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Am I not cut out for computer science?

I'm not sure if I'm lazy or if things will never "click" for me. So, how do I stop comparing myself to Joel freakin' Spolsky? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 16, 2016 - 46 answers

Really bummed about a not-great semester

I'm a masters student in computer science / electrical engineering. My goal is to work as a software engineer, hopefully somewhere good, but I'm afraid I'm going to blow it. Help me put things in perspective? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2015 - 20 answers

Getting back into my original major

I always wanted to be an engineer so I chose computer science because I was in love with it and wanted to know more about data structures; After being accepted into the programs at a school close to home I worked really hard but during my second semester I had a really bad family emergency that put a dent in my education and got me to perform really poorly and soon I was dismissed for 1 full semester upon returning I went to talk to the director of engineering since my advisor recommended I go see them but she wouldn't let me continue in engineering and told me I needed to find a major outside of engineering but I don't like other majors I like engineering upon hearing this it made me loose hope about education but I went to the dean she told me to complete my summer education and upon completing them and getting to the GPA required by the computer science department she's see the next step for. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by dolilmao on Aug 22, 2015 - 6 answers

Should I give up the medical school dream?

This is a long one, I hope you’ll bear with me… [more inside]
posted by KTN on Feb 14, 2015 - 23 answers

Completion rate for Financial Aid and changing schools

If your completion rate is below 67% for one school and this causes you to lose your financial aid, does this carry across to another school? [more inside]
posted by motioncityshakespeare on Jan 21, 2015 - 2 answers

How Do I Find a Job? Computer Engineering/Low GPA Edition

I have a BS in Computer Engineering, albeit with a low GPA and no internships or experience. How do I get a job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 30, 2014 - 17 answers

Getting an advanced degree in a different subject than your undergrad?

What are the options available to me for getting an advanced degree in physics when I have an undergraduate degree in a completely different field? [more inside]
posted by Peregrin5 on Jul 17, 2013 - 22 answers

Worldly, broad achievement, internships, extracurriculars, or GPA?

Given the choice between study abroad/double major/impressive GPA/internships/impressive extracurriculars, what would the best combination of choices? [more inside]
posted by R a c h e l on Mar 4, 2013 - 15 answers

Undergrad GPA Bad; Grad School GPA good. What now?

PhD application time: I'm applyling to PhD programs in the social sciences after completing my Master's. My grad school GPA is very good. My undergraduate GPA isn't. Will this matter? Should I address this in my personal statements? [more inside]
posted by mcmile on Dec 4, 2012 - 12 answers

Guide me?

Is it possible to break into the Engineering/Physics field with a B.S. in something completely different? [more inside]
posted by Peregrin5 on Nov 18, 2012 - 12 answers

Sinking while trying to complete undergrad

Hi all. I've seen questions touching on similar points but none that really pinned down the more important particulars of my own situation, so here goes nothing. I'm a twenty two year old student now in what will be my sixth year of undergrad. I got to this point because, after my first two years went rather swimmingly, I suddenly fell pray to a mystery syndrome, complete with crushing, unrelenting mental fogginess, high anxiety and severe depression. My life has become an obsession with trying to find a cure for whatever this is, (medication for depression, therapy, supplements, sleep studies, hypnosis, meditation, lifestyle changes, etc. Nothing has worked and so I won't bore you with the details here. My problem is really my current standing in school. What was once a shining record with a 3.6 gpa and distinctions is now a narrative of consistent failure and I need to know where to go from here and most importantly, how to do damage control. [more inside]
posted by marsbar77 on Aug 10, 2012 - 36 answers

How does one overcome a low undergrad GPA in a grad school application?

Your undergraduate GPA was not stellar, you spent some time away from school, then you got into the graduate program you wanted. HOW DID YOU DO IT? Special bonus if it was NYU Food Studies. [more inside]
posted by DeWalt_Russ on Jul 16, 2012 - 11 answers

Do I have a shot at grad school?

Do I have a shot at grad school? [more inside]
posted by pmccain on Apr 25, 2012 - 12 answers

What is considered a "good" GPA for grad school?

What is considered a "good" GPA for admission into graduate school? Extended beanplating and academic fretting inside. [more inside]
posted by dialetheia on Sep 2, 2011 - 13 answers

Getting into UC Berkeley

Can I get into UC Berkeley graduate school after a mediocre undergraduate career by applying myself most strenuously to my teaching credential program? [more inside]
posted by Peregrin5 on Aug 8, 2011 - 27 answers

I can't afford IIT full tuition. Scholarships!

IIT Chicago filter: 27 ACT and ~3.5 gpa. Chances of getting in? Scholarships? Should I retake my ACT? Questions... [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter on Aug 8, 2011 - 11 answers

1. Want MBA. 2. Have 2.0 GPA 3. ??? 4. Profit

How often are MBA applicants admitted with a poor (2.0) undergrad GPA? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 24, 2011 - 12 answers

Does one need good grades to enter the Coast Guard?

How much does GPA affect entrance into the Coast Guard? [more inside]
posted by debbie_ann on Apr 17, 2011 - 2 answers

Graduate School: Can I ? Should I? Where?

Graduate School: Can I ? Should I? Where? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2011 - 9 answers

Should I attempt a third undergrad degree?

I’ve settled on a professional grad programme I’d like to attend. It’s fairly competitive. Like almost every other such programme in Canada, minimum entry criteria include a four-year BA with a B+ average or higher (likely, much higher) in the final two years of study. Most will not consider applicants with any other profile, e.g., a three-year BA + GRE + additional courses taken as a visiting student, as has been suggested in other questions. I’m writing because I suspect I’ve got the stinkiest background imaginable - two undergrad attempts, and more. I sincerely thank in advance anyone with the patience to read further. [more inside]
posted by nelljie on Mar 19, 2011 - 4 answers

The 'what ifs' are getting to me.

How much would a 3.4 college gpa limit me in terms of grad school? [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh on Feb 23, 2011 - 23 answers

Worried about bad grades

Very concerned about bad grades and honors standing in college. [more inside]
posted by LSK on Nov 7, 2010 - 12 answers

How to list GPA on applications

I am filling out graduate school applications and I was wondering if anyone knew the proper etiquette on how to list a GPA for a student that has attended multiple institutions. [more inside]
posted by Carnifex on Aug 20, 2010 - 6 answers

How can I transfer colleges with a fresh start?

Is it possible to get accepted at a community college or university without submitting prior college transcripts and still get financial aid? [more inside]
posted by isopropyl on May 31, 2010 - 7 answers

Will a good college take me?

I need to understand where i place among the crowd of college bound kids. [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter on May 9, 2010 - 28 answers

I am 26 and want to continue my education

Is it too late to start college again at 26 years old? [more inside]
posted by annalem on May 4, 2010 - 50 answers

I love law. Law schools don't love me.

I love a very unprofitable branch of law, and my grades are less than stellar. Can you help me find a law program that is good for me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2010 - 30 answers

Embarrassed about my GPA

Recommender (former professor) wants to see my grades for graduate school. My last year and a half was stellar, but before that I have a smattering of Cs (five). Should I say anything? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 4, 2009 - 13 answers


How do I explain to my mom and my therapist that I feel like my depression has come back and that I'm wasting my time at college? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Nov 2, 2009 - 24 answers

Been there, did that, got the degree, now what?

I've nearly finished my degree. Help me work out my future. [more inside]
posted by b33j on Sep 28, 2009 - 5 answers

Should I apply for SSHRC?

How stringent are SSHRC's GPA requirements? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2009 - 10 answers

College & Fin Aid Issues

College & Fin Aid Issues [more inside]
posted by nameinruins on Aug 29, 2009 - 17 answers

Bad permanent record. How to fix it now?

If someone has a 2002 college degree in Communications from a pretty good school, yet only achieved a 2.49 instead of the minimum of 2.5 now required to get into a teaching program, is it possible to go back and get another degree (in, say, history because the student had many courses in that subject) from the same or another school, just adding on the extra few courses and thus raising the GPA to an acceptable level? If not, is there any way to boost a low GPA now aithout spending another 4 years in college???
posted by mmf on Jun 12, 2009 - 4 answers

Resume screwup--now what?

So I recently managed to score a job interview and offer with a company that offers very nice benefits and pay better than I've seen before. The problem is this: I realized yesterday or so that my resume stated that I graduated with honors when in fact I did not. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2009 - 23 answers

Get me into grad school, please?

Another grad-school-after-poor-undergrad-grades question. What can I do to maximize my chances of being admitted to the grad school of my choice in the year before I apply? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 13, 2009 - 12 answers

SAT score on my resume?

Should I put my SAT score on my resume in this situation? And if so, how? [more inside]
posted by thebazilist on Mar 29, 2009 - 12 answers

Can my vastly improved performance in school save me from my past?

Gradschool application question. My undergrad educational history is strange. What are my odds of getting into a really good school? [more inside]
posted by ttyn on Feb 1, 2009 - 19 answers

Does prestige matter? University of Illinois vs. Northern Illinois University

Does prestige matter? University of Illinois vs. Northern Illinois University [more inside]
posted by capitalist.pig on Nov 28, 2008 - 18 answers

Should I stay or should I go? (Education remix)

Should I try something new and transfer to a new school for a year, or should I stick around the same old school and raise my GPA enough to graduate? [more inside]
posted by abkadefgee on Oct 14, 2008 - 13 answers

Will maintain high GPA for $ for college

I'm a permanent resident in the U.S., not citizen, looking to find some scholarship money to help with financing my degree. This is my second year in college so entrance scholarships are out of the question. [more inside]
posted by icarus on Oct 5, 2008 - 4 answers

High GPA Versus Low GRE

Does a high GPA make up for a low GRE score for grad school admissions? Should I send my scores to schools if they are "recommended" but not required? [more inside]
posted by Delfena on Oct 2, 2008 - 10 answers

ayes and seas or all bees?

Here's a question: What would you rather see on a grade report: a collection of A/A-s and the occasional C, or consistent B/B+s? If there were two students, and their GPAs were the same, and you were the director of admissions of some academic program, who would you pick? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2008 - 17 answers

Do you need to know my GPA?

8 years out of school, does my GPA need to be on my resume? [more inside]
posted by sweetkid on Jul 14, 2008 - 22 answers

I ended up with a 4.0 GPA. Now what?

I ended up with a 4.0 GPA. Now what? Are there any real advantages? Are there any decent US or Canadian scholarships I could apply for? Any programs/internships I could look into? [more inside]
posted by icarus on Jun 2, 2008 - 6 answers

Are the numbers enough?

Help me realistically assess/improve my (Canadian) law school prospects. [more inside]
posted by paradoxflow on May 28, 2008 - 5 answers

dealing with a low GPA on grad applications?

Ways to mitigate a low undergrad GPA for grad school applications? [more inside]
posted by slow graffiti on Apr 18, 2008 - 12 answers

How can I get my college prof to admit he is wrong, and give me the marks I deserve?

College prof keeps marking my math tests incorrectly. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by Tachoh on Apr 9, 2008 - 48 answers

3.7 vs. 3.8?

Does the difference between a GPA of 3.7 and 3.8 matter? [more inside]
posted by maxreax on Feb 6, 2008 - 23 answers


The LSDAS has my transcripts assembled and it's rather depressing. How much is this going to hurt me? [more inside]
posted by j-urb on Sep 25, 2007 - 21 answers

valedictorian GPA issues

Valedictorian/Saluditorian/Class rank GPA issues. [more inside]
posted by jmd82 on Sep 25, 2007 - 48 answers

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