I am currently a senior in high school and want to figure out what I should do. I was wondering if my high school GPA of 3.5 would affect me no matter what when transferring. Let’s say I excel within my classes at the community college then apply after two years, will my high school GPA hurt my chances at top tier schools?
I want to pursue a degree in Computer Science, specifically Artificial Intelligence, so I want to attend one of the top 20 schools such as Carnegie Mellon, Stanford, UC Berkeley, University of Washington, etc. I know no matter what, those are tough schools to get into but I am wondering if it will hurt me. If so, what else should I do to have the best chance possible at getting accepted to one of the top schools for Artificial Intelligence?
I know I can pursue a career in computer science without going to a top tier school but at the same time, they have reputation and connections to major companies.