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First semester GPA predicts graduation likelihood

Graduates pose for photos as University officials enter Memorial Stadium for commencement on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

By Lilly Mashayek

February 15, 2016

New research suggests that the first semester at college could be more important than a lot of freshmen may prefer to think. Students who earn low first semester GPAs may be at risk of having a decreased likelihood that they will graduate than their peers who received higher grades.The researchers looke...