GPA's! Do You Care?

  1. NOW, how many of you admit that your GPA really does matter. Even if it just to you.

    Myself. I am guilty. I did not apply myself in HS in 89' and I was at the bottom of the barrel, which was my own fault. NOW, I am trying to make it up to myself. And it's Darn Hard - Gosh Pound It. I went in to my A&P class thinking I was gona make an A. Now, I am lucky I will make a B.

    So, admit it, You really do care, don't you?

    Always looking to start something
    Justjenn
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  2. 40 Comments

  3. by   francine79
    I will definitely admit that my GPA matters. I didn't do well in high school due to my dysfunctional family, matter of fact I ended up dropping out because of them (long story). But I did get my GED. So I feel like I have to prove my intelligence since I receive a GED. No, it's not right to be judge unfairly... But I took that test and it doesn't take much intelligence to pass it.

    So now that I am in college, I do try very hard to keep my GPA high. I think it says alot about you as a person. Maybe some wouldn't agree with me. But I've seen first hand people with low GPA's and you ask them about their study habits and half of them don't study. So... there you go.

    Anyway, I am not ashamed to admit that I care very deeply about my GPA. Sometimes it can work to your advantage to. (like scholarships!!) I know a few of mine came from that.
  4. by   FutureNurse2005
    absolutely!!! I am setting high standards for myself, and I know that if I do any less than that, I will be very upset.

    My GPA is going to be very important to me, it will determine whether or not I get an interview!

    Once I am in nursing school, it wont be any different! I'm going to work my patootie off because I know I can do that well.

    Wishing everyone the best of luck!!
  5. by   Cynthiann
    GPA does work to your advantage. I got a tuition waiver scholarship for the summer for $200 and I was just awarded another scholarship for $760 for this year.

    I was the same, I didn't do as well as I could of in highschool. When my parents saw my bad grades all they would say to me is that they are disappointed because they know I could do better. They especially thought that since I always made either straight As or A/B honor roll. Now I'm real anal about my grades, I have to have my study time or I get so fustrated. As long as I can get my study time I know I can made As.

    Nothing wrong with wanting to make your GPA as high as possible.
  6. by   EmeraldNYL
    Absolutely. I slacked off with my first degree (biology) and now am trying to make up for it since I want to apply to CRNA school.
  7. by   SirJohnny
    All:

    - Yes, my GPA/QPA does matter.

    - I would like to eventually go to CRNA school (I know, it's a long haul). So for me, I definitely need/want to get good grades.

    - Shooting for an 'A' in A&P 101. Heading into finals with a 92% average. Have lecture final on Mon (8/4) and lab final on Tue (8/5). Will be drunk & passed out on 8/6.

    - Seriously. I was quite surprised at the amount of work in A&P 101. I work two jobs (60 hours/week), and am just barely able to keep myself in that 90-92% range. What saved me, was getting the syllabus and beginning my studies 2 weeks before the class actually started. Am planning on doing the same for A&P 102. So will probably be hitting my books on the 6th as opposed to partying.

    - Gotta run.

    John Coxey
  8. by   RNsweetie
    I admit GPA matters to me, but not as much as it does to some! I have a girl in my classes and she is OBSESTED with her GPA and being the best in the class. It is actually funny the way she askes everyone in class what they scored on tests/exams. Actually it's not so much funny as it is SAD.
  9. by   PennyLane
    I'm with you Emerald. I slacked off big time during college (environmental science degree). Skipped classes right and left. Sat waaaay in the back of a 400 student lecture hall and slept or did a crossword puzzle.

    But I did very well in high school--always made honor roll, took challenging classes like calculas and chemistry and physics. Actually my science classes in college were basically repeats of what I did in high school.

    So now that I'm paying for this myself, and I want to get into grad school, I'm shooting for nothing lower than a 4.0.
  10. by   RNIAM
    No my gpa doesn't matter. What matter is that I get my money worth in the education department. I wish I could say that was always the case but too be honest I went through a period of time where it mattered very much. I guess waht i have learned is what matters to me the most is my learning. I have ranged with my grades between a 96 my high and a low of 74(in my school that is a fail) I have passed all of my courses to this point. My lowest passing grade in any course was C+ and my highest an A+. I have made the Deans list and all of that stuff. What I get all excited about thses days is putting it all together. When i realize a concept that is what makes my day now. I truly believe to each their own. If grades are what keeps it real for you, then have at it. For me its the experince that makes it all worth while.
    Edited to add that I recieved a full scholarship(almost $4000.00) for this fall and my GPA is at a 3.5 I believe.
    edited to add:
    (Thank goodness it wasn't for spelling!!! Yikes)
    Last edit by RN2be on Jul 29, '03
  11. by   iliel
    Yup, have to admit, it matters to me. It just makes me feel good to see my GPA go up as I try harder.
  12. by   JennyRN2B
    Without a doubt. I have set hight standards for myself and for my family. I love it when I come home from school with a good grade and can share that with my kids. They see how much time and effort I put into my studies and they also see that it DOES pay off. I went in to A&P 1 striving for an A and worked my tail off and got one. My next hurdle was to try and complete an intense A&P 2 class in 4 weeks. Not only did I complete it, but I just found out that I made an A in that as well.

    I keep hearing that the days are numbered for A's so I thought I would earn them for as long as I can.

    I also am on a scholarship that requires I maintain a B average. I guess I am driven by the money factor too, I don't want to lose it. :kiss

    Jenny
  13. by   marilynmom
    Heck yes my GPA matters to me. I have a very high GPA and have WORKED for it. At the end of every semester I feel like I have truly mastered that class and know my stuff inside and out. and I dont just memorize stuff, I *learn* it or what good would all my hard work be?

    Your GPA may not matter in the real world but it does in school and your future education.

    Marilyn
  14. by   srose
    My GPA matters to me, only in the sense that I have to feel like I did the best I could in a class, and I have pretty high standards for myself. However, it doesn't matter to me in the sense that I dont' care what other's GPAs are, and I don't share my grades with others. I cannot STAND the people in my class who are obsessed with finding out what everyone else got on the tests, etc.

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