I'm a sophomore and was dismissed from a local university after the Fall 2016 term for my low cumulative GPA (< 1.5, I'll just leave it at that). This was due to severe depression that compromised every aspect of my life, esp my academic life. Towards the end of that fall semester, I was hospitalized for one week in a stress management center. I was perfectly competent as far as learning content, taking exams, etc. I just had a really hard time showing up for class, socializing, asking for help, and had great difficulty finding motivation and focus. Since then, I've been on medication and have kept up with therapy.
My university has a policy that allows a previously dismissed student to place an appeal after one calendar year, which I plan to do this spring. In the meantime, since I can't afford community college (I've exhausted my options), I plan to take and pass as many CLEP exams as possible.
Assuming I earn some credits through CLEP exams, what would my chances of getting back into school be, in your opinion?
I don't mind sharing some more info: I attended Kent State, a decent school, but not very competitive (acceptance rate is something like 96%).
Any ideas besides CLEP to demonstrate competence and all those other things the admissions office wants?