I’m a former Terrible Student™ that gave up in 2017, and recently got my act together in the spring with the hope of transferring to a CSU for Fall 2021. Since re-enrolling, I’ve had almost all As and my individual semester GPAs are great; BUT because of how poorly I did before, even if I were to Ace every single lower-division course left, my overall GPA would only be 2.8 at best (according to a GPA calculator I found).
For a transfer student with a poor GPA, is there a chance they might consider the positive trends in my grades after the gap, rather than solely the overall GPA? Or should I save myself the time/heartbreak and look into other options? If it’s relevant, my CC is part of the California CC system, although I don’t entirely understand what that entails.