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What I Wish I'd Known About College

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Every class counts.


If you're passionate about your major, you won't have much trouble earning good grades in those courses. But your general education requirements count just as much toward your overall GPA, no matter how uninterested you may be. Dropping the ball in just one of them could mean the difference between graduating with honors and graduating with no distinction at all. It is not fun to look at your final GPA and realize that you came within six-tenths of a point of graduating with honors.

Next: Moderation is the key.

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