Reality hitting my rising senior in the face now!
Even though we said the words many times, she acknowledged her understanding and claimed she learned from watching the errors of the older siblings... sigh-- alas not so much.
My aspiring nursing or physician assistant student has an unweighted 3.44 GPA at the end of her junior year and a 24 on the ACT. She is starting ACT prep to try and improve that which I have no issues doing for her -- sometimes these tests are tricky to take.
I kept telling her she needed to up that GPA, she kept claiming she was trying her hardest (no I don't actually believe that but it is neither here nor there really) and now here we are paying the piper -- well here SHE is not me.
She seems to want to move toward PA, but the direct entry programs are very pricey, her GPA is on the cusp of acceptance to them let alone any merit $$ so most of them are out for our family who will have 3 in college when she goes. And for the competitive programs where you have to apply at the 4th or 5th year I am not clear how 3.4 'trying her hardest' in high school expects to get a spot where 1000 kids are competing for 50 places.
Did I mention I was tired?? :(