Your primary purpose for going to college is to get an education. You may want that education to increase your knowledge, increase your earning potential, or help you serve others. In addition to your formal education, you will learn how to apply knowledge, gain interpersonal skills, and have a tremendous amount of fun. But your central mission is earning a degree, and this is accomplished by completing academic requirements. At college, you alone must ensure that you are taking the proper courses to achieve your goals.