Thread: Is it too late?

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    Hey I'm a senior in high school and have pretty much breezed through high school without caring. Well now I feel I'm maturing a bit and I'm trying to get into college. My GPA has always been in the 2.5 area, and I was too lazy to break 3.0. So is it too late for me? Any advise would be great.
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    Erm... you were born in '91. You should be a senior this coming school year.
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    you call a 2.5 GPA breezing through? Thats barley making it . You need to go to a community college for 2 years then transsfer to a bigger school.
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    You're screwed for life I would just start flipping burgers.
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    An honest answer to your question hangs on this: what do you want to do in life?
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    You're gonna be a senior this fall right?

    In that case, you really need to bust your ass when it comes to school work and get your GPA to as close to that 3.0 as possible. Then some more schools might be willing to consider your application you than if you had that 2.5 once you graduated.

    In this day in age, you don't necessarily need a 3.0 or higher to get into a good college. Thanks to NCLB, as long if you don't fail a class (or classed) at the end of your senior year, you have just as good a chance as anyone into getting into college.
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    Really? I thought colleges were tougher to get into than ever these days.
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    Doesn't even matter what your GPA is you could have a GED. Go to JR College for 2 years get good grades and transfer to a 4 year college. That's how I did it, I have my bachelors in business (which isn't that great of a degree). I work at a financial company, but I make 65k a year and have my own office which allows me to play on the internets all day. If you want to get ahead in life get a college degree, the only people that argue against going to school are the ones that try to rationalize there own laziness of not going to college and they try to tell you all these things you can do with out a college education when in reality those people just end up living pay check to pay check at a shitty job they hate just wating to get home so they can hit the bottle be it pills or booze.
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    Actually, things have changed. A college degree doesn't guarantee you a damn thing these days. Ask my fiance who has a BA in Political Science, and works at 7-Fucking-Eleven.

    I'm going to go to college soon, but only because I want to be educated, not because I think I can get a good job with whatever degree I get.
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    Quote by shiroihikari
    Actually, things have changed. A college degree doesn't guarantee you a damn thing these days. Ask my fiance who has a BA in Political Science, and works at 7-Fucking-Eleven.

    I'm going to go to college soon, but only because I want to be educated, not because I think I can get a good job with whatever degree I get.


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    Yeah I'm a senior this coming fall. I just say I'm a senior since the C/o'08 graduated.

    I'm probably going to take the community college route like some of you mentioned. I'm going to bust ass this year and the SAT and whatnot.

    Eddstarr asked what I want to do. Uh I'm interested in journalism or teaching. Maybe the film industry because I like movies and writing, but that's probably just a dream.

    Well thanks, just pray God I don't have to flip burgers.
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    Just go to jr college man saves money and as long as you have a 4 year degree it doesn't matter how you got it and unless you're going to grad school no one looks at the transcript.
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    Alright, well thanks for the advise. I'm still going to at least try with other colleges, I like campus life. Whatever as long as I educated and it helps me pursue a better career.
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    btw, it's spelt advice. spelling will matter a whole lot in an application
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    There's nothing wrong with flipping burgers, or doing any other menial job. Not only does it help you develop a decent work ethic, but it gives you some pocket money to spend on your education (like college books and other supplies that aren't provided -- every little bit helps).
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    Quote by Maklu_IV
    There's nothing wrong with flipping burgers, or doing any other menial job. Not only does it help you develop a decent work ethic, but it gives you some pocket money to spend on your education (like college books and other supplies that aren't provided -- every little bit helps).


    Nothing wrong with flipping burgers unless you're 30 and you're just working there so you can buy more meth.
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    Quote by Timown
    btw, it's spelt advice. spelling will matter a whole lot in an application


    My bad, I'm actually usually a grammar/spell-nazi. I was just in a hurry.
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    what about the grease? that's wrong
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    Quote by Stickykeys09
    Quote by Timown
    btw, it's spelt advice. spelling will matter a whole lot in an application


    My bad, I'm actually usually a grammar/spell-nazi. I was just in a hurry.


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    you didded it twice. nazi's weren't bad, just misunderstood. ask milgram
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