Is a 3.4 GPA during your first semester, bad?
I've read many threads that a 3.4 GPA is bad but here's my story. I'm returning to college for the first time in more than 10 years (I'm 30 now). I had to drop out when I was 19 because of many personal issues (got married young to a horrible guy, parents got divorced, had an emotional breakdown). I did end up getting my life in order (divorced the abusive husband, got a full time job, etc.). But I felt I was missing something and wanted a fresh start on a new career. So I returned back to college (attending a local community college now with the intention to transfer to a university) this semester and took 5 classes while keeping a full time job. I end up getting a 3.4 GPA (3 As in Western Civilization, Cultural Geography, and English; 1 B in Cultural Anthropology, and 1 C in Sociology). My fiance thought I did an amazing job and admitted he had a 2.5 GPA during his first semester at college. However, I felt I would've done better if work wasn't in the way.
So is it bad? I'm planning to get into the Education field, in which you need a cumulative 3.0 GPA to enter the program in most universities around my area.