I am currently attending my local community college. I am looking into transferring in either Spring 2013 or Fall 2013. I have currently completed 27 credits with one B+ and the rest straight A's. I am an accounting major. My high school performance was very sub-par however I do have an abnormal medical history that explains my current non-enrollment for this semester and my prior mistakes academically.
In January 2010 I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and since then I have battled a major flare up - I was sick prior to this but began receiving treatment in Jan 2010. Prior to treatment I had about a 2.7-2.9 in HS while after it my grades skyrocketed to mid 90's. Pretty much overnight (or Christmas vacation, depending on how you look at it). My one withdrawal comes from getting a part time job at a SEO
firm that paid well ($15 ph) so I dropped the class very early in my first semester. I don't regret that choice and since I was doing well in the class I don't believe it should play against me.
In July of this year I was told I had to have surgery to remove my colon, which I did in August. I have another operation coming up in Nov. With this challenge I have overcome I believe that I stand a good chance at a lot of schools forgiving or overlooking my mistakes in high school pre treatment and undoubtedly forgiving missing this semester.
On top of my exceptional grades while in college and the end of my HS tenure I am in the Wall ST club and Poli. Sci clubs at my college on top of being in the junior college honor society PTK. I also have over one year supervisory experience in the work force (The outstanding part here being I only worked one year, at one point prior to surgery I was working 3 jobs). I have managed staff teams on 2 political campaigns, had an accounting internship at a major company ($12b+), had an accounting internship at a local accounting firm and was an associate at a SEO
I am a declared Accounting major with a keen interest in Economics. I am highly considering a double major. The schools I was looking at include Baruch, Binghamtom, Fordham and Columbia. These are not exclusive and I am willing to look into other schools, infact I would love to add more to my list. My fantasy college is Berkeley but that is only if the money is right. Finances are a huge factor in my decision and one of the main reasons I am leaning towards waiting until Fall 2013 to transfer.
Baruch with room and board would cost me under $15k per year and that is before financial aid and scholarships however I don't want to look back in 20 years and say I should have tried to get into Columbia or went to Fordham or another school.
Any advice will forever be appreciated.