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In desperate need of help

ItzBTrain61ItzBTrain61 Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
In the "chance" forum. I asked which universities I could get into with my 3.0 GPA, and I was told that I should go to Community College or retake the SATs.

I don't want to go to Community College because that means I have to spend two more years at home and I have an annoying little brother who is going to make that two years an absolute hell for me. He's annoyed me ever since he could speak, and now that he's 15 he tries to go on my iPad to find my "content" to use it against me for his own gain.

Please help me! I do not want to go to Community College and put up with this for two more years. It's actually gotten to the point where I really hate my brother. I have to put up with his stupid BS everyday and I have no where else to go. My parents are separated and my dad lives in Florida. I don't want to live with him because he pretends to care about me in order to find something to use against my mom.
I have an UW 2.97 GPA with 1170 on the SAT. I know it's not good but I'm working to improve during my senior year. I've considered retaking the SAT but I don't think it'll make a difference. I want to go to a university with a high hispanic population (I like spanish women but that's another discussion for another day.) I need someplace where I can go to get away from my brother. If I have to live with him for two more years I'm going to lose my sanity. I hate almost everything about my home life. I hate my brother, my town, my crappy social life, I just wanna get away from it all immediately.
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Replies to: In desperate need of help

  • NASA2014NASA2014 Registered User Posts: 2,368 Senior Member
    Why not live at the campus of the community college?
  • mittentiggermittentigger Registered User Posts: 78 Junior Member
    Do you have the money to pay tuition at a sleep away college?
  • NASA2014NASA2014 Registered User Posts: 2,368 Senior Member
    Utah state university accepts about 99% percent :)
  • figgycatfiggycat Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
    There are quite a few colleges that accept close to 100% of students that aren't community colleges, but it depends on how much tuition you can afford. You can Google "colleges I can get into with a low GPA/SAT scores" and find one that's close to you that you might be interested in.
  • intparentintparent Registered User Posts: 36,036 Senior Member
    This was all covered pretty thoroughly in your chances thread... you aren't going to get different answers here, even though you didn't like what you heard.
  • ItzBTrain61ItzBTrain61 Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    I plan to apply for scholarships and financial aid.

    I don't think anyone here understands the severity of my situation. My brother is the spawn of satan. He's always in my business, so much that I have no privacy, he tells my mom everything, and he annoys me to the point of a nervous breakdown. It's not only that, I absolutely hate my town. I have ever since I started the 6th grade. So much that I've contemplated moving in with my dad a few times. I have a dead-end retail job that used to pay me good money until they were visited by the state's labor dept. Now I'm lucky if my paycheck comes close to what it was before. My job, this college search, and school are all the main feeders to my stress. Two months ago whenever I sneezed my eye would start throbbing. I feel like one day I'm going to end having a seizure in the middle of algebra class.

    And all this negativity and all the "your scores won't get you in anywhere, you have to go to community college" isn't helping me. I need to get away from home not stay here for two more years.

    Thanks for listening to me vent.
  • NASA2014NASA2014 Registered User Posts: 2,368 Senior Member
    -Why not try and apply to Utah State University?
  • jsies11jsies11 Registered User Posts: 185 Junior Member
    edited November 2014
    Honestly, an 1170 SAT indicates you may not be able to handle the rigor of a college education. You're not going to get a scholarship with those stats. If I were you, I would take a gap year and work full-time to save up money to move somewhere else. Establish residency there, then go to the local community college and work your way up to a four year. You're not "above" a community college and many offer quality students and faculty.
  • NASA2014NASA2014 Registered User Posts: 2,368 Senior Member
    My friend was the one that got into Utah state with a 2390. Jeies, I got a 950 on my sat and apply to all the colleges I ever wanted to apply. I even applied to Colgate University and im proud to have apply because in the end I can tell my kids where I apply and didn't. Right now I'm in a community college and I love it. my grades are better than the high school ones.
  • 1501qwerty1501qwerty Registered User Posts: 60 Junior Member
    Why on earth would your friend go to Utah State if he had a 2390 SAT score?
  • cptofthehousecptofthehouse Registered User Posts: 26,432 Senior Member
    Perhaps you can live with your father and commute to a college local to where he lives. No more little brother around, whole new environment.

    There are a number of colleges that will accept you. the issue is going to be paying for it. How much are your parents willing to pay for your schooling? Who is going to pick up your living expenses? Those are the issues that determine whether a student can go away to college most of the time. By living with a parent, they are picking up your living expenses. When you live else where, those expenses, starting with room and board have to be paid by someone. Some students with high stats can get scholarships to cover some of the expenses. Those eligible for financial aid might get some money that way. But for most people, the money comes from the parents for college. If your parents won't or can't pay, you don't have that option.
  • NASA2014NASA2014 Registered User Posts: 2,368 Senior Member
    1501- it doesn't matter where you go. He just loved that place to begin with
  • gearmomgearmom Registered User Posts: 3,904 Senior Member
    You could join the military or go to a vocational school and live with your dad. What does it matter if not your favorite and not everyone needs to go to college.
  • dustypigdustypig Registered User Posts: 925 Member
    It definitely sounds like living with your dad and commuting to a Florida state school may be the least of several evils. Or living with your dad and attending a community college in Florida. Or, even living with your dad and finding another dead-end retail job (or maybe something better would be available since you could work full-time) so you can start saving up money for tuition down the road.

    You could also just move out of your mom's house to get away from your brother, find someone living in an apartment who needs a roommate, and find a full-time job in your own town. That might be easier since you're familiar with the area. But you say you hate your home town and want to get away, so you might not prefer that.

    What is your family's financial situation? If your parents can't or won't pay for your college expenses, that unfortunately really limits your opportunities. I'm sorry to say that I agree with the poster who said that you're not going to get scholarships with your grades and scores. Financial aid, maybe, but it won't cover all your expenses -- there will still be a significant amount to pay that your parents will have to cover.
  • MishekMishek Registered User Posts: 97 Junior Member
    What you're doing is looking for someone to solve this problem. Stop pushing everyone's answers aside. I had similar stats to yours. Even lower. I have a 2.6-2.7 GPA and an 1230/1600 and 1840/2400. None of this is stopping me from thinking. I'm applying to my dream schools. I'm doing everything I can to raise my chances of getting in. But at the same time, I'm not stupid or ignorant. I know that I probably won't get into those, so I have my safeties. Community colleges and nearby city schools. Do your research, be smart, and apply. If money is a problem for applications, then limit it. But don't expect people here to just solve your problems. Want to apply to a school and think you have decent chances to get in? Apply. But have your safeties. Do your research. Good luck
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