Transfer to Target - Too Much Damage Already Done?
Will attempt to keep this incredibly brief...
Graduated high-school with very average grades. Top 70 percentile, nothing worthy of a scholarship or any form of awards.
Went to a non-target, got mostly 60s and some 70s. Family trauma unfolded, notably siblings and mental health / suicide attempts. (Note: I never had mental health issues / suicidal tendencies - but obviously affected me). Ended up withdrawing from a semester, failing two units and leaving with a shocking average - 61%
Got accepted to study at a target on the basis of my GPA (which was low GPA). Great target with OCR and plenty of alumni in the industry. Have completed one semester thus far and have really killed it. 3.8 GPA, involved in a IB case competition and so on. Doing all that I can to make my goals a reality.
Problem is, the other day I was told that the BBs will ask for my high-school transcript and my transcript for any previous degree(s) at other institutions. I completed two internships during my time at the non-target (one in corporate advisory and one in corporate restructuring - accounting firm, not Bx or anything).
It seems that most summer analysts are high-school grads with impeccable high-school results and academic scholarships. I unfortunately, am not a natural intellect and have only just 'pulled something out of the hat' - but is it too late for me? Will these banks ask to see my 2 year transcript at the non-target which I discontinued? Will they also ask for my high-school results?
It's really getting me down, thinking that all this recent hard work may not get me over the line, given what has already transpired.
Greatly appreciate any input here.