<p>yeah, I guess I'm just freaking out and didn't expand.
let me explain my situation firstly, because it's fairly difficult to understand where I stand as a prospective student. </p>
<li>My high school grades were extremely poor, hovering somewhere between a 2.0 and a 2.5.</li>
<li>I was suspended (for 1 year, over a year ago) from my first University for being intoxicated under age twice.</li>
<li>I now attend a community college in Pittsburgh PA where, if my current semester grades remain the same, I will have a 3.75 overall GPA over 49 credits including Honors Macroecon, Honors Microecon, Calculus I and II, and plenty of "core" classes such as english, spanish I and II, philosophy, astronomy, etc etc...</li>
<li>My GPA at my first college was a 3.35 for only 13 credits.</li>
<li>I was rejected from the university of Pittsburgh, although I attend a university of Pittsburgh class each tuesday and thursday (international economics) through a cross registration program.</li>
<p>I have pending applications in at Boston University, New York University and Vassar College. I basically want a school with a good name for grad school, most likely a Liberal Arts college (NYU and BU were the only real "city" schools I really wanted to attend and ran out of time for my Reed application). I loved the environment of Vassar, somewhere where uniqueness (read: weirdness) isn't looked down on but students are very determined. basically, where can I get those Reed/Chicago/Swarthmore ideals, but somewhere possibly more open to understand my "situation"</p>
<p>PS. I'm sure most of the amazing people on CC have no idea what to do with a situation like my own but any advice, or ideas for schools would be great. if this time doesn't work out, I'll be working on my spring apps, and I've heard it's even harder then.</p>
<p>quick note: SAT scores were around 650 for each subject.
quick note II: I have no outstanding criminal record, just collegiate.</p>