OKay so I want to get in to USC....BADLY.
Like I love this school. I have visited 800 times and gone on the site every morning (okay maybe I am exaggerating, but I have just really been on this school's jock okay.)
I love the atmosphere of the school, the strong Sports force, but yet there is also a strong sense of art too. I love the Party Hard, Study hard thing going on...I MEAN I LOVE EVERYTHING...(okay maybe the dorms need a little bit of redo but i can live)
Anyway, I really want to get into the School. I go to a boarding school in New York and I'm a junior. I have yet to take my SATs(take them in March, and then again in June....See how I'm doing.) I'm taking SAT classes....and thats going cool. I'm doing so much better.
I have a challenging class schedule this year(well I go to boarding school, so what do you think?) lol.
1 Problem I am dealing with is, only 2 have EVER from my school, gotten into USC...I'm originally from California...And I really really really want to go to USC. I don't know if that matters or not though?
Another problem is that, I repeated my sophomore year to come to this school. In public school, I had like okay grades. I got 3 Cs in my public high school career( in the most non factor classes ever. 1. In Geometry Freshman year. 2. In Spanish Sophomore year 3. In PE Sophomore year.)
I wouldn't have gotten Cs in Sophomore year if it weren't for participation(I was absent a lot cause i fell sick)
Any way, besides that. I was an A student in public school. In Boarding school...that is a different story. I got one 76(in Physics) but brought that back up to a high 88 in the 2nd semester. In Junior year, so far, I am a mostly B+ student.(The ish is hard man...boarding school is not a piece of cake, classes are so difficult.)
Anyway, besides my grades, I am in a pretty rigorous schedule. This year I am taking 1 AP(Calc) and then a rigorous class my school only teaches(American Studies) special class, very difficult, and is equivalent to an AP.
So what should I do? I really want to go to USC, but I don't know if going to boarding school helps or hurts me. I am African American and, even though I go to boarding school, I make under 60,000(I'm on full financial aid here) Should I go through Questbridge? Does anyone know of any other resources that can help me. I have talked to my college counselor, and she suggested I look for programs on my own also.
I would appreciate it so much! I want to become a Trojan so badly(Its an obsession guys)