In a study of senior undergraduate students’ experiences, Alexitch (1999) noted that a considerable number of students expressed regret about the choices they had made concerning their academic courses and programs. They felt that if they had been better informed about what to expect in their particular programs of study, their decisions and outcomes would have been different:

I would have liked to know what was available to me and the [grade point average] needed for graduate school upon my first year so that I had a better understanding of what to expect of the programs and of myself. As you can see, it may be too late for me because my grades are well below what is expected to be accepted into graduate school.