My son has taken challenging courses at a very competitive HS in the Bay Area and gotten B’s and C’s and some pass/fails due to COVID. 2.8 GPA, not exactly on the upward swing but hard to say with COVID and his classes being all online. He is a super creative and different kid who writes music and poetry, involved in theater, teaches himself extinct languages on his own, works at a job and really struggles with assignments.
1250 SAT, a 3 and a 4 on 2 AP tests. He wants to study linguistics or some kind of global studies. Any suggestions for him in CA, OR, or elsewhere in the West? Our budget is $30-40k annually. We are applying to places like University of Portland and some CSU’s but I’m not sure those are great fits. Ideally he’d be in a small private for odd liberal arts kids but not really in the budget unless there are loans. Thanks!!