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    This sucks

    I once had a high school teacher who said "I don't think a lot of people should go to college until they are about 23 or 24". I knew what he meant but i thought i was immune.

    I'm hoping to end with a 3.0 but it's going to take a lot of work. I'm on pace to get a 3.8-4.0 this semester. While i feel great about my recent success it's frustrating as hell that i lacked the work ethic for the first 2 1/2 years of school.

    What gives

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmyquest View Post
    I once had a high school teacher who said "I don't think a lot of people should go to college until they are about 23 or 24". I knew what he meant but i thought i was immune.

    I'm hoping to end with a 3.0 but it's going to take a lot of work. I'm on pace to get a 3.8-4.0 this semester. While i feel great about my recent success it's frustrating as hell that i lacked the work ethic for the first 2 1/2 years of school.

    What gives
    Join the club....a lot of us discovered total freedom for the first year or two...then reality set in.
    "Wait..an employer wants to see my transcript? Huh...oh crap!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    Join the club....a lot of us discovered total freedom for the first year or two...then reality set in.
    "Wait..an employer wants to see my transcript? Huh...oh crap!"
    Fortunately i'm not done with my education. Unfortunately i need to convince schools to let me in N

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    Join the club....a lot of us discovered total freedom for the first year or two...then reality set in.
    "Wait..an employer wants to see my transcript? Huh...oh crap!"
    Oh but then make it go on for years by working during the day and taking classes at night ... oh and toss in a few major changes so you end up with a trunk load of courses that apply to nothing .... <snarf>

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmyquest View Post
    I once had a high school teacher who said "I don't think a lot of people should go to college until they are about 23 or 24". I knew what he meant but i thought i was immune.



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    Only problem with that, the parents are far less likely (to be able) to pay for it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    Only problem with that, the parents are far less likely (to be able) to pay for it.
    PAHAHAHAHAHA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    Oh but then make it go on for years by working during the day and taking classes at night ... oh and toss in a few major changes so you end up with a trunk load of courses that apply to nothing .... <snarf>
    Wait...did we know eachother about 20 yrs ago?

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    If heading to Grad school it is essential, but otherwise, depending on your field, the GPA is pretty useless.

    Then once you get a few years of experience, depending on your region, what school it was doesn't even matter any more.

    Of course, I am in the inverse situation. After going back to school, I had like a 3.85 GPA, and it is now on a steady decline, and I am on academic probation.

    Of course, in a new field, I would never make what I am making now after 30 years in government IT, even if I get a Masters... So, I am really in it for fun.

    EDIT: It was kind of fun to tell the board that if an old fat guy who got his AA with honors, and going for his BS can survive bad grades that I think the University could survive it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timmyquest View Post
    PAHAHAHAHAHA
    heh, laugh if you like. I paid for my own.

    But I paid for my kids' too. If they were starting now, I could not.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    Join the club....a lot of us discovered total freedom for the first year or two...then reality set in.
    My first year and a half or so kinda sucked. I was in a major I didn't like and just wasn't trying at all. Then I switched majors to biology and things started to get better (except organic chem, damn you!). I kind of have a career goal in mind now, and having a goal to work towards really helped to motivate me this year. I talked to my academic advisor this morning to set up a schedule for the next two years, and everything is looking pretty good.

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