Hello everyone, This is my first post on PhysicsForums. I am 23 years old and have graduated a CC with a 3.9 GPA. I am a Math Major and yes I have researched how the job prospects are for math majors. I am Hispanic and I am from Salinas Valley. I have been around gangs all my life, my dad, cousins, uncles and friends are all affiliated with/in gangs. I plan on applying to Cal-Poly, UC Berkley and Stanford this upcoming year. I guess I'm just looking for advice on applying to any of those 3 schools or advice in general. I have a year a couple months before applications are needed to be filled in. I am the only member in my family to go to a University. As a result, I missed last years deadline for transferring applicants because I am self-learning my way through this whole process. Any advice would be appreciated Thank you.