nervousosteoblast Posted April 4, 2019 Share Posted April 4, 2019 (edited) Hi all, GRFP prospective applicant here. Before I invest all of this time and effort into the application materials, I wanted to get the opinion of gradcafe. I'm currently in a PhD program, and everything about me as an applicant is great. Except my undergraduate gpa, which was an abysmal 2.8 because I came from an emotionally and physically abusive household where I wasn't allowed to socialize. Just study. So, when I got to school, I was so excited to forge relationships and have friends that I threw my courses to the wayside. I was pre-med, and hated it, but was threatened with being pulled out of school if I didn't take that route. long story short, I secretly switched my major my junior year and didn't do internships or join a lab like I should have (first gen college student with absolutely no guidance). But, I managed to get into a master's program fully funded and finished with a 3.78. Am I basically going to be tossed aside for my undergrad GPA? Or will they weigh my graduate GPA over undergraduate? Are there any of you who have been successful, or know someone who has been successful in getting the GRFP with a subpar undergraduate GPA? I would love to hear your story! Frankly, I'm tired of feeling like this is going to be a hindrance, despite the fact that I have come so far since then. I don't know if this matters, but the undergrad gpa was at UMich. Edited April 4, 2019 by nervousosteoblast Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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