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Posted 10 December 2009 - 12:04 PM
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Posted 10 December 2009 - 12:08 PM
Quote:So you sent in letters and were rejected? If you're sincere about trying hard at a college/university you can probably find a way in. There's sometimes walk in meetings also where you can discuss your situation. They don't have an admissions system for nothing.
Original post by blade5
barely passed my classes and therefore my college choices are limited
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Posted 10 December 2009 - 01:20 PM
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Posted 10 December 2009 - 01:25 PM
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Posted 11 December 2009 - 03:31 PM
That said, I'd also take a little bit to evaluate why you did poorly (and how you can avoid it). I've seen too many people (myself included) use "oh, I just wasn't really trying" as an excuse for personal failings. You can't correct problems that way.
The other side of it is you're actually going to need to learn the things you missed during those years (algebra and geometry most likely). They will be used in more advanced courses, and it's hard to catch up once you're behind.
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Posted 11 December 2009 - 05:18 PM
Here's what I recommend you do:
- Assess what your problems in school were, and address them as Telastyn said
- Pick something unrelated to computers, that you'd be interested in getting a degree for
- Go to a community college for your low-level prerequisite type classes - English, mathematics, history, etc.
- Transfer into a heavier-duty university to finish out your degree
- Learn programming on the side, and build a portfolio in your spare time that demonstrates your skills
That will be vastly more appealing to prospective employers.