I am from the United States and I am attending a bottom-tier public commuter university for a second bachelor's degree in political science. According to this website, which is a listing for German master's programs conducted in English, the University of Cologne's political science MA program has a minimum application requirement of 2.7 GPA on the German scale, which translates to about a 2.9 on the US GPA scale. I am not concerned with the ECTS credit requirement, as I will have more than enough credits when I apply. Other programs such as the MS program for politics, philosophy, and economics for the University of Hamburg do not even publish a grade requirement. I specifically want to hear from foreign students who were able to gain admission to a top German university such as the ones I have mentioned.
I am going to be as forthcoming as possible when I also ask if it would behoove me to include my transcript to San Jose State University for Philosophy (my first degree), a transcript that will say I have been expelled from which I have 51 semester units with a 3.17 GPA. The reason for my expulsion was gross misconduct relating to a mental health illness. I have a 3.3 GPA overall which puts me in 2.0 range in the German scale but I have 28 quarter units to go until I finish my second BA. Combined I have a total of 231 ECTS units so far though this includes the transcript which says expelled. I have also served as an officer (second lieutenant) in a state defense force in the US.
My ultimate goal is to gain admission to a PhD program to become a professor for political science and be a voice for more right-wing ideologies.
Please be civil as this is my first posting. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.