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. This ended up being the best decision for Sarah Enloe, who graduated from Westfield State University with a BA in English in 2016. Before transferring to Westfield State, Enloe attended Bristol Community College, where she completed an associate’s degree in liberal arts and humanities in 2014.

“I chose to attend a two-year school for a few reasons,” Enloe says. “Part of it was financial. I wasn’t sure of my major yet, and it didn’t make sense to spend extra money at a university when I was still uncertain about what I wanted to do. Also, my community college was close to home, and I could easily get to and from work.” For Enloe, convenient access to her job was an important part of her college journey, because it helped pay for classes and living expenses after high school.

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.