If these are the schools you're considering, go for it. The worst they can tell you is, "No".
Now when you do apply, colleges do allow for explanations, whether it is on the application itself or in a separate essay. This is where you give explanations for what was the cause for the low grade point average. For example, if you experienced any personal or family hardships that interfered with your studies (had to work to support the family, medical situations, etc.) If the low grades were just due to being a slacker and just doing enough to get by, then explain that you have matured and realize it's time to take things seriously, set goals, and strive for those goals. Also if your grades have improved tremendously within the last year, point that out as well.
On the application, do put that you are Mexican. Colleges do look for diversity. Also if you are the first person in your family to graduate from high school or to go to college, also emphasize that on the application as well.
When you are writing your explanations (or essay), take it seriously. Whatever reasons you put, elaborate. Remember, you are trying to convince them to admit you to the university.
If you do not get into any of these universities, then spend a year going to a community college, take your basics, do your homework in your classes, get excellent grades, and then apply again. You now have a college grade point average that will prove that you are capable of handling college course work.
Don't procrastinate in applying. Do it now. Many colleges have cut off dates for admissions. The sooner you apply the better your chance of getting in.
A high school teacher
I had a low GPA of around 2.6, and am Mexican and White. I never took the AP. I took the SAT but don't recall how well I did. You might consider going to a junior college, for a year of two, first and working your ass off.
Four-year colleges all turned me down after HS. So for one year I went to a junior college and had a 3.5 GPA. I applied to a 4 year college and was accepted. My undergrad GPA was 3.5. For my Graduate Degree my GPA was 3.96. I seemed to get smarter the harder the classes got.
Don't let anyone tell you you can't succeed and are lazy simply because of a low GPA. And being part minority is not some kind of magic wand that grant you a privilege just because some 100% white person on this forum said so.
I own my own consulting business, make over $200k per year, and I turn down a lot of work. Pretty good for a low GPA, lazy ass, part Mexican.
pre 1974 SAT=post 74=post 94 = ACT
two re-centerings both increasing reported score(pre 1974 recentering actually was700/700= 760/690)
Todays JHS kids will pay $150,000 for a BA!
|a boy toy|
30 is pretty good. i got into a top 20 school with a 31, but i did have roughly a 4.0, was all state in multiple sports, was first chair trumpet player, etc.... god damnit i'm awesome. my awesomeness aside, you'll do well with a 30, but try to write essays that make up some reason for why you didn't have a high gpa, then you started working hard and got a good ACT score, and now you're ready to work towards you MD/PhD degree so you can cure AIDS. that will get you in. being mexican is probably more important than any ACT score though. fvching PC bullshit.
I notice that your spelling and grammar could use a little work. Perhaps, though, you just switched e for a and a for e in the words 'varify' and 'message'. Did you really intend to write:
You people are terrible. Seriously, my final highschool GPA was 1.7, and I received a 28 on my ACT. The low GPA was from, quite simply, boredom. I proved that you could completely disregard homework, most essays and all, and still pass, based entirely on high test scores. With a 2.46 GPA and a 30 on your ACT, you can get into most colleges. The only downfall to that low GPA are the scholorships that you will be receiving, which will be drastically reduced. Good luck on finding that college!