Hi everyone! I have a question: Is it bad to jump around in college a lot? Even if your records are good? My background: I originally wanted to go into science. I was about to declare an engineering major at my community college (because it was the closest to physics as I could get), but my job gave me an ultimatum -- "quit your classes or lose your job". This was in 2009, so I wasn't about to give away a good job. (This proved to be a really good decision, because about two years later I was promoted to IT and got some HPUX admin and Unix scripting experience). During this time, I finished an AA in History (with honors) because it was the only thing I was remotely interested in that would allow me to do most of my classes at night and online. I graduated May 2012 with my AA. But this semester, I was able to quit my job (which I didn't like anyway) and go back to school full time, so I chose physics here at UNLV. Next year, I'm faced with a dilemma. I can either move to Washington over the summer with my (extended) family and transfer to another university (which, ultimately, I'd rather do because I would miss them), or stay here and finish out my last two years at UNLV, where I know I like the program and faculty. So, a detailed version of the question is: I spent a ridiculously long amount of time at the community college getting a history degree (something like... 8 years with extra classes). Transferred to UNLV specifically for physics, and may transfer AGAIN to Portland State. Will that look bad to grad schools? Like I can't make up my mind or that I'm flaky? My grades are good, honor society, IT experience, plan on REUs, etc. Would it be simple enough to just explain my situation once it comes time to apply for grad schools? What about employment? Would they care that I transferred twice, or do they just want to see that I have the degree(s) and experience? Thanks in advance!