Let’s talk shall we.
I got in to college (I assume) because the grades and SAT score I held at the time of admissions.
Now my story is a little different because I spend the last 2 years of high school in college.
Honestly, I went to college because I was so done with high school I would have taken anyway out. And Jesus. He was saving me from some terrible decisions that totally have accompanied staying in high school, I know what my “high school friends” were doing while I was off writing college papers. It was not studying.
Anyway, they allowed me to be admitted to the college on my GPA alone. It was close to a 4.0 at this time. maybe a 3.8 GPA. I rocked freshman year and tolerated sophomore year.
After college, I immediately attempted to get in to Law School.
Here is where I get pissed off.
A part of me died over studding for the hellish LSAT’s. I took them more than once and still got slightly below average every time. actually my second score was probably just average.
I still applied to like 6 colleges and was rejected from ALL of them. So I stayed in undergrad a year and drank for most of that year.
Then I retook the LSAT’s and applied again to my dream school. Rejected.
I had all but given up when I got an email…. I remember it like it was yesterday. I was laying in bed irritated with my life. when I decided to check my email… “High GPA, Low LSAT score?” this was the subject of the email.
I was being invited to do a summer program at a law school in (God forsaken) Ohio. I was hesitant to go to the interview. Yet I allowed my parents to talk me in to going.
I was accepted, and granted a scholarship for the program. I remember that call like it was yesterday too.
Back to the point… because we all know what happened in Ohio.
I saved every rejection letter I ever got.
I taped them together and wrote “Prove them Wrong” across them as a reminder. A reminder that I was better than their ability to see my potential. I was better than their crystal ball looking that said I was going to fail. I was stronger.
It pisses me off that though all my work and suffering I was not good enough… and some stuck up, party girl, had Mommy and Daddy buy her way in to a top school. There was a price put on my hard wok and pain and blood sweat and tears and they simply had the money to pay it.
Now I tree water in my student loans from a schools i did not earn degrees from.
Bull shit, if you ask me, BULL SHIT.