Lets someone originally went into college not knowing entirely what they wanted to do, and that this particular person was a slouch in high school, and I mean a big one. Let's also say this guy had a hard time transitioning into college, not knowing entirely how to do study and didn't do so great his first year.
It should be known this guy also has to work full time out of necessity.
Next, lets say that this guy finds out after taking all those level math classes, and I mean classes like arithmetic, algebra, etc. That he really likes math and he really like computers and now wants to be an electrical-computer engineer. This guy has progressed into his 3rd year of community college, about to take Differential Equations, Electric & magnetism, and Calc III.
This dudes grades aren't that stellar, because of the hard transition he had a really rough start, he's gotten his GPA up from a 2.7 to a 3.1 and may be a 3.2 at the end of this semester, but feels his GPA is weak for any engineering schools.
This guy does plan on finishing his degree at the CC which wont happen until next Fall and he plans on taking some GPA booster courses in the summer for good measure
This guy does know how to build and program printed circuit boards from his high interest though.
Lets say this guy was to build a few electronic devices with a video of him building them and sent them to the college of engineering he wants to go to and lets them know why he's doing this and giving his name.
Do you think this would had any sway when it comes to admissions, even though his not so stellar GPA?