If my GPA is really low (2.5, I don't know how much I can raise it this year) should I even apply for colleges right now or just go to community? I have a few (edit: i just checked its a shitload of C's. In hindsight, i fucked up big on easy classes) D's and C's that are the result of pure laziness.
I got a 1680 SAT and again I was lazy as fuck and didn't study anything, I had to skip like 5 questions dealing with fractions just because I completely forgot how to do that, and I forgot the author of the book Of Mice and Men so I couldn't quote that shit in the writing portion, i ran out of time and completely messed up on that.
I kind of want to take a year or two off and work while going to community college, but my dad is telling me to apply to Cal States and shit but I don't think i'll even be accepted. I like CS Fullerton since its close, Dominguez Hills, East Bay, Channel Islands, pretty much all of them.
I know some dude who got into one with a 2.8, but his SAT was like 1650, Im sure I can get at least a 1750 if I just study and remember all the basic things.
From my experience. I would say go to a CC for at least a year. There's some really good benefits to doing so.
- Mature as a person
- Mature academically
- Smart financially
- You're taking the same types of courses you'd be taking at a 4-year as a freshmen (Gen-Eds)
- Like you said you can work and save money, while attending CC
I was like you in high school, well kind of. I was lazy, but my GPA and grades were a little better than yours. Back then, especially senior year, the thought of attending a CC was lame as shit and almost embarrassing as most of my friends were going off to school, and I wasn't. It sucks, but in the long-run it's a good call.
You also open yourself to more prospective schools especially if you actually try at CC, attend class, and receive good grades. Many schools have 2+2 programs or transfer agreements with local CC's, so any schools you may be interested in you should look into that.
Again it's all different for everyone, who knows, you could attend a 4-year in the fall, buckle down, and do well. Then again, you may not. It's essentially all up to you. I'm just giving you my opinion because I was in your shoes when I was in high school.