Running the numbers

April 12, 2006 - 1:08 am 3 Comments

1.64 – My GPA when I left UT.

3.32 – My GPA when you take out all the classes I failed because I quit going to them.

192 – The total number of college hours I’ve taken including fails and drops.

60 – The number of college hours I failed because I was too lazy to go.

48 – The number of college hours I dropped.

84 – My number of transferable hours.

120 – The number of hours needed for a degree.

3 – The number of semesters I could conceivably graduate in (although I think 4 is more likely).

I started the application process for St. Edward’s University today. I sent them a transcript and opened an online application. I spoke with one of the New College people on the phone this morning and she said that a 2.0 GPA is required for transfer, but they can and do make exceptions for people like me who screwed around and want another chance as an adult. I need to write an essay about why my grades were so bad and how I’ve changed and submit my resume. The little “I hate authority” hairs are the slightest bit aquiver on the back of my neck, but I certainly don’t blame them, nor do I wish to make any trite excuses. In fact, I hope they’re not as hard on me as I am on myself. I fup duck big time, bad juju. Wasted time, wasted money, wasted respect.

3 Responses to “Running the numbers”

  1. Professorevil Says:

    I think your overall GPA and mine are similar. 🙂

  2. Heather Says:

    It’s worth doing…good for you! I work in admissions and letters like that cross my desk from time to time…I personally admire the ones that lay out a good plan for the future and explains what the education means to them (ie – better employment, personal enrichment, example to children, finishing something that had been started a while back…whatever). The value of an education looks a lot different when you’re an adult than it did when you’re older. Good luck!