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Horrible College Transcript?

Basically, I took some college courses while in high school and made a couple of C's. I didn't understand the whole "COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS ARE YOUR LIFE!!!" concept yet, so I didn't think too badly of these C's. Well, it's my third year of college, and I have six C's on my transcript (as well as 2 D's).

To be honest, I feel completely miserable. I try to reassure myself by saying that I can re-take these courses, but that's so much money, and I feel guilty "wasting" it on my feeble second attempts.

Anyway, I'll find a way to pay for these courses. Will this awful transcript follow me in the future? I feel like if I re-take the courses, then future employers will still see all of those C's and D's and think less of me. I hate college so much! I can't stand how grades are permanent and follow you forever. I can't believe I'll have to live my life like this! Why do my grades have to determine my overall self?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The fact that you took and passed college classes with an average passing grade while still a teenager holding down a full high school course load is going to go in your favor. It actually looks good for you. If you took them at a junior college, and not the school you're at now, it is not neccesary to show them to perspective employers. They will really only want to see your diploma and maybe your area of major study coursework. Take the D classes over and give yourself a break. Don't tell your mom I said this, but if you are truly miserable, maybe you should take a semester off. Maybe you just need to take a break and blow off steam. You will not do well if you are unhappy, feeling pressured, and don't really want to be there. Thinking about re-evaluating, regrouping and coming back fresh in the spring. Good Luck.

    P.S.- College transcripts are not your life. Relax.

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  • marro
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    D On College Transcript

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  • 1 decade ago

    The grades will become a problem if you plan on applying for graduate school or to competitive jobs that look at your undergrad achievements. However, I think you might be able to pass some of the C's off to the fact you took them during high school so long as the rest of your grades make up for it. Many schools look at the progression of grades and will take into account whether you did better, worse, or the same over time.

    Since you're a third year student this year, you still have the chance to bring your grades up. Your last two years are considered the most important in showing your capabilities, so focus on doing well to show them that the C's and D's don't reflect who you are now. As long as you show that growth, retaking the courses shouldn't be necessary. It would also help if you got involved in some other activities to boost your applications.

    It's frustrating, I know, but don't let just a few bad grades bring you down. In any case, try to take a few "easy" classes to offset the challenging ones, go for teachers that are recommended, or classes that really spike your interest, and you can probably bring your GPA up. Just hang in there!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Would you be able to transfer to another college? You will transfer the credits but not the grades. Your GPA will be determined based on the school work you did at the college you will receive your diploma from. If you stay at the college where you have D, C - I think you won;t be able to use D toward your degree (unless it is an elective) Cs are usually ok. I don't think any employer will ever inspect your transcript, but I might be wrong. Unless you are planning to go to graduate school you should not worry about your grade - as long as you are able to graduate. Don;t waste your money just to increase you GPA unless you must. You may also check with an academic adviser at you college.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Unless you are REQUIRED to take these courses over for your major, don't waste your time or money. Unless something significant happened between when you took those classes then and now (became a brain surgeon, found the fountain of youth, or won the lottery), your chances of getting the same grade or worse are pretty high.

    When you retake the class, your old grades will STILL be on your transcript... so retaking isn't really doing much for you except costing you money you don't need to spend.

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  • 1 decade ago

    A mediocre college transcript need not doom you for life. If you want to go into business, work on getting good summer jobs and/or internships. Make sure you behave reliably and responsibly in those settings and then use your employers/supervisors as references when you go for your first real job. Again, make sure that you're a responsible and valuable employee. The more work experience you have, the more future employers will focus on that experience rather than on the details of your transcript.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Your college transcript is important because it launches your career.

    When you graduate and you are looking for work, you will apply to many jobs. Out of those positions you apply to, there will be some jobs that you WANT. And you will want them badly. A bad college transcript unfortunately means that your chances for getting those jobs is lower. Once you have your first real job however, the importance of your transcript is not as important and may not even be looked at after enough time.

    Why do they have to determine your overall self? Would you hire somebody to do something for you if they didn't perform well at school? Especially if their classes went over the same tasks and principles and if your customer's future business relies on it? People say the world isn't fair but this part completely is. School is a test to see how well you learn and perform under stress as well as multitask. You are judged on these abilities.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    really people thought that you were totally ready for college and would try harder than ever. to bring them up get some good friends to help you. this WORKS! there's still a little hope

    good luck

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They dont...McCain finished in the bottom 10% of his naval class and George W. had a 2.3 at Yale.

    Relax

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  • 1 decade ago

    future employers really dont look at your grades all they look to see is if you have a diploma

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