Hi, I was hoping if someone could help me figure out my possibilities of getting into a top school.
About me: I'm going into my sophomore year in a community college in Houston, Texas. I am a first generation college student from a family that originates from Central America (the highest education achieved from them is 9th grade). I grew up on the border of Compton and Paramount, California raised by a single mother. My family ended up moving to Texas in order to escape the gangs inn Compton and Paramount.
Major: Communications (but I am also interested in Sports Management)
College GPA: 3.7
High School GPA: 1.96
Race: Hispanic/Indigenous to Central America (Guatemala)
Home State: Texas (Originally from California)
SES: Poverty (Single Parent Household)
SAT/ACT: I have not taken an ACT or SAT, but will I will in August. My goal is to get at least a 1400 on the SAT and a 31 on the ACT.
- Tutoring Spanish at my campus
- Part-time job in order to help support the family
- Building computers
The schools that I'm considering applying to as a Transfer student: Stanford, UCB, UCLA, USC, UCSD, Rice University, Texas A&M College Station, University of Houston, UT Austin.
I spent my first year of college in and out of the hospital because my step-father had a terrible accident
I recently earned a 4.0 in my Spring 2019 semester.
I was suppose to take a 1 year gap between high school and college to mainly work, but that 1 year became 3. Luckily, it turned out to be a huge learning experience about life and the troubles of working at a dead end job.
My main goal is to make up for what I didn't do in high school. In high school I did not care about my education whatsoever until I realized later on in life how important it is. Now I'm taking advantage of this 2nd chance and I'm working hard to make the most out of it.