What is / was your GPA?

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    Mar 26, 2013 12:56 AM GMT
    Hey,


    I'm currently in my 3rd year of University and starting to think about grad school. My GPA for the moment is 3.5 / 4 and I think that by the time I graduate I could maybe get it up to 3.7 (but I'm not 100% sure).


    What is or was your GPA and was it high enough to let you into grad school?
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    Mar 26, 2013 1:05 AM GMT
    I graduated undergrad with a 3.01. most schools just require a 3.0 to get into grad school. but i'm not sure since i never went that far.
  • Rhi_Bran

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    Mar 26, 2013 1:07 AM GMT
    3.492 I think. I don't know why they need a thousands figure.
  • The_Guruburu

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    Mar 26, 2013 1:08 AM GMT
    GPA is only one factor they look at in admissions, and the threshold number also varies by program/school, how competitive the program is, etc. What are you thinking about studying? I graduated undergrad with a 3.42 or 3.45...can't remember.
  • TheBizMan

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    Mar 26, 2013 2:07 AM GMT
    3.1 cumulative and 3.4 business school GPA.

    Fucked up for a while in my electives.
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    Mar 26, 2013 3:33 AM GMT
    had a 3.4 when i graduated college.
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    Mar 26, 2013 3:36 AM GMT
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    suck it, bitches
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    Mar 26, 2013 4:03 AM GMT
    I have a 3.6 at the moment, although I'm a sophomore which means I haven't hit the hard stretch of my college courses yet. We shall see where I'm at in a year or two.
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    Mar 26, 2013 4:06 AM GMT
    My 1st Bachelor's - 3.8
    My 2nd Bachelor's - 4.0
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    Mar 26, 2013 5:00 AM GMT
    Right now mine is resting at a 3.0
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    Mar 26, 2013 5:03 AM GMT
    3.75 in Business School but I think It's about to go down cause I'm bombing International Finance. I don't care that much anymore, I just want to graduate. Got 6 classes left.
  • Guycicle

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    Mar 26, 2013 5:18 AM GMT
    .420
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    Mar 26, 2013 5:37 AM GMT
    Dual major at the time Sociology-3.9. Communications-3.2. Minored in English-3.4. My overall was 3.51 rounded.

    Am considering grad school at a few schools in the area that I moved into and so far they are only requiring a 3.2 for the grad degrees I am investigating.
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    Mar 26, 2013 5:59 AM GMT
    Guycicle said.420


    Wait, what? Is that on a 4.0 scale? How is that even possible?
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    Mar 26, 2013 6:01 AM GMT
    I'm in Western Canada at UBC, and we only go by percentages/letter grades. I have two courses left in my undergraduate degree, which wraps up in just a few weeks!

    As of this semester, when my percentages/letter grades are converted to the 4.33 GPA scale, I'm an estimated 4.1; on the 4.0 GPA scale I'm estimated at somewhere in the 3.8-3.9 range. The reason I say estimated is 1) UBC doesn't calculate GPA, so I only have a rough rubric to estimate with, and 2) depending on the grad school you are applying to, some will analyze your transcript and calculate a GPA according to their own rubric rather than a "standard" one.

    Others have already mentioned that your GPA is not the sole factor. Depending on what you want to go to grad school for, the following will also be important (in no particular order): specific extracurriculars, your GRE score (if needed for your program), research/volunteer experience in your faculty of interest, your academic/professional references, and the strength of your letter of intent. At some schools, if a prof really likes you/wants to work with you and supervise you, he or she might overlook a slightly lower GPA or GRE score and admit you anyway. No one's perfect, and they know that. However, with lots more people getting undergraduate degrees than ever before, it can be very competitive to get a supervisor for grad school. If you feel that you're disadvantaged with respect to your academic performance, now is the time to foster professional relationships at your university with faculty members. Get to know their areas of interest, take classes with the ones you'd ideally like to work with, do well in their classes and show active interest in what they are interested in. Whether your grades are strong or not, that will still take you a long way.

    I hope that helps!
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    Mar 26, 2013 6:03 AM GMT
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    Guycicle said.420


    Wait, what? Is that on a 4.0 scale? How is that even possible?

    Some universities use a 4.33 GPA scale. It's slightly misleading to look at anyone's purported GPA score without knowing whether their score is out of 4 or out of 4.33. One's GPA score generally only shifts about .1-.2 points between the scales though.
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    Mar 26, 2013 6:15 AM GMT
    Guycicle said.420


    Fuckin pothead
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    Mar 26, 2013 6:36 AM GMT
    I graduated with honours but I really don't give a fuck what grades I got because I just wanted that shit to be over.
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    Mar 26, 2013 8:10 AM GMT
    McQueen saidI graduated with honours but I really don't give a fuck what grades I got because I just wanted that shit to be over.


    Amen. I have had serious senioritis these last few months and I can't wait to be finished with undergrad icon_eek.gif
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    Mar 26, 2013 1:10 PM GMT
    Rockerbaby86 said3.75 in Business School but I think It's about to go down cause I'm bombing International Finance. I don't care that much anymore, I just want to graduate. Got 6 classes left.



    With something that high you could easily apply to Columbia or any Ivy league school, no?
  • Karl

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    Mar 26, 2013 1:20 PM GMT
    the lastest is 3.8
  • owen19832006

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    Mar 26, 2013 1:32 PM GMT
    Undergrad 3.75 Magna cum Laude honours
    Masters: Pass with merit.
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    Mar 26, 2013 1:39 PM GMT
    3.28, graduated Thank You Laude. icon_razz.gif

  • Mar 26, 2013 1:40 PM GMT
    GPA is a funny thing

    1. The rigor of the courses and one's major matters
    2. The school one goes to matters too. A 4.0 at Harvard is not the same as a 4.0 at East Nebraska A&M Tech
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    Mar 26, 2013 1:41 PM GMT
    rollingthunder2828 saidGPA is a funny thing

    1. The rigor of the courses and one's major matters
    2. The school one goes to matters too. A 4.0 at Harvard is not the same as a 4.0 at East Nebraska A&M Tech


    Yeah it is easier to get a 4.0 at Harvard than the other. Harvard is known for grade inflation, something all the Ivy League schools take part in.