The deadline to register is tomorrow. I finished my first semester with a 3.81 at Cal State Long Beach. I am a political science major and active in two clubs. The plan is of course is to finish well in spring. If things go to plan and they have to go as planned I will finish with 38 units. I may also do summer classes but that's if things go to plan. My greatest annoyance is my high school grades. A 3.49 GPA and an 18 ACT and 1300 SAT. The schools I wish to apply are USC, Northwestern, UNC-Chapel Hill, Syracuse, University of Pennsylvania, and NYU. I am trying to think am I way over my head with the colleges I want to apply? I am trying to be real as possible as much as it hurts for me. I do have a plan B of studying abroad if this turns out to be a disaster with the harsh reality that it may be. I know I can back out the program at any time. Anyhow the truth is, I don't want to come back to CSULB. I respect the institution but it is not just suited for me. The last few days, have been rough for me emotionally constantly thinking. I just want some advice on what to do.