GED Question (transferring from CC)

<p>I don't really know where I want to go yet, right now I'm going to community college and am thinking I'll have a ~3.5-3.8 GPA after my first 30 credits or so. </p>

<p>Part of my problem is applications will be due before I finish up my second semester, so I'll only have 20 credits (I took a few classes last year). Now I would imagine schools would later look at my second semester if they would even give me a chance. </p>

<p>Basically, do you think even with a GED (I took it because I fell behind in HS due to going to a few different schools, and didnt want to go for another year. The grades I do have are very inconsistant though). The scores on the GED are 99 percentile for math and science, however I'm not sure if that means anything at all. If I were to study hard and get a very good score on my SATs, and give them a progress report of my spring 07 semester do you think they would at least give me a chance to see what my final grades and GPA are at the end of the school year, or dismiss me right away?</p>

<p>Right now my top choice would be CU-Boulder, but I really don't know yet. According to their website, once you have completed 24 credits they dont look at HS anymore. If I had to wait till then I'd have to apply there for spring 2008 semester in order to have completed over 24 credits by the time of application.</p>

<p>Also, will applying to a school and then getting turned down hurt my chances of getting in at a later date if I apply again with better crudentials?</p>


<p>You know, I don't know why it is, but it does seem that schools that reject you once will reject you the next time around. I think it has to do with the admissions officers seeing that "REJECT" sticker on the file from the first time around.</p>

<p>My suggestion is that you wait and apply for the 2008 spring semester. With that 3.5 to 3.8 GPA from your current school--and with not having to explain your GED or any previous problems in high school, you would be a "lock" to get in. </p>

<p>If you apply now, the whole high school thing has to be explained--you have to get SAT scores and teacher recommendations from high school, etc. In other words your whole past (which is not so stellar) comes to light. Waiting allows you to put all that behind you and focus on your much more positive present accomplishments (and we're only talking one extra semester).</p>

<p>Good luck.</p>

<p>Thanks for the response. That definitely seems like the better route. I'm more worried about being able to find a dorm and all that. Is that still possible mid year? </p>

<p>Thanks for your help.</p>