Mock my GPA/Chance me for some CSUs
I'm an ancient (27) non-traditional transfer student with an abysmal GPA thanks to some bad decisions when I first attended college. I will be transferring from a CCC as a biology major. I'll be applying to some CSUs this fall and I want to make sure I have my bases covered. Is there any true safety for me? I think I should eliminate one of my reach campuses for the sake of finances, but I can't decide which.
*Current Total GPA: 2.807
*Current CSU applicable GPA: 2.660
*Total Units Completed: 56
*CSU-transfer units completed: 44
*Fall 2012 (14 units)
Biology 11A-Biology for Science Majors 1
Chem 1A-General Chemistry
*Spring 2013 (13 units)
Biology 11B-Biology for Science Majors 2
Chem 1B-General Chemistry
History 12-U.S. Since 1877
*ECs? Am I too old for ECs? Do they even care?
2011-Present: Zoo Docent (zoo education volunteer)
Member: Association of Zoo and Aquarium Docents
2009-2010: Co-chair of local 501(c)(3) transgender organization
Weird hobby: Showing rabbits, 12 years
Ancient history: Four years of FFA in high school
*I currently write for a living, so that's cool, right?
*Colleges under consideration:
CSU Channel Islands
CSU Long Beach
CSU Monterey Bay
Fresno State (my local college)
Humboldt State University
San Diego State University
CSUMB and Humboldt State, if I recall, both accept over 80% of applicants. For my low GPA are those still safeties? Since I'm in Fresno State's local area, does that increase my odds of getting in (even though I really don't want to)?
SDSU and CSULB are both very selective, and while I think I like both of them it doesn't make sense to me to spend money to apply to two colleges I likely won't get into. Do I have better odds at one or the other? Does anyone know if one is better than the other for a slightly older transfer student, or a bio major with an interest in marine biology?
Thanks for you time, CC!