potentialenglishgrad Posted April 28, 2020 Share Posted April 28, 2020 Hi! I'm a current undergrad student studying English with a Creative Writing track at a local university. I'm interested in looking into grad schools for Creative Writing. I began undergrad at a community college in 2014 and had a bad start. Went through depression and failed a decent amount of classes during that. I made most of those classes up, and slowly brought my GPA back up to a 3.0 before transferring to my current university. Currently, I have 3.7 (at this school) that should be at least 3.8 by the time I apply for school in the fall (If I pick up an extra class this summer, I could manage 3.9 before applying). In my current transcript, there are three of those failed classes visible from before I transferred. Two occurred in 2015 and the last in 2017. All three classes were math and Econ related, because early on I was a business major. All other grades on the transcript from then and now are As and a few Bs. I was just wondering if someone could give some insight on my chances of being considered a good candidate, and maybe what I can do between now and the fall to help myself stand out? I got myself through most of community college by freelance writing and have been published in several print and online magazines (reviews, columns, articles), though nothing "story" related yet. I also have a large resume of career work in social media management, writing, and production in the entertainment industry. And in these last two semesters at my current university, I've gotten very involved in on-campus clubs and organizations. Would any of these things help my chances? If I am applying for a Creative Writing, English, or related Masters program, what are the most important things that the college would look for? I am of course interested in getting into the best program/school that I can manage, but am looking for some guidance from you all before I get my heart set on something that's out of my reach due to my grades. I really appreciate any advice you have. Thank you all in advance! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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