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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

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

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

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

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

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 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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Bottom

How can I feel better about grades when they're said and done? This semester was a rough one, with relationships, too many credits, and lots of other responsibilities. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 21, 2007 - 29 answers

Bad GPA = No future?

I'm a sophomore physics major at a fairly prestigious university (USN&WR Top 25) known for its technical and scientific offerings. My parents currently pay for tuition and dorm housing, with no financial aid. However, my grades have been lower than they expected, and they are now refusing to pay for me to return next year. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2007 - 38 answers

How much does your GPA really matter after college?

How much does your GPA really matter after college if you don't plan on doing a stint in grad school right away? [more inside]
posted by tozturk on Dec 12, 2005 - 21 answers

Can I get into grad school even though I screwed up in college?

Let's say I really- like really screwed up throughout college. Do I still have a shot to get into any grad schools? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 9, 2005 - 24 answers

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