Why Grades Do Matter In College
Start writing a post
Student Life

Why Grades Do Matter In College


Why Grades Do Matter In College
Physician Assistant Boards

School is always stressful, but there is no stress like college stress. Grades cost money.

Advice normally isn't my thing, but this is something you're going to want to hear. If you haven't already figured it out, HIGH SCHOOL DOES NOT PREPARE YOU FOR COLLEGE!

If you think about it, grades didn't matter that much until high school. Starting in grade 9, you're preparing for college. Grades after that either help or hurt your track to college acceptance. The higher the GPA, the better off you'll be, right? WRONG! Fortunately, I made a 4.0 in high school, but that doesn't automatically get me into college and make college easy. Nothing can make college easy, unless you're an evil genius. I grew up being told that as soon as I get into college I will be lost. My teachers in high school made me terrified, but my parents would assure me that my teachers were just being mean. As soon as I started college, I was lost. My teachers were right. They were right because they secretly knew high school doesn't prepare you for college like it should.

I never thought I'd see the day where I was struggling. I thought I'd have a 4.0 in college. I honestly thought I wasn't going to study because I didn't in high school. NEWS FLASH, HIGH SCHOOL IS NOT COLLEGE!!!

If you plan on attending college, stop trying to get by in high school. Learn to study. Learn to manage time. Do it all now before you get into college. Prepare yourself or you'll come into college with a slap in the face.

Don't get me wrong, there are people in college with a 4.0. These people really exist. Find yourself a buddy who can do this. Make them your best friend. You will need all the help you can get.

You need to use all your resources. Visit with your professor. Make appointments with your adviser. Stay up-to-date on everything. College is business. It's no longer high school. High school had second chances. College has money involved. You can't just keep paying and paying. You'll run out of money fast. Keep your grades at the highest priority.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments