Liesl Dittrich

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Portland State University, Modesto Junior College, California State University Stanislaus

Gregori Class of 2014

Social Sciences

Weighted GPA at Gregori: Above 4.0

SAT Composite Score (2400 Scale): 1750

ACT Composite Score: 27

Extracurriculars at Gregori: Peer Tutor

When applying to colleges, did you consider applying to scholarships? When did you begin to look into them? How did you find scholarships to apply to?

I applied for scholarships at all schools that I applied to. Look at your school's website in the fall of your senior year. Usually, this is when the scholarship portals open up. They generally will stay open into early spring.

Would you recommend going to a community college and then transferring to a different college? Why or why not? Is it easy to transfer schools?

I had a bit of an unusual path to where I am now. I first attended a university and then I went back to community college to then again transfer out to another university. Starting at a four-year institution allows you to network for four years. Community college, however is very affordable and a great starting point if you are unsure of what to study or if attending college is right for you.