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Navy veteran looking for advice

NVYTX1NVYTX1 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
Hello, I've recently gotten out of the Navy after 4 years of service. I'm moving back to my home state of Texas and I plan on starting college again either in the summer or fall. I don't know my high school GPA off the top of my head but I made A's and B's. My ACT composite was 25. I did one semester at Texas Tech before I joined the Navy, but I didn't take it seriously and ended up with an A, B, and 2 classes that I failed because I didn't bother to show up for the finals. I've grown up a lot since then and I'm ready to take education serious this time.

Will colleges look past my previous poor performance in light of my service? What colleges in Texas would I have a realistic shot at getting in to? I'd prefer to stay around Dallas/Fort Worth because of family but I'd weigh all options.

Thanks

Replies to: Navy veteran looking for advice

  • pianolegpianoleg Registered User Posts: 23 Junior Member
    My brother is a Navy SWCC and pretty much in your same situation. I honestly think smaller private schools will be much more understanding of your growth and also more willing to cut through red tape than big public schools. But seriously, college is cake compared to the service and most admissions committees definitely know that and will give you some slack. And from my experience, it also works to contact the director of admissions personally just to let them know of your situation and ask for any advice they may have.
  • WFDD89WFDD89 Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    Hello there,

    I am not too familiar with the big state schools in Texas, but I go to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. When I applied there, the admissions committee who oversees adult students asked me to submit the high school transcript, old SAT or ACT scores, DD214, and so on. They told me that if they decide to consider me as an adult student (at the time of submitting my application, I was 23 years old, which they did not consider me as an adult student), they would take a special consideration of being a veteran status. However, they will still look at your old grades and scores in determining your admissibility into the school you're trying to get in. If there is anything I can help you with, let me know.
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