So after I posted yesterday my academic career went down in a blaze of glory...maybe that sounds a little dramatic, but it's the way it feels right now.
I have been working on making sure my application gets processed and when I called into the school yesterday I learned that my GPA was too low for automatic acceptance. I thought it was a mistake at first and then I realized what was happening...
I had foolishly assumed all along that Cal State Fullerton would figure my University of Redlands grades like the community college did...only taking the units from the few classes I did pass.
It turns out they take every class (of which the majority are failures)...they take my GPA from Redlands that was an abysmal 1.248 and combine it with my GPA from the community college...which barely, and I mean barely, brings it over the 2.0 minimum GPA requirement for admission thanks to my 4.0 from this past semester. So I will get into the school after I turn in an official transcript with fall grades, but I will have a cumulative GPA of 2.012.
Honestly, I'm devastated. I would have never guessed that my mistakes from 10+ years ago could pull me down this much now. I've been trying to problem-solve with CSUF as much as I can but there is no way to fix this.
So I'm trying to deal with it all...and decided to make a layout about it...it's only about halfway done...I don't know exactly how I want to finish it or how I want to title it...but I want this recorded...I want something to look back on to see where I struggled...and hopefully to see in a few years that I was able to fight through.
It's going to take a lot more "A"s to get that GPA looking even slightly respectable...let alone what a struggle it will be to earn any scholarships or work my way into any honors programs. I'm going to be spending a lot of time explaining myself and what that GPA really means. I'm going to have to work even harder to find people to believe in me...to see past the number...
I hope I can do it.