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Now, here's my problem. I've only got a GED. But before you just tell me "No, there's no way, you're screwed", listen to what I have to say.
I didn't get a GED because I'm stupid. I had a rough time in HS due to some sleeping problems (which has been resolved now, thankfully). Because of my sleeping disorder, I came to school in the middle of the day, which left me short 13 credits for a HS diploma. Instead of spending another two years at HS, I decided to get my GED. My GED is with honors (from CT), if that mater at all.
And another consequence of my absence is awful grades. In fact, I got a 100% on my chemistry mid term, yet somehow managed to fail the first semester. I knew the material, but couldn't keep up with the HW because it often required me to be IN THE CLASS.
I'm currently enrolled in a CC (Yeah, I know) where I'm studying physics. I'll transfer to a state university and do as well as I can there.
And I saw that they look for fluency in foreign languages, I'm pretty close to fluent in Russian (У меня есть российская девушка), and I'm gonna start German soon. Languages and world travel are sort of one of my "hobbies".
If I do really well for two years at a state university, what are my chances of being accepted to a school like NYU? Considering high enough SAT scores of course, which I'll be taking soon.