So I'm basically coming up to the end of my Junior year, and I realized that I really am going to college in a year and a half, and that I don't want to spend 4 years at a crappy college. I'm not a "crappy" kid but I'm not exactly up to par with everyone on here. I still want a bright future, and I'm scared that I broke it.
To start things off: I've never done college research in my life, and I've basically never heard of any colleges so I'm open to LOTS of suggestions.
What colleges should I be looking into? Community colleges? State universities? Ivies? I have NO idea where I stand!
I'll tell you a bit about myself first.
I'm a white girl from Benton Harbor, Michigan
My GPA is: 2.740 (Freshman year was bad, soph was good, junior is bad so far)
Weighted, it is 2.863
February 7th ACT Score: 29 (I really got lucky. I'm not redoing it cuz i'll do worse.)
PSAT: 151 (Is this good?)
Class Rank: 50th %ile exactly.
I am taking college english/ social studies (econ) and health next year. I'm taking 4-5 years of every core subject, including spanish.
I took no honors classes freshman year, one sophomore year, and now as a junior I am in 3 AP classes, an enhanced class, and an honors class. It's hard.
I am failing my Honors Algebra 2 math class right now, and expect to fail it for this trimester. I will be retaking it this summer and getting the F off my transcript. I also failed a math class in 9th grade, and I will be redoing it next trimester and hopefully be replacing it with an A. Besides that, I'm getting mostly B's and a C in AP Chemistry.
I basically suck at math.
-I'm captain of the dance team, cross country team, and track team.
-I've been to two psychology summer camps over the last 2 years.
-I am in a statewrite youth writers association
-I have a job and work 30 hours every week.
-I have starred in one play and one musical at school
-I am on my class committee
-I am in Mock Trial
-I am in Environmental Club
-I play the Viola in the highest up oprchestra
-I am running for senior senate
-I did chemistry work with my dad over the summer in his lab
-I have 3 poems and one stry published
-I was in an Aquafina Commercial
I have no clue what I want to study. No idea.
I put in a lot of effort, and should be able to ge some excellent reccomendations. (sp?)
I want to go to college in the midwest, preferably. Not in Michigan. I would also love to go to college in florida, or washington/oregon. I'm looking for a decent, and large school. Ideally, I'd really really like to go to the University of Minnesota or Illinois but I know that I'll be unable to ge into either of them. I heard that FSU is very nice but I do not know how hard it is to get into. Ohio State sounds fun but too hard to get into. Same with IU-B.