How do u know if ur smart enough to complete a degree?
- STEPHENLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
Degrees have been dumbed down so much over the last few years that pretty much anyone can get one.
- Anonymous2 months ago
I know I am not, as I don't have the staying power to complete a degree.
- 2 months ago
Persistence it’ll take you a long way
- 2 months ago
You don’t have to be “smart enough” to complete a degree you just need to read, do the work, try hard, and get good grades.
- How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
- Bulldog reduxLv 72 months ago
If you write things lik "u" and "ur", you're probably not smart enough to complete a degree.
- ibu guruLv 72 months ago
How well did you do in high school? If you consistently earn grades of 3.5 or better, without needing an exceptional amount of help, tutoring, etc, you probably are a good candidate for college, and should do well.
SAT scores have proven over many decades to be a good predictor of success in university studies, so with scores over 700 on each part, you should be well prepared for college with very good prospects, the ability to do college-level work. Over 600 on each part of SAT is still good, and you have the capacity to do the work & earn a bachelor's degree. Below that, you need to really work, but you might make it at a less-competitive, less rigorous school. Below 1100 total, you are going to have serious difficulty, although that doesn't mean it's impossible, and you really should consider alternatives - your talents do lie elsewhere.
- JohnLv 52 months ago
In most cases, its not really about IQ. Almost anyone with average intelligence can complete a degree, if they take the right approach.
They should attend a college where the academic demands are within their abilities (even though those demands are challenging), and take a major for which they have aptitude and enthusiasm. Academic and social discipline is also critical. Many otherwise able students flunk out due to failing to study and/or do assignments, or spend much of their time partying.
- LônLv 72 months ago
Perhaps because I can spell "YOU" and "YOU'RE" properly......
- ExpatLv 62 months ago
It’s not being smart but a willingness to work. Period.
- SumDudeLv 72 months ago
You did well in high school, love learning, are motivated.
- Mr. SmartypantsLv 72 months ago
The problem usually isn't brains, it's patience, persistence, etc.
Colleges have an admission process designed to weed out people who aren't smart enough to finish a degree. The SAT or the ACT are supposed to measure your capacity to learn, and your high school transcripts give some clues also.
Some of the dumbest people I know have advanced degrees. Because they had the time/money/patience to get that far. It's not about brains.