Chances for CSU, or even UC as Computer Science Major with Low GPA
My son just finished 11th grade, and his UC GPA is 3.25. The only reason it is this high is because he attends a performing arts high school and has a large number of music classes in which he received A grades (awesome musician!). However, he wants to major in Computer Science, not music, and his transcript is filled with many AP classes for which he earned a C. His weighted CSU/UC GPA as calculated on the UC site is 3.25, and his ACT on his first try was 24. Does he have a chance at San Diego State, Cal Poly Pomona, or a UC school like UC Riverside as a Computer Science major? Or should he look at schools like Sonoma State? Or is even that a reach? We are also considering WUE schools in Washington and Arizona, but since many of them don't weight the GPA like CSU/UC, we're not sure of his chances at these school (NAU, ASU Poly, WSU, CWU, WWU, etc.). I should add that our family income is too high to qualify for any financial aid (dad is a physician), and that he has a physical disability (so his essay may be compelling). Thank you for any recommendations for schools we should consider!