(skip to last paragraph to get to the point)
I dropped out of high school and went to college when I was 17. I didn't go willingly. Mom was disappointed about the whole "not finishing high school" thing, and my boyfriend told me he wanted to marry a college grad. At the time, I wanted to be JUNE CLEAVER, and that was IT. The only dreams I pursued was starting my little unrealistic family and home.
So, while in college, for two years, I skipped my classes, I didn't care about homework or grades, I daydreamed about changing diapers and cooking dinner and scrubbing the floors and folding clothes (um....YUCK! with the exception of the kids/changing diapers, now that I'm here, now that I've achieved those big lofty goals of mine, I have to ask myself- what was I thinking??!!?). I took nothing else seriously. In retrospect, I realize I was running away from some lifelong problems and terrors. I wanted normalcy or what I then perceived as normalcy.
But, let's fast-forward to the present- a husband, 3 kids, an overdue mortgage and lots and lots of unfolded laundry, dirty dishes, and unmopped floors later, I'm now 29 and decided within the last couple of years that I want to go back to school. For a while I was torn- nursing or teaching, nursing or teaching. After a couple of recent field trips with my youngest 2, I confidently resolved that nursing it is!
When I withdrew from college back in '99, I didn't formally do so, and consequently, instead of W's, I had several
F's to contend with. But the university granted me academic amnesty in 2003. While those F's went poof, they do, unfortunately, remain on my transcripts. Most of them are over 10 years old.
My State University coursework from '03- '06 gives me a GPA of 3.1 (including developmental courses- 3.6 w/o them- I don't know if that is counted in the official GPA or not....some say yes, others say no). But I recently transferred to a community college (Delgado/Charity for the ADN), and my transcripts show both my 3.1, and 1.82 from alllll those F's!
***the point is here, if you wanna skip the life story
------> My question is, especially to any Charity students who may know, will I have to worry about my 1.82????? I mean, I can bring it up to a 2, but I don't think it will go that much higher without taking every single course at the college! None of the courses I took are relevant to CSN curriculum/pre-reqs. They're mostly art courses...and again, they're 10 years old...