A single ‘C’ grade in a high school class is not the security guard blocking the door of admissions to college, nor is an middle-of-the-road SAT or ACT score the reason to abandon all college plans. With thousands of colleges, ranging in size, culture, opportunities, and admissions policies, there’s a campus for every student.
Knowing that a campus somewhere will accept a student, instead ask “What college is acceptable to me?” Determine what would make a college worthy of your four years and your tens of thousands of dollars in tuition and housing costs. Think, “Would I really want to attend a college that didn’t accept who I am, rather than who they think I should be?” After answering both questions, investigate if an admissions invitation is reasonable or a reach. Then, an informed decision can be made about applying or not. No one said being perfect is the sole qualification for admissions.