I'm a history major at a local university and was academically dismissed 1.5 yrs ago. This is my first semester back, so while I'm working hard and have a great feeling about this fall, I don't know what the outcome will be.
Hypothetically, if I earned a kickass GPA for the rest of my undergrad, got some research experience, got a great GRE score etc. what are my chances of getting into a good state school? I live in OH, so I'd probably look into OSU. They have a pretty decent history dept and a couple of the faculty do research that really interests me. My husband and I are considering moving out of state by the time my BA is finished so he can find work in tech so, off the top of my head, UCLA for another example.
My way out there dream grad programs are Emory, UPenn, Columbia. I'm not writing myself off, but I think it would be unrealistic to think of those as options.
What do you think? Any similar circumstances?