<p>Applying: UCSC, Davis, Merced, UCSD, UCLA, UCB, NYU, UChicago, Temple, Georgetown, Northwestern, George Washington, Virginia, UPenn, Duke, Cornell, Emory (JUNIOR TRANSFER)
Ethnicity: Mexican (1st Generation)
Age: 23 now, however by the time I transfer I will be 24.</p>
<p>Currently at East Los Angeles City College
Current GPA: 3.75
Estimated GPA at the end of Spring 2012: 3.8-3.85 (conservative estimate)
Will be IGETC certified by spring 2012.
Prerequisites finished with a 4.0</p>
Deans List </p>
Worked full time for the past 5 years.
Volunteer at Placita Olvera (a church in downtown L.A) handing out food to homeless people.
105 hours of volunteer service at 2 convalescent homes. </p>
<p>The only drawback is that I have 26 Ws from the years 2006-2010 (I havent received a W since spring 2010). </p>
<p>During the time I received the 26 Ws I was severely depressed because I was sexually abused as a child, and I never received help (I still havent). And also within that time frame my mother became ill. So I had to support my entire family. I must say that it was really difficult because I had to handle 50+ hours at work, and provide for my ill mother, my disabled brother, and my schizophrenic aunt all while handling school, and trying to live on my own. Then out of the blue in the fall of 2010, my mother recovered. So I had the opportunity to stop working and move back home to focus entirely on school. </p>
<p>Now, like many of you I have aspirations of transferring to a top school, but unfortunately my academic record will affect me even though I have shown an upward trend by not receiving any Ws.</p>
<p>What do you guys think? Any and all input will be appreciated.</p>