Raising my GPA to go to graduate school at KU.

<p>I breezed through high school from 2004 to 2008. I'm currently an undergraduate student at KU, transferring from the community college back home. I didn't end up with stellar GPA (2.3) upon leaving the CC. I didn't give much effort for the first half of last semester either, sadly. I just finished my first semester at KU and I failed two classes while getting an A, B and C-</p>

<p>My only excuse: I had a rocky bad start and after midterms, My TA and Professor help revamped my study skills and since then, I managed to recover in most of my classes except the ones I failed in (Calculus and Social Welfare). I felt like if I had done this at the start of the semester, I wouldn't be in this situation I'm in now. Another excuse of mine: I'm new to this school and the city located 6 hours away from home, and trying to adjust to the change of scenery was an arduous task for me that I sadly neglected my work for a while. I have a good relationship with some of the professors on campus and would constantly offer their help whenever I needed, and I feel like I could use that as ample opportunity to further better my studies and experience at KU this next coming semester in 2 weeks.</p>

<p>I'm currently an Anthropology major, and I'm finding more and more interest in graduate school. My advisor was sympathetic (I think she was being overly kind, though) about my grades and said that I still have a shot at graduate school and that grades are not terribly important, so long as I have a wealth of research experience, which I am currently applying for, and good letters of recommendations from my professors, but also said that I need to start doing better regardless, or graduate school may not be a possibility for me --which was a wake-up for me, to be honest. </p>

<p>I want to get a Masters in Cultural Anthropology once I graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. What are my options now? My college career hasn't gone well at all, and as much as I want to graduate on time (2012), I may see myself still taking undergraduate courses a year longer than I had hoped. Before you lecture me, yes I now fully understand the repercussions of my actions, and my future lies buried in a dark abyss right now. I'm not on Academic Probation, but I'm getting close, and it's something that's never happened to me. Do I have time to improve my GPA, and if so, could you provide me with some pointers on how to do better? I was clueless and immature at the time, and now I feel like I have a new state of mind and I want to do better.</p>