This Is Cool

If it’s truly this accurate, all I can say is: Wow!

Tristan Denley, provost at Austin Peay State University, has created a computer program called Degree Compass that predicts a student’s future GPA within 2 hundredths of a point. The software factors in students’ past grades and class schedules to produce a staggeringly accurate guess about how well suited students are to their current classes.

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