Just need a little hope.

<p>My high school teachers always have been more than happy to supply their information as well as paper documents to "encourage" the students who do not have high GPA's to get into well known colleges. (Such as myself)</p>

<p>During my senior year, I've been flipping through these articles and all the time the "low" GPA of these students was around 3.2-3.4. What? I was confused, and disheartened by the standards of "low." Comparing my current 2.6 GPA to this, was like saying I had no chance! </p>

<p>Right now, as far as I'm concerned, I'm not a good student. So can someone here just give me a little blink of light? Please? :) </p>

<p>My current cumulative GPA is 2.6 as stated earlier. I had taken two AP classes last year, and am taking three more this year.<br>
My SAT composite for both my reading (570) and math (470) is 1040.
My ACT composite was 26. (I am planning on retaking the ACT in December.)</p>

<p>Much Mahalo!</p>

<p>If you study hard for the ACT, you should be able to have a perfectly good score.
Also, knowing individual grades for this would help. If you didn't do well in elective courses, but did well in core classes, there are some colleges, like the University of Central Florida, that only consider core classes, and weight honors classes as well as AP courses. However, if this isn't the case, there are also colleges that don't care so much about gpa. Just do a search on collegeboard- I just did. I'm not sure what majors you're interested in or if you care how big or where the college is, so I just searched for four-year colleges with 50% or more admitted students with a gpa between 2.0 and 3.0 and inputted your ACT and SAT scores, and 73 colleges came up.
Another option would be community college. There is absolutely nothing wrong with going to a community college, and if you want, transfer to a 4-year college after a while.
Basically, don't be too concerned, you're good. : D</p>