I originally attended UC Irvine but because of some serious personal issues, my grades plummeted. I didn’t seek the help I needed and was academically disqualified. Moved back home, started community college. The original plan was to just get my grades up and apply for readmission, but over time I changed my major and decided I didn’t want to go back. I’m now applying as an upper-division transfer at Humboldt State University for the Environmental Science and Management - Ecological Restoration major. I’m applying to other schools as well but this is my top choice. My overall GPA from all institutions is 2.96, and my cumulative GPA from my community college is 3.8 (I’ve attended my community college since Spring semester of 2020, during which time I’ve earned almost all A’s, and 2 B’s). Don’t know how important this is, but by the end of spring 2022 I will have completed all transferable/offered lower division classes required for this major.
I know admissions officers weigh more recent grades more heavily, which is a big point in my favor. But I’m still nervous that they’ll see that I’ve been academically disqualified on my application and throw it in the trash. I really want all the work I’ve put in the last couple years to raise my GPA to pay off. Do you think they’ll give me a chance?