I've got one more semester left finishing up the periphery work before I transfer to a school with an EE degree to begin the core work of a program. I'm right at Georgia Tech's doorstep (although I wouldn't be able to live at home with the parents), but I don't know if paying for GT is a feasible option for me. There is another school in Atlanta called Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) that has an engineering program that is just starting up. So far, they don't have a graduating class so they are not accredited. This is a cause of concern, and I'm also a bit concerned that the education will not be rigorous enough to really allow me to stand out. I do hope to go on to GT for graduate-level work, but I'm wondering if I stand out at SPSU if it's likely that I'll have a good opportunity to get into an M.S. program at GT with perhaps help on tuition from a co-op/research grant.