I’m sorry if I have grammer errors or misspelled words, it is what it is.
Little back story: I always thought school was not for me. In highschool, I maintained a 2.0 GPA throughout freshman-senior year. I started going to Diablo Valley Community College back in 2010-2011. During my time, I accumulated terrible grades once again (2.0 GPA) but still acquired 25 or so transferable credits. Community college was getting me no where so I thought why not do something with my life and join the military. While I got stationed at my first duty station in Hawaii (lucky I know), I decided to give school a second chance. I got admitted into Hawaii Pacific University and have been going to school for almost two years. I recently recieved an Associates Degree in general studies with a 3.6 GPA(I dont know why school seems easy after dealing with so much bs in the military haha).
Currently I am putting my applications for Fall of 2016. Although I got my associates in general studies, I have been focusing and eliminating the course works for general accounting major so I can get admitted into some sort of major or minor focusing into accounting.
Schools I have already applied for : USC (commonapp finished)
Schools I am waiting to apply to because of time frame (will apply in Oct or Nov when it opens) : Cal Poly, UCSB, ANY OTHER RECOMMENDATION FOR ACCOUNTING OR FINANCE WOULD BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED BECAUSE IF I DONT GET INTO ANY OF THE SCHOOLS I APPLIED TO, THAT WOULD SUCK
I am also reading from this website that CSF, SDSU, SAC, SJSU for accounting or business/econ is very well respected.
Also public schools are a plus because I dont have to come out of pocket like USC a ton of money (GI Bill Covers 100% tuition for public schools and ~$20,000 per year for private before Yellow Ribbon or Scholarships)
My question is:
Although I immensely improved my grades while attending HPU, I am kind of nervous that my grades back then are going to tarnish everything I had worked for up to now. Is demonstrating improvements from past/present a factor in college applications or is everything computer generated?? I have been trying to maintain a solid gpa so I could improve from my faults in the past but with the old grades averaged, it might drop my GPA a lot.
I get out of the military may 6, 2016.
By then I will have completed 6 more courses and currently if I were to stay at HPU, I would have about an year and a half till I receive my Bachelors in Accounting. But in all seriousness, I need to get accepted by one atleast one decent college for fall because that’s kind of how all of my plans are set for. (Cal Poly would be my #1 pick I think)
Important to note: While I was getting admitted into HPU, they took my transcripts from DVC and give me a pass/fail for all my grades. The ones I got D’s in obviously they just did not transfer those classes and the grades where it was C- or better, they give me a pass and 3 or 4 credits depending on the class. So when I started HPU, I went into my first class with a 4.0 (kind of felt like I cheated haha) But after taking 16 courses later, I still maintained a GPA of 3.6.
Again sorry for any misspellings etc.