Have You Ever Been Scared...

backpackingrapperbackpackingrapper Posts: 181
edited January 2011 in Growing Pains
Of your GPA credibility when applying to colleges? Man I'm scared out of my mind. Last year I had a 2.8 then it dropped to 2.4 and now it feels like the requirements of every school is too tall. I find myself trying to rely on doing extra shit (meeting with the admission people, writing things, keeping contact) to make up for the GPA. Sometimes when I'm not doing anything I feel like I'm wasting time or burning my life away. Overall I just feel like I'm going to be going to a county college my first to years and thats a route I don't want to take but I might have to.

So can you guys give me tips on how to make up for my lackluster GPA and show them I'm down to making their school better?

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  • hoigioguehoigiogue Posts: 1
    edited December 2010
    dont feel like ur a bad son..

    ur parents are sad because they just feel that ur not making the best out of everything you have...

    my parents thought the same thing when i dropped specialists for drawing.
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  • R.D.R.D. Posts: 13,817 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2010
    just do good on your SAT and dnt let gpa dip below 2.0, you be straight unless you aiming high for a school, then you just need to get your grades right
  • G.R.I.P. Money $$$G.R.I.P. Money $$$ Posts: 18,939 ✭✭✭
    edited December 2010
    2.4???

    u str8, i bullshitted 11th and 12th grade and got a 2.4 as well, but i got accepted to delta state and later ole miss. act/sat scores are prolly more important...
  • DakariDakari Posts: 9,386 ✭✭✭
    edited December 2010
    *3.14 overall post*
    had a 2.5 in 9th grade.. fucked me up
  • goldenjagoldenja Posts: 5,600 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2011
    sheeeit you did better than me
  • KaiKai evil nerd bitch from hell Posts: 21,488 Regulator
    edited January 2011
    i was always a super-nerd, i'd have a heart-attack if i got anything lower than an A-. we use a 12 point system in canada, so i had 10.3, which i think is 3.8 on 4.0 gpa
  • I was scared once when I had a terrible nightmare, when I woke up I found myself sweating badly and inhaling rapidly and my heart was pumping with speed like it was going to burst. That was one horrible night.
  • TrockmTrockm Posts: 1,117 ✭✭✭✭
    Hell yeah, I went back home to MD for the weekend. I called up some of my friends to hang out and we hit up B-more one night. I guess some chick I was talking to, boyfriend of ex was there too. So, as we were leaving we hop in the ride and get to the light. Mannnnnn all I know we were staring down the barrel of guns, dude talking about how I know that bitch. Thank god the cops rolled up 2 cars behind because I probably wouldn't be here today. All over some chick...
  • 32DaysOfInfiniti32DaysOfInfiniti Posts: 3,584 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Youll see soon, it doesnt matter what college you go to unless you have a masters. Get in where you fit in, dont stress that shit
  • silverfoxxsilverfoxx Posts: 4,688 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Just rep the Bitchmob and u will be str8. I have a 3.2 TYBG

  • nujerz84nujerz84 NJPosts: 12,880 ✭✭✭✭✭
    3.2 GPA in HS and 1020 with the old SAT format..I only took it once half assed it and was starving all I remember was my stomach making loud ass hunger noises that the entire classroom heard.
  • Little JJLittle JJ Posts: 4,182 ✭✭✭✭
    Try to get a decent SAT score, atleast a 1400 or so. Even if you dont get accepted into the college that you want to
    Right out of High school, you still go to community college for 2 years and then FULLY transfer to almost any state school nationwide, and you'll save money that way.

    I had a 3.5 GPA and a 1800 SAT and I could almost go to any college that wasnt IVY league. I chose a HBCU because I wanted to get all the black bitches and pussy. To be honest, HBCUs are a waste of money unless your on scholarship, they CHARGE you MORE for less.

    Just make your college decision wisely, because everyone is going to college nowadays. The best asset of college for me was getting to a BIG city, like Atlanta, theres so much MONEY and Success here.
    peterpiffin
  • luke1733luke1733 Posts: 941 ✭✭✭
    Best advice to a college student with or without a good gpa is to focus on a trade. Too many people get out of college (myself included) thinking these jobs are going to train you, when they actually do not have the patience. The only thing that raises eyebrows nowdays are portfolios and examples of your work. People don't want to read your accomplishments in the days of show me what you have. I know getting into schools you need a gpa and for scholarships and grants, but I'm just adding 2 cents for what will help you get that job you want. Focus on a trade more than a gpa and most likely that gpa will go up as a result of your knowledge in that trade
  • DakariDakari Posts: 9,386 ✭✭✭
    *harlem shakes*
  • genocidecuttergenocidecutter Posts: 10,946 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • blakfyahkingblakfyahking The IC's Resident Father Figure Posts: 14,662 ✭✭✭✭✭
    *winces when I think about my high school GPA*

    you good t/s, 2.4 is pretty good if you consider some people like myself got into college with less :(
  • CainCain Admin, Moderator, old.me.is no more Cyttorax DimensionPosts: 32,279 Regulator
    @omega_conflict fears soap and water
  • had had anything like that, but did have something last weekend that let out a screech that nearly sent me back to camp....was told it was probably a bobcat, but it would have had of been a big 'un if it was.
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