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.