Hello, and thank you for reading this post.
I want to start off by saying I had a rough run in High School; my little sister suffered from a multitude of medical problems, I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression, and that cycle of low self-esteem due to a bad grade led to depression and more bad grades. I would always start the 1st semester well, all A’s, then I would get a lower grade, and the next semester would be a wreck. Needless to say, my High School GPA wasn’t stellar, and I ended up going to community college for that reason and due to corona. I’m not “stupid” or have low abilities; I took multiple AP’s, was involved in a bunch of clubs. I just let perfectionism, coupled with a fear of failure, get in my way, and that was my ultimate downfall.
I don’t want this to define my life or my college years. I dreamed about going to college when I was in preschool. I want to transfer after this year (I’m a freshman) so I can have three years at a 4-year school. I’ve considered taking next year off to work on my resume and do some volunteer work (Not for my resume, I wanted to take a gap year and do it this year, but the virus stopped those plans). I love learning and am looking (Maybe dreaming) of going got schools that run between a 35% acceptance rate and 70% acceptance rate. A couple of Jesuit universities and then places like UMD or University of Delaware for the latter statistic.
I am majoring in Finance and, I am taking 16 credits this fall, and I am sorry to say they’re basic courses, English, Statistics, Philosophy of Religion, Environmental Science, and Macroeconomics. I plan to do well in them. What courses should I look into for the spring semester?
I am currently doing a lot of voltunerring at my church (Genuine Interest) and after this semester I’m going to try and get a summer internship
If I get a high GPA, do I have a chance of getting into a selective or semi-selective school after one year of Community College? What things can I do to make myself more desirable to those schools? Or do I not have a chance and its all a pipe dream?