Mar 20, 2020 - 03:07 PM
Your strategy should be to get into the best school you can. Even for elite schools, low GPAs and test scores are not automatic dealbreakers if you can show offsetting talents, high aptitude and a unique background that would enhance the campus experience for your classmates.
SAT/ACT prep courses, even self-study, may help relieve test anxiety (yes, that’s a real thing) and improve your scores simply by learning good test-taking skills. You might also want to consider attending a two-year school, then transfer to a four-year school after you’ve built up some confidence, especially if even the thought of applying to a four-year school is daunting.
It would be worthwhile for you to seek out expert advice about your particular situation, perhaps from an admissions counselor at a school you are wanting to attend, or your current school’s career counselor.
Don’t stew in your own juices. You need to begin the journey and see where it leads. Start out in a way that best sets you up for success.