I'm a U.S. military member that's transitioning to civilian life. I'll be getting paid to spend the next 3-4 years of my life in college, thanks to the post 9/11 GI bill. I will be living in a Southern state attending a state school or starting at a community college and then transferring to a state school. My college career prior to joining the service was rocky, to say the least. I think I had a GPA below 2.0. I bounced around through the math/science departments. The classes I attended, which were very few, I did well in. My grades in the calculus curriculum were representative of my entire college career, in my opinion: Calc 1: C (attended some of the sessions) Calc 2: A (attended most of the sessions) Calc 3: F (I had an A until I stopped attending, did not even show up for the midterm or final) Differential Equations: F (I thought the class was no more difficult than Calc 2, but I didn't hang around long) My point is, I did fine when I tried and failed miserably when I didn't. I'm stuck with these transcripts following me forever. I've studied a foreign language for the last 6 years and have a degree with a 3.8 GPA from the institution I received it from. I was practically forced to show up for every second of class time. I've done better academically since starting my military career but I've also excelled in a population that's already pretty exceptional. I owe that fact to figuring out what it means to actually work hard. I'm interesting in studying electrical engineering. As I said, I will be getting paid to attend college, and I've also been fortunate enough to be mindful of my own money. Money is not and will not be an issue for me for the foreseeable future. I've contacted a number of schools, including their veterans affairs departments, and none of them are interested in considering my foreign language accomplishments/transcripts for admissions. My questions are: With the information I've provided, what would you do? Assuming no state school will accept me, what should I study at community college and what else might I do to increase my chances of transferring to a local state school to study electrical engineering? I will be living near a major city with more than a few state school options, but relocation is something I'm trying to avoid - maximizing my chances of transferring to a school within my vicinity is a high priority. Should I start over from scratch since it has been at least 6 years since I've been in a college class that's remotely relevant to what an electrical engineering major studies? Academic bankruptcy/amnesty options may increase my chances of acceptance at a state school (erasing my poor GPA in the accepting school's eyes), but I already have my general education requirements completed. However, I'll basically be starting at the bottom if I pursue an electrical engineering degree. What else might I consider? I'm open to any and all suggestions/criticisms. Thanks!