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A few questions (ACT/SAT retake, waiting until Jr year, college list)

transferxtransferx 30 replies6 threads Junior Member
edited September 19 in Transfer Students
hi all, i'm a 2nd-semester freshman community college student looking to transfer schools next year or my junior year.

small backstory:

i dropped out of high school twice due to medical and personal problems (all better now), thus my high school GPA was absolutely awful. I ended up graduating a few months late as a 2019 graduate and am doing much better in college now as a physics/ general science major with a 3.2 GPA. I got one C in the summer semester and it tanked my GPA from 3.7 to 3.2.

Should i retake my 25 ACT? I definitley think I could get a 28+ or a 1300+ on the SAT? I feel like if I did well it would compensate for my rough high school record.

I plan on applying to: Oberlin, Bard, Wesleyan & Reed (both extreme reaches), UPS, and Rutgers (my school has a transfer agreement, but i would rather not attend as the school is very large to me).

Should I apply for schools this spring with a 3.5ish gpa or should I wait to transfer as a junior? are these schools within reach? If not, recommendations are welcome! I am looking for a more of an intellectual/quirky liberal arts/ small college that is somewhat small (less than 5000) in size, inclusive to LGBT students, and are politically liberal. I have ASD and am part of the LGBT community and would probably not do well at a large university.

Thank you! :)
edited September 19
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Replies to: A few questions (ACT/SAT retake, waiting until Jr year, college list)

  • Erin's DadErin's Dad 34242 replies5122 threads Super Moderator
    I doubt colleges accept SAT/ACTs taken in college. Those tests are designed for HS students.
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  • transferxtransferx 30 replies6 threads Junior Member
    Erin's Dad wrote: »
    I doubt colleges accept SAT/ACTs taken in college. Those tests are designed for HS students.

    i just turned 19 and am going into my sophomore year next semester so i don't think i'm 'too old' to take them as i've seen other people here retake their SATs/ACTs before transferring schools.
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