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post #1 of 10
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Well, I just checked my final grades for the fall semester and I'm on the fence. I got an A- in my business law class which I'm VERY happy about. It was a very intense class and the prof was a bit crazy so I'm pleasantly surprised. Then I got B+s in my other 2 classes. Their decent grades but they brought my GPA from a 3.4 to a 3.2 which is a little disappointing. All in all I'm happy and I've still got time to pull my GPA back up so it's not the end of the world but I worked hard for that 3.4 and because my Law class was so intense I did slack off on my other classes slightly. No one to blame but myself I suppose.
post #2 of 10
Hi Meaghan,

What are you studying? and what year are you in?

Over here in New Zealand I don't think we have point averages but we do have to attain certain grades in our papers. I've just completed my first year of my degree.
post #3 of 10
Awwww, those aren't grades to sneeze at though. You still did well...don't be too hard on yourself. You know you tried
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Hi Meaghan,

What are you studying? and what year are you in?

Over here in New Zealand I don't think we have point averages but we do have to attain certain grades in our papers. I've just completed my first year of my degree.
I'm studying for a business degree possibly with a concentration in accounting. I officially started back in 2004 but I've only been going part time so according to the university I'm in my 3rd year. Basically, a GPA is your overall average grade for your entire college career. A 3.0 is a B a 4.0 is an A.

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Awwww, those aren't grades to sneeze at though. You still did well...don't be too hard on yourself. You know you tried
I know I did... and I honestly can't wait to call my dad today and tell him I got an A- in law. He's a lawyer and knows my prof... and knows that she's crazy!
post #5 of 10
I don't think a 3.2 will hamper your job choices at all. In fact, it's rare to find a GPA on a resume anymore (I've never included mine).

But, I know it's more than that, it's evidence of how well you're doing.
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I don't think a 3.2 will hamper your job choices at all. In fact, it's rare to find a GPA on a resume anymore (I've never included mine).

But, I know it's more than that, it's evidence of how well you're doing.
Well, I'm still not decided on what I'm going to do after I get my Business degree. I could look for a job... or I could apply to law school in which case GPA is vitally important!
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Well, I'm still not decided on what I'm going to do after I get my Business degree. I could look for a job... or I could apply to law school in which case GPA is vitally important!
Oh, definitely! Whatever you decide, good luck.

I keep thinking about going back to school, but I feel 18 again whenever I do...I just don't know what I'd study!
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Oh, definitely! Whatever you decide, good luck.

I keep thinking about going back to school, but I feel 18 again whenever I do...I just don't know what I'd study!
I'm lucky, IUSB caters largely to older working students so it's about equal parts HS grads and adults going back. Picking a major was the hard part. There's nothing I'm terribly passionate about when it comes to school/degrees so I went with something generic but useful.
post #9 of 10
YOU did GREAT ... When I think about GPA s I always remember what grandma told me ... what do they call the med student with the lowest GPA at the end ?? DOCTOR.. in the end GPA s mean little in the "real world" as mentioned they are seldom on a resume
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YOU did GREAT ... When I think about GPA s I always remember what grandma told me ... what do they call the med student with the lowest GPA at the end ?? DOCTOR.. in the end GPA s mean little in the "real world" as mentioned they are seldom on a resume
I've read that Dr. joke somewhere else before. Point taken!
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