Linked Questions

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Unsatisfactory grades for unsatisfactory reasons [duplicate]

I am currently doing Algebra in a college in India. The professor asks students to note down solved examples in class, and then poses the very same questions in the tests. I don't go to class for ...
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1answer
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Getting into grad school with a low gpa [duplicate]

I'm new to these forums, but I thought I'd take a stab at asking about my situation. I have two BS degrees, one in electrical engineering and the other in physics. I'm wanting to go to grad school in ...
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Can I get into grad school with a low GPA? [duplicate]

So here's my situation: I'm a senior electrical-engineering major student in a decent-ranked university (60-80), and I've been working in a lab in our department and published 2 papers as the second ...
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Undergraduate international computer science student [Can i go to grad school?] [duplicate]

I am Computer science major at University of Wisconsin Madison. I just want to ask you if i can get into graduate school with such a low GPA. My current GPA is 2.9 and i have 20 more credit which ...
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1answer
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PhD application, low Master's GPA [duplicate]

I am wrapping up the first year of my Master's degree at an R1 university (social sciences program). I really want to apply for my PhD, but I am concerned that my master's GPA is prohibitively low. I ...
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What should I do to make it to a top-ranked graduate program given my current situation? [duplicate]

I am from an elite non-IIT school in India (one of BITS Pilani/IIIT Hyderabad/NSIT/DTU). I've just finished my third year, and after taking courses from AI and ML related fields, I realized I am ...
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0answers
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How can I go about graduate school admissions? Lack of coursework, poor GPA [duplicate]

I'm an undergraduate in their penultimate year in the US, although for financial reasons I am thinking of graduating next month instead of next year. For a long time, I've wanted to go into academia: ...
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PhD and poor academic record [duplicate]

Are students with poor academic results eligible to apply for a PhD or Masters program in the graduate school? My academic result is not so good as I was working full-time and studying at the same ...
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Importance of undergrad GPA, when you have a masters, applying for phd? [duplicate]

Background: I'm a fourth year student studying a commerce and science degree at one of the top univerisities in Australia, namely, Monash University. My majors are in finance and mathematics. ...
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What can I do in my last semester to improve my chances of admission to physics PhD with a poor GPA? [duplicate]

I am transitioning from EE to Physics in MS program. I am taking courses required for my research. Also, I am taking courses that will help me in finding employment after MS. Due to this act of ...
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Explaining your suitability [duplicate]

I received an offer from a UK university to study for a master’s degree. They required a 2:1. In my undergraduate degree I achieved a 2:2. I very briefly spoke to the course convenor that I missed ...
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Getting into a decent Ph.D. program with 3.3 GPA [duplicate]

Long story short, I was caught up in the party life in my early 20's and my GPA was a 2.5 when I came back to school. Since returning to school I have done a 180 with straight A's for two of my last 3 ...
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how do I get in to political science Masters/Phd in a decent university with bad grades but good work experience? [duplicate]

I am from India. I have MBA degree with 2.5 GPA and my high school and college grades also not good either. This is largely because of my disinterest in the subjects I studied rather than pursuing my ...
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9answers
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Doing research outside of academia, without a PhD?

I love learning and solving problems (I'm in math/ computer science) and I'm also very motivated. However, I don't have fantastic grades and so I don't expect to get into any top graduate program. ...
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Academic dismissal from PhD program. What next?

A couple semesters after beginning my PhD program (in the US), I was dismissed from the program because: My GPA was slightly below the program's minimum (after being on academic probation for one ...

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