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how hard is it to get/maintain 3.5 or higher gpa in CC?

free2kickmefree2kickme Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
edited April 2012 in Community Colleges
I know it really depends on each students, college, professors, etc.
Also, obviously, it would be harder than high school.

But, GENERALLY, how hard is it to get/maintain 3.5 or higher gpa in CC?
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Replies to: how hard is it to get/maintain 3.5 or higher gpa in CC?

  • Cyse00Cyse00 Registered User Posts: 146 Junior Member
    I'm pretty sure you just answered your own question. Just go into every class with the mindset that you need an 'A'. If you falter along the way then motivate yourself to make up for it! In the end, you'll be very happy with your GPA.
  • free2kickmefree2kickme Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    well i have the mindset that i really need an A.
    I just want to know class (math, science, eng.) difficulty, average study hours, etc.
    Also, is there like big gap between high school and cc?
  • RoysGoin2CollegeRoysGoin2College Registered User Posts: 558 Member
    Depends what level math and science you are in I think.
    I'm going to a CC this fall too.
    I'll be going in taking Calculus II, Physics I, and Linear Algebra right off the bat.
    I imagine it should be pretty difficult. But not impossible with great work ethic.
  • art2CSart2CS Registered User Posts: 225 Junior Member
    Totally depends on the class. You'll have one professor spoon-feeding exam questions to you, while another forces you to actually prove you've learned on a conceptual level as opposed to rote-memorizing formulas. Some put a huge emphasis on exams (safe to say, most) while others give you decent leeway in the form of homework assignments and assorted projects, maybe even tossing you some extra credit opportunities. You'll encounter the ones who utterly annihilate your grade for missing units and significant figures, while others won't give a crap if your work is scrawled on newspaper with dried ketchup.

    And yes, there is a huge gap between HS and CC. HS is/was a joke.
  • JetLogicJetLogic Registered User Posts: 435 Member
    There's really no easy answer to this question. It depends on your college, your professors, your major, your abilities, your work ethic, and your peers. If there's one thing to know, don't go in expecting it to be easy or expecting to be smarter than everyone else.
  • lele3kidslele3kids Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    to answer your question it wont be that hard to maintain that 3.5 but I have a question also I want to start at a cc also but I dont know what major to take for forensic science or forensic criminologist
    I wanted to be an rn up until yesterday lol bcuz just become an cna 2weeks ago & I dont like the nurse field anymore. ok does the field im questioning make money, how much schooling do I need to really have to make it ,and is there intro fields to these of question while im finshing school because I have kids & need to work lastly are these fields in demand??? anybody please reply its important to me & my kids future thanks alot :-) <3
    Sent from my M865 using CC
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