Takin' a year off
- High school GPA was terrible.
- Graduated from a CC with a 3.7 GPA and an AA in art.
- Spent three years at the CC. During one of those years, I received several W grades and a few C grades in courses not related to art. (This is the one year that brought my GPA down.)
- Completed IGETC.
- Worked as a freelance illustrator (children's books, digital illustrations, etc.).
- Participated in lots of ECs, mostly related to art and literature.
- Enrolled in UC Irvine and am quickly finding that it wasn't a great choice for me.
- Age: 22
Let's say I decide to drop out of UCI (before the W grade deadline). I would take at least one semester, but possibly an entire year, off of college.
Is it possible for someone like me to then transfer to a top university or LAC? I would apply to colleges with relatively high transfer rates (Notre Dame, Reed) as well as those with low transfer rates which accept supplementary materials (Stanford, Haverford).
I doubt that anyone here can say the likelihood of my getting in, but I'm just wondering at this point whether it's even possible ...
Would taking a year off be frowned upon, especially when coupled with that bad year I had in CC?
Last edited by surprize; 10-13-2012 at 04:49 PM.