Maintaining a 3.8+

<p>how hard is it to maintain a 3.8+ in CC?</p>

<p>Depends on your major and how much work you are able to put into your studies. I have a 3.92 and I will admit that I worked for it, but I am a philosophy major and I can say that in comparison to the Biology or Chemistry majors... I didn't have to work as hard.</p>

<p>Some people take time to figure out how to study and how to do well in school. I'm sad to say that I don't know many people with a 3.8 or higher, I know of enough but not MANY. 3.6 seems to be the average GPA for most of my fellow peers that I actually talk to.</p>

<p>Be prepared to invest a lot of time into your school work and learn how to put school first, above all else.</p>

<p>Well, I had a 3.95 taking 12-13 units per semester and working 38 hours per week. If I can do that, you can certainly get a 3.8 on a normal schedule. Just put your best effort into everything and you'll do fine.</p>

<p>it's hard if you are science major...</p>

<p>I'm majoring in Econ with a minor in Accounting and have a GPA of 3.91 right now. I'd say it's managable to maintain a high GPA. As for myself I worked part-time while taking a around 18 units each semester. Mind you, I also took some extra classes to see if I might change my mind and go into something else. As xleper17 said, it depends on your major. Those who go into science like BioChem have it harder. At least that seems to be the case at the CC I go to. Their GPA is about 3.6 which is considered good.
You have to sort your priorities and stick with it. But from my experience putting school first and being able to transfer to a good 4-year university makes up for the work.</p>

<p>I usually don't post on here because I do not like putting my stats up unless I think it will really help me or someone else.</p>

<p>However, now that we're nearing the finish line, I just wanted to comment that maintaining a high GPA is quite doable.</p>

<p>I am 19 years old. Graduated in 06. I have worked full-time since the second half of my senior year. I currently have a 3.83 going into this spring semester. On top of that I actually completed my IGETC and major pre-reqs with the exception of Calc II for Bizecon at UCLA in 3 semesters. I also signed the TAP agreement. I've done this while putting 40 hours a week as an assistant manager at a local clothing store.</p>

<p>My secret? Sacrifices.</p>

<p>Not so much of a secret is it? I had my fun in high school. Didn't think I was going to make it into college. Actually, I didn't even apply to any colleges my senior year, and I had a GPA of like 3.2 and took a couple AP classes. I honestly thought there was no way I could: a) get accepted to a prestigious univ. b) afford the tuition.</p>

<p>It took me a semester of no school after graduating to see my friends pursuing their education while I wasted away in retail for half a year to realize that I was capable of more.</p>

<p>I decided to make school and work my only two priorities with the VERY occasional recreational time. </p>

<p>I even decided to use any free-time I might have (and there was little) to going to the gym.</p>

<p>End result:</p>

<p>High GPA.
Gained a lot of work experience.
Made a lot of money (was able to even hire a personal trainer. and the gym thing on free time turned into a newfound fitness regimen- Ive lost like 30 lbs.)

<p>All at the expense of having a very active social life for 1.5 years.</p>

<p>Was it worth it?</p>

<p>Hell yes.</p>

<p>Its not that hard. I have a about a 3.92... You usually have to study to stay on top of things. But it can be done with procrastination as well. Especally in GE classes. These are a joke. I usually just do all the assigned readings the night before and still get A and A+s. But in math and science classes its harder to do that. Especally in Physics. But overall the stress level isn't too high. Well, it is when reading 200+(due to procratination) pages the night before the finials though lol.</p>

<p>3.8 in CC yes. But if you're working, doing extracurriculars, it might get a little more challenging, but there are no excuses for Cs at a community college unless it's some rigorous math course. Someone mentioned "sacrifice" and I that's so true! </p>

<p>But I think learning to overcome procrastination is something that you should work on at community college (not perfect it), to help you prepare for the University level. I had a 3.66 when I got out of community college, but a lot of the lower grades were during my high school years when I took CCC classes where I got Bs in all of them.</p>

<p>After high school, I perfected procrastination, where I studied the day of tests, wrote essays the day they were due, read the night before and got As. When I got to Cal, I realized that crap didn't fly since you have 400 pages of reading a week for some classes. So I wish I would have learned time management early on, and was challenged more early on. I'm at Cal and it's pretty easy to get Bs, but it's somewhat more work to get As.</p>

<p>That's just my two cents.</p>

<p>i think its about doing your best at everything
when ur taking many classes its like balancing on a 4 - 5 way scale
and if u start strong at the beginning you tend to get a "buffer zone" from a B
then for the classes that gradually get harder, you can sacrifice more time and bufferzone from the stronger/easier classes and fill in for the harder ones.
kinda like checks and balances?
never hurts to work harder than ur supposed to
lol at multipliedbyten
ur "maturation" i misread as something else</p>

<p>Social sciences - easy
Real Science - Pretty tough</p>

<p>its not too hard</p>

<p>i have a 4.0 and im double majoring in math/econ</p>

1. put in the effort and study, dunt procrastinate
2. research your professors and
3. balance your skedule, fill skedule up with some easy GE classes, dunt take all hard classes
4. also go to a cc with good transfer rates</p>

<p>then you can do it, no excuse for getting lower than a 3.5</p>

<p>@glau121, how did you apply as a double major?</p>

<p>@student14x, some colleges offer a single Math Econ major --</p>

<p>@glau, is that what you're doing?</p>

<p>some skools hav joint majors; others you just apply for 1 and do both when you get there. but u shuld prolly do all the prereqs for both majors b4hand.</p>