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Hello everyone,

So a professor asked me to submit my transcript to her directly.(I'm an international student by the way.) The thing is that my grades have been drastically low(around 2.1, I even have a semester with 0.68) in my first two years of undergraduate study, mainly because of financial issues etc. But I've been able to get my gpa to around 3.8 in my junior year and my cgpa right now is above 3. Should I make any remarks about the reason why I've been unsuccesful in my first years, while I'm sending the transcript and if I do it, then what should my tone be like?

I would sincerely appreciate any advice.

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Alright, this is what I'm thinking, based on other things I've heard about issues with GPA:

Definitely mention it. It seems like a lot of people mention these things in their SOPs, but if you're sending the transcript directly to her, perhaps include a cover note with a brief explanation when you do. Don't draw it out too much, but sufficiently cover everything. As for tone, be honest and don't make it seem like you're scrambling for excuses (keep it professional). Also highlight the fact that you've brought up your GPA by tons. Your main goal is to show that you're a capable student and that your junior year is more representative of your abilities.

I hope that helps/that's right!

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Alright, this is what I'm thinking, based on other things I've heard about issues with GPA:

Definitely mention it. It seems like a lot of people mention these things in their SOPs, but if you're sending the transcript directly to her, perhaps include a cover note with a brief explanation when you do. Don't draw it out too much, but sufficiently cover everything. As for tone, be honest and don't make it seem like you're scrambling for excuses (keep it professional). Also highlight the fact that you've brought up your GPA by tons. Your main goal is to show that you're a capable student and that your junior year is more representative of your abilities.

I hope that helps/that's right!

Thanks, that helps!

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