Is anyone worried failing in college

<p>Well I'm looking forward to college because I really hate high school. But I'm just reading how hard becoming a STEM major is and that really bums me out. Especially since I want to go to grad school and GPA actually matters.</p>

I go to a competitive high school, and some of my friends are telling me college is easier than high school, but I’m still super worried.</p>

<p>Sort of. I also want to major in a STEM field (math) and possibly go to grad school.</p>

<p>I’m a senior and I’m taking all my classes at a local university. I plan to go to a better college next year, so I don’t know exactly what it’s going to be like compared to what I’m currently doing, but I suppose I at least have some idea. I’m afraid I’ll jinx my final grades if I say it hasn’t been too bad, so I’ll wait a few weeks before I start saying stuff like that. :)</p>



<p>Whether college is going to be any better probably depends on why you hate high school. There are still a lot of boring lectures and people doing stupid things.</p>

<p>^ I also took classes at a local CC. They really were not that much more difficult than HS…which makes me nervous.
I’m thinking about Law School…so I will have to worry about my GPA also.</p>

<p>I’m sick of HS too. Its not that I’m tired of learning but I’m tired of being in classes were nobody cares.</p>

<p>I’m a freshman so I don’t know. It’s the beginning and I just started my 2nd marking quarter. I’d say I’m fairing well, but it will get harder. That’s a fact, but judging by the history of my grades, I’d say I’d do to the extent of what I would think is acceptable. I set high standards for my self but I kinda slack. I’m starting to pull away from that, and the result of doing so will be in my favor.</p>

<p>I’m also considering a STEM major in chemistry or in biology and I’m aiming for veterinary school, so I have to keep my GPA at least 3.5+</p>

<p>Yeah, I take math at a local CC and it is easier than high school… I was thinking of Pre-Med, but it’s pretty laughable once you hear my high school GPA (3.475). </p>

<p>I also don’t like high school. For some reason it has been impossible to keep very good friends in the same grade as me.</p>

<p>I plan to attend grad school, but not in a STEM field.</p>

<p>I’m a first generation student and will be attending a top tier university next year. Coming from an area where most students do not attend college, I feel the pressure. I’m a senior and I start taking classes at a local uni in January, but as @halcyonheather said, it would still be different from classes at a more academically prestigious school. </p>

<p>I won’t comment on my hatred of HS because you wouldn’t even believe the true stories from an intercity public school. :)</p>

<p>Of course I’m afraid of failing.</p>

<p>I’m afraid too. I’m afraid my disability accommodations will be rejected in college and then I know I’ll fail. I’m worried that a really prestigious school won’t look kindly on my accommodations or style of learning.</p>

<p>I’m going to be studying something I love (CS) and college is going to be great!</p>

<p>College is different from high school, and some adjustment will probably be required, but don’t panic. Keep your head on straight, take initiative if you are having problems, and learn how to manage your time.
Another note - GPA is not the end all, be all in college. Employers are not hugely concerned with GPA (as long as it is reasonable). For graduate schools, GPA and test scores (GRE) are secondary to letters of recommendations and research experience, and for medical school there is clinical experience. GPA is probably of greatest significance in law school, along with LSAT scores.</p>

<p>But seriously - you haven’t even finished high school yet. No need to stress out about college yet.</p>