Help for future

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Im currently a senior in high school and have fallen in love with the deepest mysteries of the universe. However, during my first three years of high school I slacked off, something i deeply regret. Now im stuck with my poor GPA and im wondering what steps i can take to pursue a career in physics? Is it possible to enroll in a community college and then transfer to a major university or is my previous lack of motivation going to stop me from pursuing my dreams?
 

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Perhaps the best course of action is to enroll in a community college now and gradually build your academic skills before transferring to a 4-year university. As a former slacker, I am qualified to tell you the transition to a rigorous and disciplined work ethic is very difficult but rewarding.

Attending a community college in the early stages will provide you with a somewhat smoother path towards academic success because focus #1 at community colleges is teaching and that means you will enjoy increased access to faculty, tutoring, and other academic resources that will assist you to develop a solid and disciplined work ethic.
 
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You don't have to get into a great school to major in physics. You'll never get into a big name school but most state schools don't have very high standards. If you can't get in now, you definitely can if you go to a community college and do well.
 
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Perhaps the best course of action is to enroll in a community college now and gradually build your academic skills before transferring to a 4-year university. As a former slacker, I am qualified to tell you the transition to a rigorous and disciplined work ethic is very difficult but rewarding.

Attending a community college in the early stages will provide you with a somewhat smoother path towards academic success because focus #1 at community colleges is teaching and that means you will enjoy increased access to faculty, tutoring, and other academic resources that will assist you to develop a solid and disciplined work ethic.

I second all of this. Trust me as well, since I was a former slacker too. Even if you don't go to that tough of a university, it's still university and you don't want to risk your college grades because they're permanent. Besides, you'll save money in a CC and you'll get through the annoying classes without trouble. In fact, this might suit you well, as the way I see it I can devote other time to physics that I like since I have lots of time even though I'm taking a maximum courseload (I go to a relatively easy university and will only consider transferring later on when the quality of education matters).
 
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Couldn't you always repeat some of your HS classes and then apply to CC or uni?
 

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