Throughout high school, I never fully applied myself and slacked, and am now facing the consequences of that mistake. As you’ve read, I have an 1190 SAT, a 24 ACT but a 2.4 GPA. I don’t know what to do. I want to go to college and major in computer science but I really don’t know if I can.
I’m looking at ASU which is very good for computer science, they guarantee admission if you meet certain “benchmarks” I meet (and in some exceed) in all of them except the English benchmark.
English isn’t my first language, I came to the US when I was 12, but I don’t want to use that as an excuse. On the bright side, I have pretty good math scores which is a plus point considering I’m applying for an engineering degree. To make it even worse, I had to leave the country for a while in my sophmore year which led to me missing a lot of the material, which then led to me failing 1 credit of my class.
I have a letter of recommendation from two of my teachers and my counselor to help me but I don’t how much that will help. I’ve also taken 4 AP classes this year (Computer Science Principles, Stats, Macro, Micro) to show the colleges that I’m someone who’s willing to take a challenge and do good. Another good thing is that my grade overall do show a positive incline where my grades have gone from Cs/Ds to As/Bs.
Be brutal and please help me. I don’t care how harsh the truth. I feel like my life has fallen apart and I want to piece it back together. I want to succeed in life and be given another chance to prove myself.
An option I have is to go to community college and trasfer to my in state university (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities) but due to asian mentality my parents would not approve of that at all. I don’t know what to do.
Thank you so much