Can I still get in?

<p>My GPA isn't great (maaaybe a 3.0; I haven't calculated it after taking remediation courses from BYU), my SAT scores were OK (1470), but I do have very legitimate reasons for my sub- par marks.</p>

<p>During my junior year, I endured the loss of three family members (plus the diagnosis and decline of my grandpa with Alzheimer's), had antibiotic- resistant pneumonia for 2+ months (so, was out of school for that long), and then was physically assaulted by my scout leader. All this was over the course of five months, and I nearly committed suicide. Coping with all of that at 16 was the hardest thing I've ever had to do. As a result of this, I failed five out of six classes. And it really didn't help that I had failed one semester of a math class before that.</p>

<p>So, in senior year I doubled down. I took literally two full years' worth of classes in one year, passed them all (except for one), and turned it all around. I was really proud of myself, but my personal achievements seemed meaningless.</p>

<p>Anyway, I am missing that one class still (Algebra II), and it's required for admission. I've already graduated from high school, so I don't know if I am still able to take high school level courses, or where to take them. </p>

<p>I've written a very strong essay, and I no doubt have the desire, passion, and dedication to take on the academic rigor of a four- year university. I crave knowledge and a challenge, but I'm not sure the school will accept me. Does anybody have any information on this topic? Has anybody spoken to an admissions counselor at the school about this issue? (I'm still waiting for a response)</p>

<p>Thanks in advance, guys! Happy college hunting!</p>

<p>I’d say that you have a chance, but how long has it been since you’ve graduated?</p>

You can take required courses at a community college. Since they are required for admission but not college level, you will not be considered a transfer student.