Academic Dismissal - What are my chances?
After three years of university, I was issued an academic dismissal after this past spring semester for failing too many classes. It was a somewhat bewildering situation - I was never issued any formal warning from the university, nor was I put on probation because my GPA never fell below the 2.0 threshold for probation. I simply received a letter from the university in early June informing me of my dismissal. I did, however, get a chance to meet with the head academic dean in January 2012 to ask her a few questions about my failures and she was surprisingly helpful.
Although I was a full-time student on campus for three years, I currently only have junior level standing. In the months following my dismissal, I have been diagnosed with ADHD (inattentive) by a nationally recognized psychologist, and have enrolled in a cognitive behavioral treatment plan with her. Additionally, I am taking two classes (so far 4.0 in both classes) at community college. Barring any severe mishaps in my treatment/classes, I will be upgrading to a full courseload (5 or 6 classes) next semester (Spring 2013).
I initially had planned to transfer from my community college to a four year university for Fall 2013, but given my light courseload this semester, I am not so sure this will be sufficient to convince colleges that I can succeed with a "normal" amount of classes at a four year college. Personally, I have found my therapy to be enormously beneficial so far, and I think that I will be ready to return to my undergraduate studies after my next semester of classes. Assuming I can maintain a 4.0 (or 3.9+), how realistic is it that I will be accepted into a state school, or perhaps a Tier 1/Top 30 school?
FWIW, my SAT was a 2170, I've interned every summer since senior year, done some community service, was on the E-board for a club at my previous institution, and have a couple other ECs: 1. analyst for my former university's investment fund. 2. Will be co-heading (now that I'm home) a youth group for a 300+ member congregation for "real" Italian-Americans in my area (i.e. NOT jersey shore Italians, but those that actually transplanted Italian culture from Italy to America, follow traditions, speak the language, etc).
Thanks for reading; hope some advice can be offered!
Last edited by coal1100; 11-05-2012 at 06:14 PM.