What gpa is required for USC and is it worth it to go out of state for college?
I want to go to college in California but my parents won't let me go unless I have more information to convince them it is a good idea to leave the state for college.
With regard to out of state. It depends on your finances and what you want to do. If your local school doesn’t offer the career path you want, I would say that’s a good time to start considering other schools.
Below I've provide a link for you to attend an information session for first year students. During this discussion they will cover many questions you have, such as GPA, ACT/SAT scores, Tuition( both in state and out of state).
Anything is possible, and if you really want to come to California, you will find away! Wishing you the best of luck.
"It's always sunny in southern California"
You pose interesting questions. I have no answers, but maybe some questions will help you work through this.
- First, it will help you (and your parents) but a careful written list of pros and cons of going to California. That is, California in itself offers nothing regarding education. It has sunshine, beaches, lots of fun places to go. Since you're planning to commit four years and funding to be there, it can be a worthwhile exercise to be specific on choosing California.
- Second, going out of state is also not relative to seeking an education by itself. Generally, college is cheaper in state, and occasional trips home are cheaper and shorter. I agree there can be intrinsic educational aspects of being in a new environment, and I encourage you to put your thoughts on that in print. Seeing a statement on what you see as negative, and also what you see could be positive, may help you further in your plans.
Your questions are good and valid, and I'm sure are voiced by other students. My suggestions are only to assist in firming up your thoughts. I wish you the best, wherever you may go.