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  1. I am currently applying to a UC University and the application asks for "Last two year GPA." What exactly does that mean? Background Info: Fall 2021= 12 hour enrollment Summer 2021= 6 hours Spring 2021= 12 hours Fall 2020=15 hours Summer 2020=8 hours Spring 2020= 12 hours Fall 2019=12 hours I have read countless posts on this, but everyone is saying something different. Here is what I have heard so far: 1. It is your junior and senior year GPA's, even though at time of application Spring 2022 still has yet to occur. 2. It is whatever 60 hours equals out to in your semesters. 3. You should take your Sophomore and Junior year GPA's As you can see I am very confused, so any help would be much appreciated.
  2. So long story short, I had health and family issues during the first and second year of my undergrad. That was on top of being put into a major which I was not comfortable with (psychology), but went along with because I did not know any better. My junior year I switched my major to English literature, added two minors, and have been on the dean's list for 3 semesters now (currently 5th year). I am now looking to apply to grad schools but am scared that I might not have a chance. My grades are as follows: CGPA: 2.85 (should be to 3.0 upon graduating) English Major GPA: 3.61 Minor GPA: 3.80 Since switching majors I have not earned anything lower than a B and even that is on a rare occasion (only two B's). Maintained a 4.0 for 3 semesters as well while taking heavy courses. I have glowing letters of recommendation and am involved in 3-4 university sponsored groups. In your opinion, do I have a chance of getting into graduate schools?
  3. Hi all, I've just discovered grad cafe - this is my first post. I am planning to apply to a handful of Epi PhD programs for Fall 2022. I am wondering - broadly - about the importance admissions committees give to graduate GPA vs undergraduate GPA. My undergrad was 15 years ago in a completely unrelated field (foreign language) and is only ~3.2 . My grad school MS is in quantitative data analysis is recent and is 4.0, so obviously much higher and much more related to epidemiology. But I know graduate school in general has the reputation of inflated grades, so I don't know how much weight committees would give it. My undergrad GPA is below the average for a few schools I'm interested in and I don't know if my grad GPA might potentially make up for it. Thoughts?
  4. Hey y’all! I am in my senior year of undergrad speech & looks like I will be ending this semester with 2 C’s (possibly B’s if a miracle happens) I am scheduled to take my GRE Friday & feel fairly confident. If I don’t score well I can always re-take it. I am just concerned about getting into ANY grad school with C’s. I feel extremely discouraged & kind of defeated at this point. How possible is it to get into grad school with C’s? I feel really good with my LOR, volunteer hours & personal statement but I am just really starting to freak out. Any advice, suggestions, etc? Thank y’all so much!
  5. Hello, Currently I'm studying in Tohoku University which, I believe, one of the top Universities in Japan. When it comes to education system, Japan is pretty different from the rest of other countries. I am planning to apply to several top universities in United States which are, indisputably, very competitive. I have a 3.66 GPA which, I think, is pretty mediocre. However, getting 3.65 GPA in my university is by no mean mediocre. The way how my GPA calculated in detail is as follow. GPA = (Sum of {credit *grade}) / (Sum of {credit}) What messed up in my opinion is the way how the grade is given. In each course, which typically has 2-4 credits, we have four kinds of grade. AA = approx. 90% of maximum score in a course = 4.0 out of 4.0 A = approx. 80% of maximum score in a course = 3.0 out of 4.0 B = approx. 70% of maximum score in a course = 2.0 out of 4.0 C = approx. 60% of maximum score in a course = 1.0 out of 4.0 D = below. 60% of maximum score in a course = fail The gap between AA and A is huge in term of GPA. I got AAs of almost 68% of my total credit, while the rest of them are As except one course which I got B. The average student only got 3.2 ~ 3.3 out of 4. How do I justify my GPA? The University has an official document explaining how they calculate the cumulative GPA. Should I include this document along with my transcript?
  6. Hello, I will be applying for a sociology program in the fall of 2017; however, I've been really concerned about my gpa. My undergraduate gpa is very low 2.8 and my masters gpa is a 3.6 but will increase to 3.8 by graduation. I am interested in the following schools: UC Santa Barbara UC Davis UC Irvine Columbia CUNY Rutgers George Mason University/American University (last option) I have several publications and conference presentations. I've been listed in a top journal and have outstanding letters of recommendation. Do you think the gpa will be a huge impediment to my getting it in?
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