one plus is I've already passed my AP English III test last year so I won't have to take that in college and also I'm currently taking ap english iv and AP calculus so hopefully I pass those as well.
Be prepared to take those classes again. AP is overrated, IMO.
I had a couple of those classes and scored towards the top on my mathematics placement exams and still had to take bumfuq algebra and geometry in college because they conveniently didn't transfer over.
You might as well start bending over and spreadin' those cheeks because college is gonna rape you for all your worth. Especially if you go out of state....ESPECIALLY!
I went to community college first and got the GE classes out of the way. It was 20 bucks a credit hour 5 years ago in California.
Then I took a couple years off to join the Army and went into the National Guard soon after which I am still currently a part of. I had to sign a 6 year contract, but I get to use State and Federal tuition assistance, along with the GI Bill and Pell Grant (which just about anyone can get). Although there are new rules coming out to start clamping down on those funds.
Regardless, I'm double majoring in engineering and have zero debt.
Don't rule out going to a community college first to knock out the "fluff". And if you want to go the military route, consider the National Guard over the Reserves since you can tap into state funds as well. And you can serve your commitment as you go to school instead of commissioning and having to serve afterwards.