Though I am in Canada, my situation was the same. I slacked off in highschool didn't take the right courses and skipped a ton, barely graduated. I was always one of the people that could do no studying and do well on the test.
Now Im in college, planning to transfer to UBC come next fall, my current GPA is 3.67.
Maturity, and the realization that this determines your future not highschool. All you have to do is buckle down, discipline yourself and try to block all distractions. Keep a current schedule of dates and deadlines as well as your current readings you need to do.
Its all about organization, time management, and discipline.
|Yep I can definetly get on board with what you are saying. Unless you plan to go onto graduate studies, or into Law or Medicine, your grades don't matter. And it all depends on how well you retain and apply the content you have studied. However, I do believe that the harder you work and the higher your mark, the better you will be able to apply the knowledge you have gained through the course of studies.
Welcome to the layer cake