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Anyone have any experiences trying this, especially at UF?
I screwed around too much my first year and finished with a 2.8 which I am disgusted about, just realizing now screwing around with GPA calculators how much I screwed myself over. I'm going to stress that it wasn't me not understanding the work, I had some pretty severe anxiety problems and also as mentioned just didn't focus on school whatsoever as a result.
I need to apply to a couple programs in spring and then at the end of spring, so I'm hoping to take 18-21 credits in fall (I talked to an advisor to explain my situation, they understood). If I can get 4.0 in fall with 21 credits I will have helped my cause tremendously, not only because it raises my overall GPA to almost 3.4, but because I can mention that I've now had a 4.0 with 21 credits while working and doing other things.
Only thing is I have a couple of other commitments. I'd rank em like this...
2. Work (About 15-30 hrs a week, really varies, some weekends).
3. Social & Extracurricular
That will be my life this fall and spring...
I took 15 last semester and though as said I screwed around too much and didn't study like I should have, I did feel like I had a lot of free time and that's with sleeping late...I also didn't have a job, though.
I am 100% focused on school now though, and I know I am more than capable of As in the classes, but I just want to make sure I'm not running into something foolish here.