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First semester GPA predicts graduation likelihood

First semester GPA predicts graduation likelihood

By Lilly Mashayek

February 14, 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...