I'm 23 years old, and a high school dropout. A few years back, I made a bet with a girl who was like my sister. If I lost, I had to agree to get my G.E.D. Well, I took the test, and passed. That was that. In February 2002, I became a father. At this time, I was involved in some dirty ways of making money. That summer, I met a girl who had a son of her own and fell in love. I moved in with her and developed a great relationship with her son. We have been together ever since. Summer 2003, I began to feel the pressure of actually having a family. I decided to take my G.E.D. and enroll in community college in the fall and make something of my life. Not one person could have imagined how well I would do. It is now 2005, and I am a 4.0 student with 5 classes left. Still, I can't help but feel like this is all for nothing. No matter my G.PA., I feel like financial aid and scholarships will not help me. I feel like schools will not accept my transfer, and I'm scared. I have no idea what to do with respect to the process of transferring to a 4-year school. I guess my problem is that I am not in school for myself, but for my family. I have worked hard as hell. My question is, are the chips stacked too high against me? I have nothing else. No high school education, no extracirricular activities, no money. I am the only person in my family to go to school. All I have are my grades. Is that enough? Do I have a realistic shot?