International- UF,FSU

<p>I am an international student with an american citizenship. I would like to apply as a freshman to a university in the US. I graduated from High School in 09'.
My country does not offer AP\IB classes, however it does offer levels of difficulty for some classes.</p>

<p>Unfortunately, while in High School I didn't consider the consequences of not studying for my finals, and therefore, my GPA does not reflect me. </p>

<p>My GPA is: 75 unweighted and 88 weighted (98\100 in the highest english difficulty which is a weighted 123).</p>

Served in my countries army for 7 months as a combat medic (volunteered).</p>

Planning on taking the SAT in October.</p>

<p>The universities I would like to apply to are: FSU,UF,UMich,UCLA. My top priorities are fsu and uf due to the possibility of applying as a Florida resident for financial aid.</p>

<p>Considering my low GPA, am I better off getting a GED and applying to these schools with it, or does the fact that i am an international student might give me an advantage even with my low GPA?</p>

<p>Bump, really need some info.</p>

<p>I appreciate any advice</p>