Questions tagged [gpa]

On the Grade Point Average (GPA), a numerical measure of a student's performance over a semester or career. This tag may apply to questions on calculating the GPA, or on the impact of GPA on graduate admissions and academic careers.

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Admission into top engineering graduate programs with a GPA just below the cutoff

I'm applying for a master's degree at top graduate schools for robotics, such as MIT. However, I've heard that the recommended minimum GPA for these schools is 3.5. My GPA is actually 3.45. I know the ...
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Is it possible for me to get into a PhD program with low GPA [closed]

PhD programs I’ve applied to: UTD, NYU, UMD, MIT, U of Florida, Stanford, PSU, UPenn, U of Chicago, MSU, USC, CMU, Purdue, Columbia, HKU, Background: Education: Bachelor: Hengyang Normal University( ...
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Do grad schools look at the overall GPA in applications, or do they look at particular courses?

I'm wondering whether it'd be worthwhile to spend an extra semester in my undergrad or two getting my grades up. Unfortunately I've taken all the courses relevant to my field, so this would mean using ...
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Listing expected graduation GPA along with current GPA for grad admission of senior undergraduate

I am a senior undegraduate CS student who is interested in applying for a good grad school (current GPA 3.76/4.00, distinguished in engineering competitions, written a lot of code, has 2 papers - one ...
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Should I include my converted GPA/final semester GPA on my CV?

I'm applying to graduate school and I'm contacting potential supervisors, as advised by the universities I'm applying to. My GPA is 16.33/20. When I convert it to the 4.0 scale,according to WES, my ...
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Did I screw myself out of graduate school? [closed]

I graduated from a state school in 2009 with a 2.77 overall GPA. I technically should have graduated in 2008, but was only going part time, so I stretched it out and became a "super senior." I'll be ...
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Converting UK grades USA GPA [duplicate]

I would like to convert my UK grades to USA GPA. Are there recognised institutions that perform such service? I am in the process of applying for further studies in the United States but the ...
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PhD Applications: Can a good academic record in my master's compensate for a horrible UG academic record? [duplicate]

I have a very bad undergraduate academic record -- I failed or didn't attend the end semester exams for many courses (15 courses, to be exact!), and I had to clear these later on, towards the end of ...
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How badly will bad grades impact future college and career life? [duplicate]

So, I'm currently an upcoming sophomore in undergrad and my grades during freshman year weren't the best. I got a F during my second semester which gave me an overall freshman GPA of 2.9 I'm not too ...
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Calculating Cumulative GPA Across Multiple Colleges?

When a place asks for a cumulative GPA do you include all coursework taken at all universities (e.g.: do a weighted average of the unique units of coursework you did at Junior College + University), ...
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If I had an average Bachelor degree and a year of working experience can I apply for a Master's Program? [closed]

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering and my GPA is 2.6/4 (German scale, so it was like 2.9/4 in American GPA), mainly due to years of depressions and a bad break up. If I picked up ...
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Will my American GPA be 'transferred' to an Australian university?

I'm a first-year medical student within the United States considering a move to Australia. I am not looking at a "study abroad" or "foreign exchange student" type program. A direct move and goal to be ...
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How to cope with unfavorable GPA algorithm

I am going to apply for graduate school a year later. My institution is adapting an GPA algorithm which take all course grades record in to GPA calculation. But there is a consequence I think is ...
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UK Grading to US GPA conversion

I analysed admission requirements for Master course in the US university and found that one of them is GPA from an undergraduate course. I am studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the ...
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Is it normal for an instructor to refuse to tell students their current grade? [closed]

I want to know what my current grade in a particular class is. The professor says she refuses to tell us our grades. The syllabus mentions the same policy. Is this normal? What should I do?
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Grad school with 2.62 EE GPA. Does self study help?

I'm highly interested in going to grad school in electromagnetics (eventually a Ph.D.) but for various reasons, most of which are my fault, and some aren't, I graduated with a horrible GPA. In short, ...
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Would I be disadvantaged in PhD admission if I took only few courses each semester during my Bachelors and Master’s?

I recently applied to a PhD program, and right now I am waiting for their decision. My GPA from my undergrad and my Master’s program were 4.0/4.0, however during my undergrad I only took 3 courses per ...
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In the U.S educational system, would a GPA below 3.25 really disadvantage a student? [closed]

I am taking a TOEFL lesson and encountered a lesson in which a student is (almost) complaining he had got B- because he would like to maintain 3.25 GPA average. To me (outside of US) it sounds very "...
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Should I report my GPA on applications for an MA if it is not required?

I am applying to a Master's program using an online application where I must report my prior university education. The field to report my undergraduate GPA is not required and would anyways be ...
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How to Make up for Mediocre STEM GPA? Will Postbac Help? [duplicate]

I am a senior in college majoring in cognitive science and considering grad programs in neuroscience/cognitive science. Long story short, I didn't do super well in a lot of the STEM classes I took. ...
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GPA vs Undergrad prestige and difficulty

Consider the following scenario: Bob goes to a top-tier university for his undergraduate degree. This university is known for its extra challenging curriculum and Bob also challenges himself while ...
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GPA calculation in German Grading system

I am studying in a German University where the GPA grades are : 1.0 , 1.3, 1.7, 2.0, 2.3, 2.7, 3.0, 3.3, 3.7, 4.0 with 1.0 being the best score a student can get in exam and below 4.0 it is fail. ...
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While applying to masters programs, how important is GPA of unrelated under-graduation?

For example: I'll soon apply for masters in Statistical Machine Learning after 4 years of relevant work experience. I've done under-graduation in Electrical Engineering from a highly reputed Indian ...
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Applying to Professional Masters Program after Working with Low Undergrad GPA

I am looking to apply for a professional masters program in computer science (M.E. in Computer Science) that is designed to for the working software engineer. It is not advised for those interested in ...
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Is there a way to compare your performance in one university to another?

I graduated from CS from a university in Canada. Although I did pretty well, I cannot help but wonder what would have happened if I had gone to a different university. For example, I cannot help but ...
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My university's policy is to consider only the most recent grade for a failed course that has been retaken, how should I declare my GPA?

Suppose that I am submitting my application form for admission to a PhD program in USA/Canada. When I am asked to declare my GPA, should I declare it the same original way that my university has ...
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How to know if I satisfy an equivalent 3.8 US GPA?

I graduated with a bachelor of math advanced (honor) with first class honor from an Australian university with a WAM (weighted average mark) of 93. My university does not have any GPA system. I am ...
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Does having a low CGPA reduce my opportunity to get an MS admit from top universities like Stanford, UC berkeley, etc? [duplicate]

So my case is a little different. I never liked my college studies much because the subjects never excited me, which eventually lead to a low CGPA (7.18/10). But I started to have a strong liking for ...
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How to calculate GPA? [duplicate]

I am applying for the Masters in the US for the Spring 2019 session. I don't understand the concept of GPA. I have done my masters in Physics. My doubts are as follows: 1. For my three-year ...
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Is it a good idea to convert from a percentile GPA to a 4.0 scale GPA? [closed]

My school gives me my GPA as a percentage out of 100. If I have 91.55% overall, websites like this and this claim that this is equivalent to a 3.7 GPA. Is it then valid to write on my resume that I ...
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I want to do MS in USA, My GPA 2.74. will I be eligible? [duplicate]

I want to do MS in USA, My GPA 2.74. will I be eligible? did anyone had same GPA?. your response is really helpful. Thank you
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GPA rounding 2.498 to 2.5. How ethical is this? [duplicate]

I finished this year with a cumulative GPA of 2.498 (pretty low, not gonna lie). The main concern that I have is that when rounding to 2 digits, it will be pushed to a 2.5, and I'm worried that in ...
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What courses should I count when calculating my GPA in major?

When calculating my GPA in major, should/can I only count courses that are meeting the requirement for major or should I count any course on the same topic and from the same department as my major? ...
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Why is PhD GPA considered irrelevant?

The importance of a recent PhD’s GPA was recently dismissed in another question (What does an industry recruiter want to know my Ph.D. GPA for?). Why isn’t GPA considered relevant for graduate study?
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What does an industry recruiter want to know my Ph.D. GPA for? [closed]

What are the potential motives for an industry recruiter to want to know your PhD GPA? Does this imply the position is more of an office drone position than a pure research position?
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Is it a problem that my CV rounded-up my GPA while my transcript shows more digits?

I recently applied to a PhD program, now accepted and planning to attend, in my CV I entered my GPA as 3.8 although the true value is 3.78. Will that be a problem when I send the hardcopy ...
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Will a 3.8 GPA and 1 F with an explanation on transcript allow me to get into graduate school? [duplicate]

I am currently in my junior year, studying abroad in another country. The advisor at this school told me that I was enrolled in 5 businesses classes. I had asked her to drop one of them because I didn'...
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Will low grades on my transcript ruin my chances of getting into an MBA program, even if I retake classes for course forgiveness?

I'm sure this question has been asked frequently. However, I'm an undergrad, currently finished my sophomore first semester. I have gotten Ds (twice currently, not in the same semesters) on my ...
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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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3.8 GPA in Major, 2 F's in non-major classes [duplicate]

I am an international student at a US university with a major in Physics. I am applying for PhD in astrophysics/gravitational physics fields. Until my sophomore year I was a Computer Science major ...
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Is it worth to provide additional transcript with low GPA in extracurriculum courses?

I am going to apply to PhD programs in pure mathematics (target programs are mostly in U.S. and Canada). My GPA from state accredited universities is 3,5 for bachelor's and 3,3 for master's. These ...
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What should I put as my GPA for a pass/fail class?

I'm homeschooled, and I'm currently working on my high school transcript to apply to colleges. The form provided asks for a grade from A+ to F for each class. I don't know what to put as my grade for ...
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Is having a good yearly GPA (over 3.0) for 2 years useful for Masters even if my overall GPA is low (under 3.0) [duplicate]

I am going to graduate in 6 years from a 4 year major (Applied Mathematics) due to health reasons (diabetes, depression etc.) I passed 70 credits so far, with 79 more to go. Average of my 70 credits ...
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Does GPA matter ?! [closed]

I'm still undergraduate, have 2 years to graduate but i don't like my major so much and my college. i go twice a week. i don't attend lectures too much because professors and the contents are so weak ...
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I had a rough first year in undergrad— what now? [closed]

I think I'm off to a poor start to my undergraduate career. Some context: my major is Materials Science and Nanoengineering at the University of California, San Diego. I'm on the BS/MS track for 2020....
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The importance of positive GPA trends in PhD admissions?

For admission committees, how important are the (upward) trends in your GPA and how much will it remedy lackluster performance in the past? Background: I'm an international CS applicant with an ...
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Ethical GPA rounding

I am applying for a master's program in the US and am not sure how I should present my GPA ethically when discussing it. I have an undergrad total GPA of 3.394 and when asked to put in my undergrad ...
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PhD Program with a bad GPA [duplicate]

I am a student from Poland. I am bachelor in Economics and Logistics and now I am doing my Masters from Econometrics. I have quite good achievements (1-year scholarship in Japan, ambassador program ...
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Multiple (two) undergraduate degrees in Phd application

This year I will apply to graduate school in Statistic. My situation is: I obtained first Undergraduate degree in computer science with very bad GPA (due to not focus on study). After that I worked as ...
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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 ...