How do I get out of this low GPA mess?
May 17, 2012 11:32 AM Subscribe
End of junior year in college, biology major, low GPA, just feel miserable. Is there any hope left for me?
posted by Seeking Direction to education (38 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have just finished my junior year at a "well-ranked" college but have not at all enjoyed my time here. My GPA was barely over 3.0 first semester freshman year and never again reached that level. Currently it sits around 2.7.
I'm a biology major and HATE it. It's too late to change. Why did I choose it? I always liked science but was terrible at math - hence, I though bio would be good for me.
I have only a few friends there, and it's hard for me to find someone to talk to about my problems.
What's frustrating is that I did all the "right" things. Seeking help from professors, going to counseling...I tried EVERYTHING.
In the middle of this past semester, I was officially diagnosed with ADHD. I didn't get everything arranged until about a WEEK before the end of the semester, though. I had extended time since the beginning of the semester (since this condition was originally misdiagnosed as something else) - but it has in no way been a magic bullet.
The ADHD has been there all along, of course, and made it hard for me to finish studying/assignments and participate in extracurricular activities that everyone else seems able to do.
I always wanted to go to medical school (even if it's osteopathic school) - but hope is running out as time goes on. I really just want to continue my education, but nobody will want me.
I just need some hope, because it's hard to find around here.