I was a slacker, procrastinator, and was easily distracted. I ended with a 1.82 GPA at OIT before I got kicked out my 2nd year. My life went a different direction, and it wasn't bad, I had neat experiences, but as I grew older I did regret my lack of discipline. I knew that those opportunities might not ever come again.
Eventually I ended up joining the military, and while there I took some community college classes. I separated with the G.I. bill, and moved to Baltimore where my Fiance lives. I started going to Baltimore City Community College full time.
I took it pretty seriously and made sure to do everything I could to keep a 4.0. But BCCC isn't what I wanted, they don't even have any sort of computer science degree, and I decided to try to get into University of Maryland(college park). Apparently they have very high acceptance standards, so I wasn't sure what my odds were, but I did manage to get in!
I am going to be pursuing the same degree as I went for 13 years ago, except this time at a better school with a mind that is much more ready to actually work and succeed.
I know other people here go to that school, so if you are one of them and you are reading this, Hi! Anything I should know?