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  1. Hello everyone! So, I was wondering if anyone has gotten into grad school despite having one or more C's on their undergrad record? My overall GPA is a 3.5 but unfortunately I did get some C's in my online speech courses. I cannot afford to retake these classes as I'm currently unemployed while being a volunteer with the local school district (which I'm hoping will help me experience-wise.) My GRE scores are mediocre, so I plan on retaking that as well but I just wanted to know if the fact that I have more than one C from undergrad will completely destroy my chances of getting in. I know most schools say right on their websites that C's are not acceptable. I plan on explaining in my application the reason why I have C's and why I am going to be a more successful student in grad school. I plan on applying to Northern Arizona University but does anyone also know of schools that are a bit more lenient on this?
  2. I am about to enter my senior year in undergrad with a cumulative GPA of slightly above a 2.0. I will spare you the details, but I basically spent my first three years as a pre-med student, ended up with a bunch of mediocre grades in classes that I do not need, before finally admitting that medical school is not for me. Also due to some health issues last year, my GPA for the spring was literally a 0.4 something, which is significantly affecting my overall GPA. I have already tried and been unable to receive a retroactive withdrawal for that semester so I am stuck with those grades. My goal is to get my masters in clinical psychology and then obtain my BCBA certification. I am aware that where my current GPA stands, it is completely impossible to get into a masters program. Here is a little about my experience: I have so far 1 and a half year experience as an ABA Behavior Line Therapist (on going), I was the president of a club dedicated to end human trafficking, and I am a licensed EMT. I plan to take at least a year off of school after I graduate in order to better prepare myself for graduate school. My questions are, what are my options? I am only 20 years old and I hate to imagine that my very low undergraduate GPA will halt me from achieving my dreams for the rest of my life. What can I do to get into a masters program? Even if I obtain a 4.0 my last semester of school, my GPA will only rise to about a 2.4/2.5 area. This is still not nearly enough. Should I take more advanced classes after undergrad in order to boost my undergrad GPA? This will be very difficult to do I’m aware. Do some master's programs have a grade replacement policy, where if I retake failed courses it will replace the original grade? Can my undergrad GPA even be changed after I graduate? Should I take graduate-level courses in order to prove that I can succeed in classes at that level? Should I enter an online Master’s program before getting my BCBA and possibly go on to receive a PhD. Or are online programs completely unacceptable for further schooling? Should I completely give up on my dreams and accept that my failure of 3 years of undergrad will cause me to have dead-end jobs for the rest of my life? I understand I can definitely not go directly into grad school after undergrad, and I am willing to take as much time off as possible in order to achieve my goals. I could really use some advice. Thanks.
  3. Hi! I have a GPA of around 2-2.5. in both undergrad (commerce, business, accounting) and Masters (Economics). I have a decent GRE score of above 1400, quant - 720-800 and verbal 700-800. Final score will be available in mid-november. I have almost 3 years of work experience as an Researcher on Infrastructure (and good LORs from work). What are my odds of getting into phd in Social work and economics at U.Michigan Ann Arbor. Are there any other similar programs from other reputed universities that I can apply to? I am aiming too high? what universities can I hope to get into? I am also interested in pursuing a PhD in public policy. Once again, what are the universities that I can target? Any advice will be highly appreciated.