So, I spent 3 years at UC Santa Cruz and got a whole bunch of really bad grades. My GPA is about 2.0 with a fair number of D's and F's. Long story short, it turns out I'm not dumb, uninterested, or unmotivated; I have ADD. Time management, test taking, etc. all suffered bigtime (also largely due to alcohol and poor sleep patterns). I've come a ways now; I've changed how I do things, and I've learned a bit how to deal with it. Anyway, I have always intended to transfer elsewhere since UC Santa Cruz does not offer mechanical engineering. The good news is... I've completed ALL of the lower division requirements for most UCs (Math, Physics, Chem, Engr courses, and some GEs), but now I'm stuck trying to get in somewhere with a dismal GPA. I have always been 100% dedicated to this major and I've never wavered from it.
I'm trying to get an idea of what avenue I may take to get in to another UC for mech engineering. I have a hard time accepting that I'm doomed to never attend a UC again.
Are there schools out there that may understand my situation?
Does anyone have any stories like this?
Any suggestions, ideas, or input?
From what I gather the UCs are very sensitive to disabilities, so is that something I could exploit?
I know I cannot afford to be choosy here, but I'm not real hot on Riverside or any of the CSUs. Obviously, its kind of a long shot, and I'm trying to get the most as possible, so I'm open to ideas.