Does Your College GPA Matter?


3.3, 2.7, 4.0?

Your college GPA does not matter nearly as much as you think it does.

GPA: Grade Point Average. A number that is calculated by adding all the numbered grades you’ve received and dividing them by the number of credits you’ve taken.

Or, as I like to say: A numerical summary of the subjective evaluations you’ve received on the assignments that you’ve submitted in the classes you’ve taken.

As a college student, it can feel like our GPAs are directly related to our value and worth. But this is NOT true at all!

Sometimes, GPA matters. But most of the time, it does NOT.

A few truths:

Your GPA does not take into account anything about your circumstances; illness, family problems, loss of job, breakups, or stress.

Your GPA is never more important than your physical, emotional, or mental health.

You are allowed to be proud of your GPA and the hard-work you’ve put in to earning it, no matter what it is.

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Natalie Nation

Hello! Welcome To Feed That Nation!

My name is Natalie Nation. I am a graduate student, future registered dietitian, health educator, content creator, and self-proclaimed mac and cheese expert!

Feed That Nation is a space to discuss college and health issues. I want to help college students to be more successful, more confident, and more healthy during their student experience.

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Minnesota-based grad student, future RD, educator, content creator, and mac and cheese expert! Natalie is currently a Masters of Public Health student and dietetic intern at the University of Minnesota, and is on-track to becoming a registered dietitian-nutritionist. She earned her bachelor's degree in Dietetics in 2019 from St. Catherine University.

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