Is there any hope for me? I have a very low GPA. I WANT to do better.?

College isn't going nearly as well as I thought it fact I've been hating myself for my progress so far. My grades are mediocre -- heck, they're pathetic (I have a .94 GPA). I used to be good at school, though I never made the highest grades, but this was years ago (2008), nowadays, whenever I try to make an effort to get homework done or study, I get extremely lazy and lose my motivation to do work other than for the fact that it has to be done. I always procrastinate and I can't seem to manage my time efficiently. I haven't made many friends since being at college either, and I don't know why because I am a nice person. As weird as this sounds, I love going to school, not to only see people, but to learn. I can grasp the notes easily in lecture -- but I have the hardest time getting started on my work. Ever since I started attending the community college back home following high school, my performance has dropped dramatically, and despite the fact that I transferred to KU last semester, my academic marks continue to drop, and now I'm completely rim-rocked with a .94 GPA. I'm on Academic Probation -- so yes, I need to raise my GPA above 2.0 after this semester, but the way I see it, having it go from a .94 to a 2.0 seems rather impossible and the term doesn't start for another 8 days. I'm already losing hope. I never had the courage to reach out to tutoring centers or other professors for help until half-way through last semester, which helped salvage some of my grades somewhat. I've been told I'm an intelligent person but completely lacks the motivation to do the homework/studying. I have thought of graduate school, but those plans might as well be scrapped because of my grades. I'm a junior at KU majoring in Anthropology, but I may end up staying an extra year because of my poor progress thus far. My career GPA is actually good (3.4) -- it's my overall GPA (.94) that's gotten my future in a dark abyss. The last thing I want to do is to drop out of school. I need help, *not* criticism, nor do I want advice telling me to "just drop out, you have no hope..." etc. What can I do to raise my GPA from a .94 to a 2.0. I am taking 16 hours this semester: Calculus I: 3 hrs Biological Anthropology: 4 hrs. French III: 5 hrs. Academic Solutions (a required class for students on AP): 1 hr. Social Welfare: 3 hrs. Please. I do regret how my grades have been these past few years. I've suffered the repercussions, and there are more to come. Help, please. I can't see myself not going to school. I would absolutely hate working a blue-collar job while everyone else paves their way to success. I do not want to take time off, school is all I can see myself doing. Thanks for the suggestion though. I love Anthropology. It may not be very marketable, but it seems like the only thing I want to do in my life.

Asked By: - 1/10/2011
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If you really want to be able to stay in school, you have to, have to, have to start doing the work. Period. You either want this, or you don't. If you don't do the work, you've made your choice... More
Answered By: RoaringMice - 1/10/2011
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college is not an easy answer. I know in high school I got about the same GPA as you do now. I could never motivate myself to do better. Now I am in college with a 3.79 GPA. I have learned that maybe it is not your time to be in college. Maybe you need to take a small break to assess your situation and see if now is a... More
Answered By: kArMaRiFiC - 1/10/2011
My daugher has been on the Dean's list for 3 semesters now. She always gets help... More
Answered By: drip - 1/10/2011
It sounds like you are having a delayed launch. You may want to consider doing 3 years in the Navy or Air Force to find yourself.. Then go to college on the GI Bill.
Answered By: Chuckles - 1/10/2011
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