I just registered here because I have taken an interest in law lately. I would first like to give you all a bit of background information regarding my situation.
When I was growing up education was never taken seriously in my family. My siblings and I were never encouraged to maintain good grades or even stay in school as a matter of fact. My sister dropped out in the 5th grade and I myself never made it to high school, dropping out in the 8th grade. As I am sure you can imagine this was something I had always been ashamed of. I decided that I wanted my GED and began studying at home, teaching myself what I needed to know to pass the test. A few years ago I successfully passed the test earning my GED. Not too long after that I took the ACT so that I would get accepted at the local university. My composite score was high enough (23) for me to be accepted; however, my math score was too low and there I have to take remedial math.
Here is where, and why, I am unsure of my current goal(s): My first two semesters of college I did nothing but really skim by. I did not put a whole lot of effort into my studies. This was due to a plethora of reasons that I do not wish to go into because it does not matter why I slacked. All that matters is that I did slack and as a result failed to pass my remedial math course twice. All of my other classes which impacted my GPA I have passed and I am not on any sort of academic probation. My GPA, however, is really low (2.1).
So, as you can see my academic history up to this point (GED, ACT, two semesters of college) is on the less impressive side.
My circumstances have currently forced me into looking at the National Guard. I am almost certain that I will be enlisting. So the questions I have are:
- With my less than impressive academic history and GPA, is it even feasible that I go this route?
- Would going in to the National Guard help me with getting in to law school etc.?
I believe I could do well at law. Certain events that have happened in the not too distant past have made me want to go this route. I primarily want to focus on fathers' rights. It is something that I, as a father, am very passionate about. I understand that it is a long road with a lot of work and dedication required, but it is the first time I ever actually felt passionate about any of my options in school. I want to be able to help people and make a difference, no matter how big or small.
I apologize for the length of this post and if it is by chance in the wrong section. I am also grateful for any input some of you might have and share.