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MSW two degree GPA


I am an international student from Canada studying in the USA. I completed a BA in psychology about 4 years ago in Canada and had a terribly low GPA (2.0). Following that I did a social service worker diploma ( equivalent to an AA level degree) in Canada  and graduated with a 3.6. I am now living in the United States and will be completing a BSW with a predicted overall GPA of 3.8 and a concentration GPA of 4.0. I was only required to complete 48 credit hours to complete this degree of which 36 are letter grades and 12 are pass fail (for my internship). My cumulative GPA would likely not meet the entrance requirements, because I do not believe my AA degree will be counted toward my overall cumulative GPA.  I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with this type of situation before, and whether or not they were successful in obtaining admittance. I am 100% a different student then I was when I was younger. I was in a much different place in my life and my grades from then are not indicative of my ability. I require an on campus program which I know due to limited space can be more difficult to gain admittance so I really am just searching for some information as to how to be successful in being admitted. 

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I’m in a similar situation. I graduated with a poor GPA, 2.5. So I decided to go back for a BSW (3.75 GPA)/ BA in Psychology (3.6 GPA), overall GPA 3.81.

i would definitely highlight and emphasis in your personal statements how you’ve improved/matured in your studies. It’s very clear in your GPA. I’m not sure of my cumulative GPA, but I think it was around a 3.0 including my community college gpa. Most programs that I’ve looked at require a 3.0 in last 30 hrs. Some also require GRE, but others don’t see it as a big factor. I ended up applying to ones that did not require GRE. I think you’ll be able to get in with a great gpa, relevant work & volunteer experience! 

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