I am planning on starting the ATP program in the coming months but I am still wondering if it would be a better option to go to a college offering a pilot program such as Spartan college. I currently have no college done, I am 19 and already have my PPL, but I do want to do at least some college which is why I’m not sure which is the best option for me. I want to attend ATP because its fast and I would be able to start flying for an airline sooner. While I do my ATP training I would like to do some online college so I could get at least a 2 year degree but I saw that major airlines require a bachelor. So maybe I could do a bachelor online which could be another option. I also saw that its possible to transfer credits to other aviation schools like Embry Riddle but I have no idea how that works and how that could help me. I don’t know how I should go with getting some college done but I want to start ATP this year for sure because I know that the ATP training is really good and it prepares you well for the airlines according to my research.
What I would like to know and what I need help deciding on is first of all, how the chances of getting the airline interview are and if everyone gets the chance while doing ATP training? If I don’t have a degree at the time, or still working on it, will that affect my chances? …The other thing is what is the better and smarter option. Doing a 2 year degree while I do ATP or just doing a bachelor right away so I don’t have to worry about it later on? Or if I did get a 2 year degree and I complete my ATP training then what can I do in regards to transferring credits to Embry Riddle or other colleges?
Thank you very much in advance. I hope its understandable, but this is the only thing that is holding me back right now and I really want to start off my career as soon as possible.