You did it — you took your entrance exams, wrote your essay and sent in your college applications.

All that’s left is to wait for the responses to trickle in as you finish senior year. You’re likely feeling a mix of nervousness and excitement during this interim period, and you may even find yourself wondering if a four-year college or university is the best fit for you right now.

Some students benefit from spending anywhere from a semester to a couple years at a community college before transferring to a four-year school to complete their bachelor’s degree. 

From saving money to solidifying your academic foundation in a local setting, there are plenty of reasons to consider community college. If you’re wondering whether starting at one might make sense for you, take this quiz.

No matter which option you’re leaning toward, make sure to weigh all of the factors before creating a plan that supports your goals. Still stumped? Consult your high school counselor or other students who’ve been there — they will likely have wisdom to share.