I was valedictorian with a 3.88 GPA and was a National Merit Finalist. My SAT score was 2130, and I was a member of the National Honor Society. I have a bunch of dual credit done in high school; I think my GPA for that was 3.5 or something.
I’ll age out of being a dependent student before I graduate, but at the moment my EFC is $0—and we really can’t afford much past that. My parents don’t have high enough credit scores to cosign private loans, either, so I basically need the entire cost in financial aid.
I stupidly did not apply for anywhere with automatic full rides, and completed one semester (either 8 or 12 credit hours, I think 8) at a college I couldn’t afford with a 0.9 GPA, which of course makes me ineligible for almost everything that would’ve given me a full ride before.
Are there colleges that would treat me as a freshman for full-ride scholarships based on SAT, National Merit, valedictorian status, or high school GPA? Are there colleges that give transfer students scholarships based on any of those things? Is there anywhere not selective that meets full need?