Maybe if you had asked for help, you wouldn't have set yourself back a year.

At the time, it may have seemed like the “right thing” to knuckle down and prove you could do it. But if you had just talked with your advisor and asked for a little tutoring, perhaps you could have avoided having to repeat that course. Then, you could have finished in four years instead of five.

Always remember that college gives you options for help and room to change. Just make sure your actions fit your best interests. And bottom line, it’s in your best interest to graduate in four years instead of five.