Working Toward My Next Dream…

My last post I talked about the graduation of my dreams (you can read about it here) from West Los Angeles College. I was looking forward to going back to CSU San Bernardino (CSUSB) to finish my Bachelors Degree. I thought it would be easy for me to get back in and finish. I was wrong. While my GPA allowed me to be admitted into the University my GPA however, was not high enough to get back into the major or any major for that matter. This left me not being able to return to CSUSB.

How Transfer GPA Works..

When I first transferred to CSUSB the classes I took at community college transferred over as credit. The grades didn’t count towards your GPA, and when I started attending CSUSB, my previous GPA didn’t follow me. It was a fresh start with a fresh, blank GPA. This is no longer the case.

Now, when you transfer to a university from a community college you send all the transcripts from high school, and all colleges you’ve attended to the university you wish to attend. Colleges now factor in all classes so that they can get your cumulative GPA which is used to determine if you meet the GPA requirements for admission. This GPA follows you when you enter any college.

Talking to People…

One day I decided to go to the CSU and talk to the transfer counselor’s. Turns out that I have to disclose every single college I attended. I explained my situation about previous colleges (I was a victim of domestic violence when I attended) and showed my greatly improved academic performance at WLAC. The counselor said that it will show how much I have turned my life around for the better after domestic violence. He also suggested I speak to the Women’s Equality Center as they specialize in domestic violence and having to appeal my application if I’m denied.

The student worker who was working the front desk was a God Send. She gave me the website to a college GPA calculator to figure out and know my overall GPA from all colleges I’ve attended. She also suggested that I go with the major I was on the fence about because I meet the GPA requirements for that major.

It gave me a lot of hope. On October 1st, I will submit my application right when the university starts accepting applications for the Fall 2020 semester.

I found a quote online that fits perfectly, “Maybe it’s not always about trying to fix something that’s broken. Maybe it’s about starting over and creating something better.” This quote gave me the motivation and inspiration I needed. After talking this over with my BFF I met while in the paralegal program at WLAC, I am completely ok with the current path I am on. I cannot wait and I hope I get to attend the CSU of my dreams as a student.

Stay Tuned to see if I Got Accepted…


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