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Anyone ever got into college with a 1.80 gpa?

daysakaidaysakai 1 replies2 threadsRegistered User New Member
also having high SAT scores?
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 78232 replies690 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    There are open admission community colleges that you can start at. But you need to do better there than in high school.
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 41882 replies451 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Community college, but you need a 2.0 to graduate high school so retake all classes you got an F in and plan to be a 5th year senior before you can think of college. It'll also help you figure out why you keep getting Ds and C's with the occasional F thrown in, fix the problem, and learn better study habits/skills/behavior control to start a positive spiral.
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  • DustyfeathersDustyfeathers 3352 replies77 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited September 21
    I echo that you would do best to start at community college. Before doing so, however, you may want to take some time -- gap time -- to mature. By mature I mean, physically let yourself grow up a little (it takes up to age 25 for your frontal lobe to fully integrate with the rest of your brain; that's the area of your brain that handles executive functioning, the part that allows you to have control over your actions); see what the world contains that might interest you; and perhaps gain some study skills.

    Whatever you do, don't complicate your life by getting pregnant or getting someone else pregnant, getting married, or going into debt--that sort of thing.

    During your gap time you may want to consider 1) working or volunteering near your home; 2) Americorps NCCC or other Americorps programs (they provide housing, food, stipend, health insurance, a uniform, and money towards college at the end); 3) Student Conservation Association internships or jobs; 4) Volunteer.gov positions (they have housing); 5) coolworks lists jobs that pay and have housing in interesting locations; 6) workaway lists nonpaying positions with housing around the world; 7) WWOOFing allows you to live and work on organic farms around the country.

    MOOCs are free classes online and you can risk-free practice your study skills. Try Coursera or Edx for classes. There's no transcript to follow you unless you want it to (and then you pay some money for that). Khan Academy has practice for math and testing. All free.

    Once you feel confident about your skills as a student, THEN start community college and proceed. The work you do will also help you understand what issues and jobs appeal to you and that will help you find your way more fruitfully once you start college. Best of luck to you. Many extremely successful people messed up high school and found their ways later through first trying things out in the world and then attending college.
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  • Groundwork2022Groundwork2022 2226 replies37 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    You can do a search for four-year colleges that take everyone. They're out there, but you won't get any financial aid. You should first do what the posters above suggested, however. Worse than a 1.8 GPA is a 1.8 GPA plus being in debt.

    Your path is likely to be a different one than the high school-to-college path, and there's nothing wrong with that.
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  • coolguy40coolguy40 2191 replies3 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Can you graduate with that GPA? If you can, then do it and just go to community college. If you can keep reasonable grades, then you'll have a lot more options than having to go to an open admissions school.
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  • austinmshauriaustinmshauri 8930 replies334 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    From their other thread it sounds like you're already in community college. Are you trying to transfer to a different school?
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  • bopperbopper 14067 replies100 threadsForum Champion CWRU Forum Champion
    Do you have a high SAT score? Or do you think that you can get one?
    Why is your GPA so low?
    Do you go to class?
    Do you have family issues?
    Do you do your homework? If not, why not?
    Do you read the assignments?


    Ideas on things to do differently:
    https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/high-school-life/2026961-what-to-do-when-you-arent-doing-well-in-a-hs-class-p1.html
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