<p>I did my freshmen year at UCLA, majoring in Computer Science and Engineering.
My parents's finances got pretty bad and as an OOS student, I had to drop out.</p>
<p>I'm still contemplating the plan of finishing college in the US, but I'd have to get really good financial aid at privates in order to be able to finish. </p>
<p>The problem is that I made the mistake of taking a really heavy engineering course-load, with no general education courses during my first year (2.7 GPA).
I'm wondering how much is it going to impact my chances at other private colleges?
I do have a 4.35 HS GPA and "ok" SATs (2000) and SAT2s (700+). </p>
I'm sort of like a minority student since I'm from South America but Asian, fluent in 4 languages, got 2.5 years of industry experience (2 years abroad and 6 months at a top internet company in my country), studied abroad for 2 years, if that's going to help at all...</p>
<p>What would be some suggestions of private colleges in my academic range where I could get financial aid (50%+)?
I don't have any state in mind.</p>
<p>When financial aid comes into question, I don't have enough idea besides those extremely top privates that offer need-blind, which I know is pretty much impossible for me because of my GPA.</p>
<p>I forgot to say: I'm considering transferring to either Spring 2011 or Fall 2011.</p>