CURRENT CUMULATIVE CC GPA 2.56 (sophmore)
HS GPA: I don’t even remember
(never taken honors or ap classes)
EC: Did a lot of community service in hs, was captain of the culinary team my senior year
I’ve never taken school seriously. My first two years in high school I decided that I was going to attend a community college because of how poorly I did my freshman year. Knowing that I was going to a CC after high school, I cruised through the rest of the school years not worrying about my grades. I didn’t even take the SAT or ACT (still haven’t). Committing to going to a CC was my excuse to not take my education seriously.
I’m currently in my second year of community college at IVC and I’m now realizing how screwed I am. At the time, I had aspirations of becoming a Physical Therapist so I had started looking at USC’s DPT program. The courses weren’t anything that I’ve never heard of so I thought they’d be a walk in the park. However, the transition from high school to college was quite difficult on me and it affected my grades drastically. I ended up with all C’s in: Bio 1, Intro Gen/Org Biochem and a Writing 1 class. After my first semester I decided to take classes that I thought was going to help me transfer to USC. But it turns out those classes aren’t transferable. They definitely boosted my 2.0 GPA; but that doesn’t matter since the classes aren’t transferable.
COVID hit during the end of my 2020 spring semester and it wasn’t easy. At the end of the semester I ended up with a 3.67 (with the non-transferable classes) and decided to take a summer course while working full time as a prep-cook. Taking that class was by far the worst mistake I made in 2020. I thought I could juggle working full time and taking an 8 week trigonometry course all at the same time. I came home every night extremely exhausted and without the energy to wake up for my 8AM trig class the next day. The only free time I had was spent watching hours and hours of lecture recordings. To no surprise I ended up getting a F in that class which dropped my cumulative gpa down to a 2.28.
During the first couple of months of the initial lockdown I realized that maybe going down the DPT route wasn’t for me. I started to recognize that I stopped being proactive in learning about kinesiology and fitness. I was more focused on trying to prevent myself from looking older than I actually am; I was trying to prevent myself from balding. I found so much joy and comfort researching about the medicinal treatments that there are about hair loss prevention. And as a very young adult male, this topic isn’t something that we are very well educated on. I want to be the person people come to for questions about hair loss since no one was there for me when I had these questions.
I’m now focusing on transferring to USC’s school of Gerontology in hopes to becoming a dermatologist that specializes in hair loss. I hope to start applying to different schools by my junior year at IVC, but that means I’ll have to take summer courses to get myself caught up. I always talk about how I’m going to transfer to USC but I don’t actually have the grades/extra curriculars to back up my claim. All in all, I’m a below average student that has aspirations that may be too high to achieve.