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    Has anyone gotten a bad grade in a class here? I'm sure there is. Was it a big deal for your GPA and getting a job and what not? I'm looking at a D+ or a C- in one of my classes and it happens to be in my major. I'm not happy about it and I'm kind of worried about how it will affect me down the road. Anyone got any advice, stories, or suggestions?


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    Re: Grades

    In general, your grades aren't going to affect your future jobs unless you need your grades to get into graduate school or something. If all else fails, if you think you can do better, re-take it and the grade will get overwritten.



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    Re: Grades

    Quote Originally Posted by LeSchmick View Post
    Has anyone gotten a bad grade in a class here? I'm sure there is. Was it a big deal for your GPA and getting a job and what not? I'm looking at a D+ or a C- in one of my classes and it happens to be in my major. I'm not happy about it and I'm kind of worried about how it will affect me down the road. Anyone got any advice, stories, or suggestions?
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    Re: Grades

    If it matters, itd generally only be your gpa that matters, not a specific class.



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    Re: Grades

    I got a D- in Soc 134 b/c I just didn't care when I was a freshman. Retook it last semester and got an A with a 95%. Doubt that the D- would've really hurt, since it was a freshman course, I'm not going to grad school, and I only needed to pass so I could use it as the prereq for my sport sociology course.

    Other than that, my lowest grade has been a B- so it didn't really hurt much. I think it'll only really hurt if you're looking to go to grad school or in a field where employers really care about how you did in classes in your major.



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    I got a few low marks in my day... Your overall GPA and major GPA being low can lock you out of some large companies, but I found that being a good interviewee was much more important than a high GPA.



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    Are you going to grad school?I've been out of school 6 years and probably was interviewed for half a dozen jobs and never once was asked my GPA.


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    Re: Grades

    I probably wouldn't make a decision about grad school til I'm close to graduation. So not for a while.


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    Re: Grades

    Quote Originally Posted by LeSchmick View Post
    Has anyone gotten a bad grade in a class here?
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    Re: Grades

    Quote Originally Posted by LeSchmick View Post
    Has anyone gotten a bad grade in a class here? I'm sure there is. Was it a big deal for your GPA and getting a job and what not? I'm looking at a D+ or a C- in one of my classes and it happens to be in my major. I'm not happy about it and I'm kind of worried about how it will affect me down the road. Anyone got any advice, stories, or suggestions?
    I got a D in a class in my major once. It was a required class that a lot of Universities have as a grad level course, so I didn't feel bad about it. I just retook it since I had no idea what I was supposed to know after taking it. I don't even put my GPA on my resume because I've heard that if it's too high, some employers see it as a drawback because they'll think you can't think outside of the classroom.


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    Re: Grades

    My advice is do well on the final by studying your *** off. I got two 60%'s on exams this semester in Poli Sci 241 but I took the final last week and got a 93 by studying like I have never studied before. I never in my wildest dreams would have expected getting that high but its all about putting your mind to it. Retaking a class is always an option too.


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    Never been asked for my transcript or GPA in the real world.


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    Re: Grades

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone62 View Post
    I don't even put my GPA on my resume because I've heard that if it's too high, some employers see it as a drawback because they'll think you can't think outside of the classroom.
    I don't think I've heard that before, but it's highly encouraging...



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    Re: Grades

    Every potential employer I've come across at career fairs have either asked about my GPA or made a note of it on my resume. The rule of thumb that I have been taught is to include it if it is above 3.0 and leave it off if it is below 3.0.



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    Quote Originally Posted by LukePlansky View Post
    I don't think I've heard that before, but it's highly encouraging...
    It depends on what field you're in, really. For my field (teaching), I've heard more than one person say they see above a 3.2 as a drawback instead of a positive.


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