Kevin1990 Posted July 30, 2012 Share Posted July 30, 2012 I'm entering my senior year of college and I would like to apply to Grad school sometime in the future. Although, I'm very worried about my GPA. Esp. after my last semester of my junior year where my GPA from a high 3.3. to 3.1., due to a mixture of hard liberal arts classes, stress, and health problems. This semester was also my worse academic performance ever in college as I had typically been able to score between a 3.2.-3.5 GPA for a typical semester GPA regardless of the circumstances. However, in addition to what had been my cumulative GPA of around 3.3. I have a very stellar record otherwise. I have tons of research experience; I’m currently doing an internship at a well-known and established think tank, and perhaps another one or two for the fall or spring semesters or even both. Also, I’ve studied abroad in the UK at the University of London where I received good marks. Furthermore, I’m also a key founder and secretary within two international politics organizations within my school as well as percipient in a couple of others. I also have a couple of languages under my belt also, but little quanatiative background. I’m also planning on perhaps taking a semester abroad in the spring. Also I’m seriously considering doing a summer language program at Middlebury college or the Indiana in either Chinese or Arabic. I will also be able to get solid rec’s from my professors (a couple of whom are very well known in their fields). Furthermore, I should be able to write a good statement of purpose too. I’m really concerned about the GRE also, esp. the math portion since I’m terrible at the subject. Despite my positives though I’m still really worried about my academic record overall and I feel like I’m in deep trouble in terms of applying to grad schools. In which the programs that I want to apply to are in the International security field. To schools like MIT, SAIS, Georgetown, University of Ohio, Kansas State and a couple of others I can’t think of at the moment. ‘m also considering applying to a few programs abroad in the UK, Canada, and maybe Israel in which the min GPA requirements are pretty stringent for American students. In terms of these specific programs I’m very interested in applying to do war studies at KCL or comptempary history/politics at the Un.i of Nottingham. Therefore, I’m planning on extending my undergrad y a semester and I’m planning for the upcoming Fall one to be a GPA boosting time. As I’m taking classes within my field that I really like, professors that I know, as well as a couple of easy it classes for the sake of getting a good grade in them. I’m planning the same for the spring semester too. However, am I really uncompetitive for any top tier program in International security at the moment? Am I in as much trouble for getting into the grad school as I’ve been reading/comparing? I’ve had some people tell me I’m really well off and in good shape going forward, wile some have told me I’m totally screwed. So idk what to think, Thanks in advance for any insight that I get into my current situation Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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