doingthings Posted April 16, 2014 Share Posted April 16, 2014 Hey, guys. According to the master's programs that I was rejected from, the sole issue with my application was my undergraduate GPA and poor performance in core courses (basic chem, bio etc) during the first two years of undergrad. I had a 2.7, and according to my calculations, to even pass the 3.0 mark would require me to take at least 6+ courses with an A in all of them. - I've heard from various sources that a great way to deal with this is to pursue a second bachelor's and, if I do well within the first two years, I can just apply to graduate school with my collective gpa. - I've also heard of going to your target university and taking graduate courses as a non-degree (which isn't possible for my top choice university). - Alternatively, I could just apply during the next application cycle to universities with lower GPA requirements but with faculty whose research I'm not as keen on. - I could also work for a really long time and get more papers published before applying again, AND/OR. - I could take subject test GRE's and score high on the GRE and subject test GRE's. Another issue is that the degree I received is not helping me get jobs in any field I'm interested in working in. Not enough course work in one specific topic has really screwed me over, and I'm cursing ever deciding on the major I graduated with. I feel kind of screwed. Any and all help appreciated. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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