<p>Let me start this out by saying I messed up HUGELY and I need all of the advice/help I can get. Crush my dreams, whatever, I need to know what my options are and how screwed I am. I don't even know if this post is in the right place but it has to do with a potential transfer.</p>
<p>I graduated high school in 2009, blah blah blah. I was rocking the high 80's in terms of grades, would be higher but, you know, gym class 0's brought me down. No extra curriculars because I hate everyone and my high school was mediocre. Oh wait, I was on the Quiz Bowl team for about a month. In all honesty, I want to be a housewife, but this isn't the 1950's and I'm going to have to get a job, and a decent job requires college.</p>
<p>I didn't want to go to college (being 17 and all, September birthdays hooray), so I opted for the community college half an hour from my house, figuring I'd try it out and make my dad happy. I HATEHATEHATEHATEHATEHATEHATED it there. Words cannot express how horrible that cesspool was. One of my professors was seriously willing to FAIL people out of the class (Freshman English) because of what PEN they liked to write with. I'm not joking. The <em>entire</em> staff was apathetic and unwilling to help anyone at all. they just shrugged and suggested I go talk to someone else. The teachers were all pompous a**clowns and way too full of themselves. It's a community college, not Yale or something.</p>
<p>I really hope 'real' colleges aren't like that, but I might not even get that far. In addition, it had a ridiculous attendance policy for a commuter-only college I think, and I frequently get sick to the point that I cannot drive. Like, hospitalized for two weeks while they soak me in a tub of ice so my brain doesn't boil sick. But it's gotten better over the years, and I can manage it better. If I can manage to not nearly die this fall, I want to go to a real college in Fall 2011. I'd like to clarify that there is nothing medically wrong with me, I have no conditions, I just have a really weak immune system and I can't regulate my body temperature all that well.</p>
<p>So the attendance policy states that if you miss X days (based on class frequency), you automatically fail the class, no matter what. I don't remember if you could request a withdrawal after that point but I hated all of my professors and doubted they would give me a withdrawal anyway. I missed X+1 days. I get sick, I can't help it, I really can't. So I stopped going. This was fall 2009.</p>
<p>Personal stuff happens, I get sick of sitting around all day watching cartoons and playing video games. I had my gap year (it'll be two gap years but whatever, it worked, I'm mature enough to handle it now.) So now I'm feeling like I'm ready to go to a 'real' college, and I would be applying for the Fall 2011 admission to my college of choice. I have no idea what to do, so I go talk to my old high school guidance counselor because she's much better at this stuff than I am and she's a friend. I'm all pumped to retake the SAT and everything this October because when I took it my senior year it was a last minute "Oh hey, I might as well take it but it's not like I'm going to college or anything right?" thing and I took it like any other test (even state ones!), in my pajamas and barely awake. I don't even remember my scores, I didn't care at all, but I know they weren't 100% but whatever.</p>
<p>So I go to my old counselor. We don't know if I will have to transfer my stunning community college GPA of 0.0 because I dropped out. I gained no credits, I didn't even stay for half the semester, and they were all (minus the one) classes I didn't want or need to take, but because I signed up so late, they were all that was left and I needed to be full time or they'd kill my family or something. Probably health insurance related. </p>
<p>But now I want to go to an awesome college and I'm pretty sure I will never be able to because there is absolutely no way I'm going back to that community college to try those horrible classes over again. I'd rather skin myself and roll around New York City than go back to that community college. Keep in mind it's not the curriculum, but the people I had to learn it from. I'm one of those students that sleeps through everything then manages to get a 100 on a major test. Curriculum is not an issue for me.</p>
<p>So, here is the tl;dr version: Graduated HS a year ago, went to community college (a SUNY if you must know) for half a semester, dropped out, earned no credits. The college I would like to go to in Fall 2011 is out of state and I think credits are unlikely to transfer anyway.</p>
<p>Do I have to retake the horrible classes with horrible people I hated horribly in order to get my (horrible) GPA up to something higher than a 0.0?
Can I somehow get my time at the community college to be overlooked, seeing as I didn't <em>do</em> anything, and go on to the college I want with my perfectly acceptable HS transcript?
Should I work on finding a career that doesn't require a college education? What can I do? Is there anything I can do? Help!</p>