Post by punchchess on Jan 30, 2016 21:44:30 GMT -5
I'm currently a junior at a CSUN, because I fooled around in high school. At first, I thought that if I kept my head up and made better choices than I did in high school, I would have no problem getting into a good grad school. Here's the problem, however. I've been hearing that employers and grad schools care more about the school than your grades (a B at UCLA is worth more than an A at CSUN). To me this makes no sense, because where you go to for undergrad is based on how you did in how school. It seems absurd that when applying to grad schools, I could be judged for choices I made 4+ years ago. And I was also under the impression that just because a school is tougher to get into doesn't mean that it's tougher to graduate from and get A's in. In fact, studies have shown that the tougher it is to get accepted into the college, the higher the gpa's and graduation rates.
My question is this. Would it be better if I applied to UCLA as a junior, and graduated in 2018 instead of 2017? I really don't want to do an extra year of college and graduate at 23 if I don't have to.