chuckwarr wrote:Should I drop out?
I am at cardozo law (ranked #49). I need to be in the 33rd percentile or better to keep my scholarship. But I want a firm job, which I don't think I can realistically get unless I am 15th percentile or better at my school.
All of my grades are in except one. Realistically, I will have either:
1) 3.27 gpa, or 39th percentile
2) 3.39 gpa, or 27th percentile
Based on how my school distributes grades, next semester:
if #1, I need a 3.38 to keep my scholarship. I need a 3.68 to have a shot at a firm job.
if #2, I need a 3.31 to keep my scholarship. I need a 3.61 to have a shot a firm job.
If I dropped out I would be 10k in debt. I could probably land a job in advertising, though starting jobs in that industry don't pay much (~ 40k).
Should I drop out? What kinds of questions/information would you seek out to help you with this decision? I am very serious about dropping out.
Chuckwarr - As a Cardozo student who recently had the same dilemma, I just wanted to let you know that if you have a scholarship from the school, I think you may be mistaken about what grades you need to keep the scholarship. To keep the full scholarship, you need a 3.3 (not top 33%). Also, above a 3.2 keeps 75%, and above a 3.1 keeps 50%. Don't know if that makes a difference, but didn't want you to decide to drop out based on wrong info. Hope this helps.