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Is there anything I could do about going to a better college?

I’m currently a second semester sophomore at a 4-year college that accepts everyone. I know it’s weird to hear that. This college was my only choice because my high school grades sucked. My college freshman year gpas were just over the minimum. The last semester I studied for the very first time in my life and I got mostly As. My cumulative gpa is a 3.0. I didn’t apply to transfer anywhere last winter because I thought no other colleges would accept me with a 3.0 gpa. Is there anything I could do? Do any colleges accept transfers even if they’ve completed more than two years? I heard the alumni starting salary from my current college isn’t so great and the graduation rate is only 28 percent.

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    Stop the pity party.  You give up too easily and make assumptions without doing any actual research.

    You can still apply right now for transfer for the fall semester to any number of universities.  Most universities in the U.S. accept transfer applications until June for the following fall because students need to complete their current coursework and submit those grades before a final decision is made.  Universities may accept transfer students with more than 2 years of college but they will not accept transfer credits over 60.  That means that if you have 90 credits at the end of this year, you'd only be able to transfer 60 of them.  

    There are many good universities that will accept a transfer GPA of 3.0.  You can look up that information on university websites and or contact the transfer admissions office at schools that interest you. 

    The graduation rate at your school, if accurate, is poor, so you'd probably be better off an at stronger academic school -- BUT, the classes are also going to be more difficult at a better university.  What you are doing now to get an A may not get you an A at a school that has higher academic standards. 

    How much people make after graduation has to do primarily with:

    1.  The actual mastery of skills and abilities the can be applied to any job. In other words, how well can the graduate do an actual job.

    2.  The attitude, ambition, and drive of the graduates.

    3.  The majors.  The reality is that aerospace engineers earn more out of the gate than elementary school teachers.  

    Mamawidsom
    Lv 7 3 months ago 1 0
  • Other Answer
  • Stop the pity party.  You give up too easily and make assumptions without doing any actual research.

    You can still apply right now for transfer for the fall semester to any number of universities.  Most universities in the U.S. accept transfer applications until June for the following fall because students need to complete their current coursework and submit those grades before a final decision is made.  Universities may accept transfer students with more than 2 years of college but they will not accept transfer credits over 60.  That means that if you have 90 credits at the end of this year, you'd only be able to transfer 60 of them.  

    There are many good universities that will accept a transfer GPA of 3.0.  You can look up that information on university websites and or contact the transfer admissions office at schools that interest you. 

    The graduation rate at your school, if accurate, is poor, so you'd probably be better off an at stronger academic school -- BUT, the classes are also going to be more difficult at a better university.  What you are doing now to get an A may not get you an A at a school that has higher academic standards. 

    How much people make after graduation has to do primarily with:

    1.  The actual mastery of skills and abilities the can be applied to any job. In other words, how well can the graduate do an actual job.

    2.  The attitude, ambition, and drive of the graduates.

    3.  The majors.  The reality is that aerospace engineers earn more out of the gate than elementary school teachers.  

    Mamawidsom 3 months ago 1 0
  • Dude, a 3.0 college GPA is just fine. I had so many people transfer to my school all ages, from 2nd semester freshman to 8th year students who changed their major 5 times. Other than getting accepted (which you won't have a problem with at like 80% of schools) your only other issue is how your classes transfer over. 

    A perfect example is if you were taking classes to full fill the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and now you want to transfer so you can get a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. They will accept some classes, the typical general education courses and maybe some of the business classes, but the accounting classes for sure would not be counted unless it was for like a 100 or 200 level class.

    Additionally, I graduated with a 3.04 GPA and I never had an issue when searching for a job

    JON 3 months ago 1 0
  • for the most part,, the name of the college doesn't matter.  depending on your field of study, it's how well you do at the school and any relevant internships you do in the summer.  some fields require education AND experience for entry level positions.  as long as the college is nationally accredited, just focus on graduating on time and getting work experience.

    talk to a counselor to see if job fairs come to the school.  where local and national recruiters attend to offer internships and even other positions.  even if they aren't paid intern jobs, the experience you can put on a resume will be far more valuable than a random part time job.  even talk to a professor in your field as well for other advice and when and where to apply.  some colleges will take intern jobs as college credit too towards your degree.  again, ask a counselor.

    all of these questions you can speak with a counselor, including transfers 

    Kyle 3 months ago 0 0
  • "Btw I also come from a white, middle class family, so I guess I’m going nowhere in life. "

    What is that suppose to mean? 

    Yes, you can transfer and a 3.0 will let you transfer to most schools, but some majors could be impacted

    DCM5150 3 months ago 2 0
  • You can transfer to another college without a problem.  Remember up to 20% of freshmen will drop out.  Some additional sophomores also fail out of college.  These types of losses allow for transfers form other colleges.   so why not apply for a transfer.  There is nothing stopping you from applying.  And if no one accepts you, you can stay right where you are.  

    As for pay, that is not a college thing, its a student thing.  If the students are learns and has a sufficient amount of ambition, then money will flow to that person.  They may not be able to stay in their chosen field due to supply of candidates, but change  can happen if you want that to happen.  A college degree sometimes means that your trained for a skill.  However, it also indicates that a person can learn and that is what companies are looking for.  Learning and growing is something that you will have to live with in the future.

    samiamrd 3 months ago 2 0
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