What is a decent GPA?

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    I know that's a highly subjective question, but in your own opinion, what is a decent GPA, and why do you consider it to be good?
     
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    In undergrad, at least a 3.8 in your major and mebbe a 3.0 to 3.5 overall. In grad school, law school, medical school whatever....3.8 or better.

    If you have the ability there's no excuse for not applying yourself at that stage.

    Moderate amount of flexibility for grading policies at certain schools, life events, etc. but this should be taken seriously by age 22.
     
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    one million
     
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    Okay, now see, I'd like to think you didn't major in math, LOL.
     
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    >3.5
    I managed 3.7 even with being suspended from HS 27 times for a total of 63 days.
    :cool:
     
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    Ok, more specifically a GPA for a college undergrad.
     
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    Of course, I went to school when the 3 point system was the norm.

    Today?

    I'll look at anyone. College doesn't mean jack, other than you know the absolute basics and you have some motivation. 2 days of experience in the real world trumps 2 years of studying in college, any day. I have 3 degrees, and 2 minors. I learned more practical knowledge in my first year of working than I did in the 5 years of college prior.

    Potential, experience, attitude, education.

    In that order.

    And it has provided me a LOT of free time, and a LOT of profit :)

    College only proves you're ready to take orders, and open to being trained. That doesn't take 4 years, and sometimes, it doesn't take a day of college.

    I'll take a Veteran with no college over a grad, EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK.
     
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    The 3-point system was once the "norm?"
     
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    Share that with my employees (I've lost 1 in 5 years, and that was because he had a genuinely better offer, which I had to talk him into taking. Their average bonus this year is $3400).

    I'll take my chances :)
     

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