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Low GPA from prestigious college, upset relative [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2010, 22:16
My cousin is a 2003 Harvard graduate and she is reall upset and depressed she got a 3.0 GPA. She is smart but by no means a genius. She said that herself in a low confidence. Not only that, she said she really hate all her Harvard teachers for making the classes so hard.

I told her Harvard is not known for being easy but the opposite. She is still really upset about the low grades she earned from school. She did well really on SATs to get in but earning low grades destroyed part of her essence. She went through short depression cycles during her time in college and even still she complains about the college after graduation. She told me she regrets going to an a*hole college ruining her academic record. She always wanted to earn a 3.9 GPA no matter what the college but reality just bit her. I was thinking about working really hard to go to Harvard and I don't care about earning low grades but I feel really sorry for my relative. I want to get an ivy degree, not left-over legacy records like Al Gore and George Bush made partially known about their records.

Anyone feeling the same as her. I want to get some recommendation as I am close to her and i want her to feel better. These short depression cycles is making her a bit insane and judgement impaired.
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Re: Low GPA from prestigious college, upset relative [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2010, 23:22
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My cousin is a 2003 Harvard graduate and she is reall upset and depressed she got a 3.0 GPA. She is smart but by no means a genius. She said that herself in a low confidence. Not only that, she said she really hate all her Harvard teachers for making the classes so hard.

I told her Harvard is not known for being easy but the opposite. She is still really upset about the low grades she earned from school. She did well really on SATs to get in but earning low grades destroyed part of her essence. She went through short depression cycles during her time in college and even still she complains about the college after graduation. She told me she regrets going to an a*hole college ruining her academic record. She always wanted to earn a 3.9 GPA no matter what the college but reality just bit her. I was thinking about working really hard to go to Harvard and I don't care about earning low grades but I feel really sorry for my relative. I want to get an ivy degree, not left-over legacy records like Al Gore and George Bush made partially known about their records.

Anyone feeling the same as her. I want to get some recommendation as I am close to her and i want her to feel better. These short depression cycles is making her a bit insane and judgement impaired.

can u please tell if this low GPA has put a pause in her life?she cant move ahead for what she wanted to do in her life?
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Re: Low GPA from prestigious college, upset relative [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2010, 08:33
well 3 from harvard is probably worth a lot more from other schools... i wouldnt worry about it since its too late to change it
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Re: Low GPA from prestigious college, upset relative [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2010, 10:10
I also think 3 from Harvard is more than enough :)
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Re: Low GPA from prestigious college, upset relative [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2010, 10:20
Tell her to get over it, life goes on. Also life or career success isn't all about academics.
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Re: Low GPA from prestigious college, upset relative [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2010, 12:03
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Tell her to get over it, life goes on. Also life or career success isn't all about academics.


sure it is.
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Hmm, those are just simple suggestions [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2010, 17:13
Those are okay suggestions and no, it won 't be easy for her to get over it since she wants deep insight to get over her chronic nightmares. Man, pressure on elite students made my cuz shutdown and sick from the inside in some time frames.
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Re: Low GPA from prestigious college, upset relative [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2010, 17:46
Sounds like the girl needs some professional help.
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Re: Low GPA from prestigious college, upset relative [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2010, 17:49
Harvard is actually known for it's grade inflation. But I'll let that one pass. If she is really shutting herself off because of this, the only thing she can do is to go to a therapist and seek treatment. There are hundreds of people who feel the same way and trust me, life goes on. Having a 3.0 is not the end. If you can advise your cousin about other opportunities to pursue, then do it. If not, refer her to a therapist. That's the best you can do.

And please don't post threads here that are irrelevant to the GMAT forum. Mods, if you can move this to the off-topic forum, that'd be good.
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Re: Low GPA from prestigious college, upset relative [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2010, 18:03
I don't think a 3.0 is something that your cousin should worry about. But then again, I may be saying that because I have just a 3.1, but by no means from an ivy league...

I'd say therapy. No matter what, life goes on...everyone has to get over humps and roadblocks in life from time to time.
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Re: Low GPA from prestigious college, upset relative [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2010, 18:05
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