Jo334 Wrote:
Sep 16, 2012 10:08 AM
@Robert: I totally agree with you! Not everyone is cut out for college. Here in Georgia we have had the HOPE scholarship which originally only required a B average to qualify. The colleges took advantage of the scholarship knowing that the student's grade point average (3.0 maintained to keep scholarship) was not checked until after so many hours taken. So, they encouraged students to go for the "five year" plan and not take as many hours the first year, so as not to lose their scholarship so quickly. Most of these kids were not college material and did lose their scholarships. The HOPE had to be revised due to kids who were not college material and the state schools increasing tution costs due to so many taking advantage of HOPE.