When I was in high school, I wasn’t a strong student because I focused more on art then academics. I always assumed I’d go to college, but never thought about how difficult it would be to get accepted with a below average GPA. I applied for 3 schools and only one of them had me in to talk. They brought me in on a probationary status for the first few semesters. That school was the College of Visual Arts. They gave me a break and in return, I worked my ass off for the next 4 years and found a career that I fell in love with.
Sadly, earlier this week they announced that they’d close their doors after 89 years due to the economic downturn. You can read the full story here.