Not sure if this is the right forums to post in? If not, hopefully a mod can move it.
Anyways, I have come to ask a sort of troubling question that I have been having as it pertains to my life and hope to not make this a really confusing /unclear story. It seems that at my age right now (19) I have realized that I have a totally different life than anyone I knew of in high school. I went to a sort of "upper" class public high school where from freshmen year all the way to senior year it was hell, all the way through it. I come from a family that is really impoverished and I will be the first generation of my family that will go to college. I have a very clear goal of where I want to go in my life and what I want to do, I just dont understand what opportunities I have or where to look for them regarding the institution I want to go to.
HS was horrific grade wise, just because of family issues, and senior year all the way through my now second year of community college I have been helping to pay rent and a bunch of other exorbitant activities (paying rent, and bills) pretty much helping my family out. I really have been collecting a large toll on me and it carries over into my study time/ethics. I have a goal to get into NYU. I have a 3.4 in a CC, and I heard that isnt really the best looking gpa, but its not like school is not my main focus, I just have a lot on my plate in my life right now, and with that I bust my ass hard in school.
So alongside with that, how does the application process work in NYU, is there a way to notify them or set up an interview so I can discuss what I have been through or what options they have for young adults that come from difficult backgrounds , because I believe there is more to me besides my gpa.
This may seem like a troll thread, I just really feel kind of weird posting on a forum, so I have not gone into more details in my current life, work and friends, and writing my "true feelings" it all just feels kind of awkward heh, but any and all help is really beneficial to me