so basically i want to get some opinions on my odds of getting into a good college.
i graduated high school in spring of 2018. i was homeschooled under a private school, but almost all of my courses were dual enrollment or AP. i had over 500 hours of community service, won state speaking competitions, played competitive sports, started my own business, interned etc. i had a 3.9 gpa & 1250 on the SAT which i know is on the lower end. i also come from rural tennessee where education is poor and opportunities are scarce.
i was admitted to american university in the fall of 2018, finished my freshman year in spring of 2019. in the fall of 18 my dad had gotten sick, lost his business, and couldn’t pay for my tuition. i was left 65k in debt. i couldn’t get my transcripts or enroll in class but i stayed in dc, worked 3 jobs, interned, was sending money home, and was basically homeless for a month (i couch surfed or slept in my car). i’m pretty sure i left with a 3.5 gpa which is lower than i would’ve liked, but as a first gen student of two caribbean immigrants, it was difficult to juggle a job, internship w a senator, dealing with sexual assault, my fathers health, and have a full course load.
my parents and i worked so hard over the last year and i can finally get my transcripts. i’ll most likely be applying for next fall now. i really want to go to another reputable university. it’s honestly the only option for me. they don’t have to be ivy league, but that’d be amazing obviously. i honestly feel like some colleges will factor in my circumstances when assessing how i look on paper (i hope).
i’d like some opinions on what you think my odds of getting into a top 50 school for political science or international relations is. thank you for reading!