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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Listing GPA on resumes or job applications

When people list GPA on a resume, Linkedin or job/internship/graduate program application what GPA is it: the CGPA or most recent semester's/semesters' GPA? For some graduate programs only the last ...
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Do Canadian universities defer to the grade conversion scale of a foreign univerisity or do they follow their own? [closed]

I'm planning to apply this year to several Ph.D. programs at different universities in Canada. The school where I finished my master's degree (outside Canada) uses a percentage grading system where a ...
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Ask for compensation mark for the distinction degree

I am finishing my master degree in the UK. To gain an MSC with Distinction at my Uni, there are 2 requirements: Credit weighted averaged (CWA) at least 70% on all classes with no failed Thesis should ...
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How to get a rough estimate of my GPAs for UK Ph.D admissions

I have an Indian bachelor's degree from a tier 3 college 8.04/10, First class with distinction, and a 3.33/4 from Rutgers University Masters in CS. I know most of the UK colleges have something called ...
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Is it okay for the graduate school if my fall semester GPA drops?

I am an undergraduate student and just submitted the applications to the grad schools in both the US and the UK. This semester has been really tough for me, and I feel like my overall GPA might be ...
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Mentioning Masters GPA vs Undergrad GPA in SOP?

I'm applying for Astronomy/Astrophysics PhD programs in the U.S. My undergrad GPA at UT Austin is 3.1/4, but my Master's GPA with all graduate-level classes is 3.85/4 so far, which is a very big ...
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Asked for F grade voluntarily for a program elective. How does it affect my Phd Chances

I am a graduate masters student in the Computer Science Field in the final year of my masters program. Recently, in a particular elective course in which I had been doing quite well, I had a major ...
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Effect of audit courses on graduate admissions if they are properly graded

I am a chemistry major and I want to shift towards the more computational and "data-driven" side of things later on. Towards that end, I have started taking relevant courses outside my major....
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Consequences of mistakenly rounding up GPA on fellowship application?

First of all, I am not asking whether it is ethical to round one's GPA. I essentially rounded my GPA by accident and want to know the possible consequences of this. I applied to the NSF GRFP. Recently,...
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How important is GPA in graduate-school applications in US for foreign applicants? [duplicate]

I teach at non-European/America university where many of our Bachelor students wish to study for a Master or PhD degree in US. Some of them are very worried about their GPA and go to extreme length to ...
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How good/bad is my Indian CGPA according to US GPA scale?

I will be applying for PhD programs in USA this fall. I know there are many nuances for GPA conversions and I won't convert my CGPA. Colleges don't ask to convert GPA but still mention that their ...
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Should I apply to a PhD program without submitting the transcript of my exchange studies?

I want to apply for admission to a PhD program in Canada. I hold a Master's degree. But when I was doing my undergraduate studies, I went to an exchange program in Canada and studied there for two ...
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How to get tuned into a subject faster during exams?

We have 3 days gaps during exams. It takes me about two days to get tuned into a subject, i.e ., to get into the state of flow. I get tuned to studying around the middle of the second day. Is there ...
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What is the equivalent GPA for Cum Laude in Spain?

I defended my thesis in Spain with cum laude. My PhD program was research based. Now I am in the employment process and I have been asked to provide equivalence to cum laude. Could you please help me ...
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How to pursue PhD after getting a low GPA (and no research) during my undergrad in India?

I am from India, and I would like to pursue further education (maybe even a Ph.D.). I've messed up my BE degree (in Computer Science and Engineering) by getting consistently low marks from the second ...
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Will my undergraduate GPA affect my graduate admissions?

I have a very low undergraduate GPA. I used to play a sport at the state level and thought I could cope up but didn't. Failed in multiple papers, completed a 3-year degree in 5 years. In the end, I ...
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Could applying for pass/fail with a grade showing in the transcript affect my chances of entering a PhD program?

Because of Covid 19, we are facing multiple dilemmas regarding putting courses on pass\fail option. As an applied biology MSc student, my GPA is currently 4.10 out of 4. All of my courses are (A+) and ...
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Is a gold medalist at 2.96/4 GPA considered Summa cum laude or magna cum laude or none? [closed]

Indian university(IIT BHU) CGPA of 7.4/10 but highest in the class, hence gold medalist. Can anyone please guide how the translation to US academic system will look like in terms of the label? Note: ...
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Does the Online Learning Platform bring down the importance of Courses and GPA in terms of PhD Admits? (CS USA)

Background: CS undergrad applying for FALL 2022 CS USA PhD Programs By the time I apply for the programs, I will be finishing 3 and a half years of coursework/labs/tests. Out of this, 2 years of ...
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How will C+ and many B+ during online school affect PhD admissions? [duplicate]

I'm finishing my second year at a top research university in mathematics, and my major gpa is still a 3.99, however my grades in other subjects have suffered tremendously due to the pandemic stress ...
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Which one matters more - grades or qualifications - for admission to post-graduate study in Germany? [closed]

I'm looking into applying to study abroad in Germany after my Bachelors (majoring in Statistics). My question is: which of these hypothetical candidates would have a higher chance at receiving a ...
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Does PhD GPA matter after grad school regarding academic funding?

There are many similar questions regarding whether PhD GPA matters after grad school, but this question is specific to obtaining academic funding as a professor. When applying for funding, do funding ...
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Are there advantages or disadvantages for a college to give high or low GPAs?

What are the incentives and disincentives for an American college to give its students high GPAs? For example, when undergraduate students apply for jobs or graduate programs, their GPA presumably ...
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Is a GPA of 3+/ 3.3+ but below 3.5 considered good for scholarships in Europe and the U.S?

I am an undergraduate Physics student at a well-reputed university in my country. My aim is to get a Master's scholarship in Europe (preferably in Germany) or the U.S. Although I have a 3+ GPA and I ...
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When applying to grad school, where should I discuss my medical issues that led to poor grades during my first two years?

I graduated this December from a major public university with a major in social services. I received a 3.02. I have about four Ws on my transcript and two FS, and quite a few Cs. Two semesters in my ...
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GPA weightage for changing fields in higher studies [duplicate]

Currently pursuing my 3rd year of BTech in electronics and communication engineering, I plan on pursuing an Integrated PhD / PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics due to my deep interest and passion for ...
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How much will a terrible freshman undergradate year affect academic future?

I wasn't able to attend university during my freshman year due to personal reasons, so I ended up only barely passing 1 class the whole year (didn't even show up for the finals for all the other ...
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Will my UGPA keep my application from even being looked at, despite having turned things around? [duplicate]

I'm an international student who recently applied to CS Ph.D. programs in the US and this thought's been eating me up. My undergrad background isn't actually in CS. I was originally a literature major ...
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Can I supplement my unofficial transcripts with missing context?

So I have a 2 page unofficial transcripts I would like to send to Universities. One page describes marks, while the other provides the grading system. Now, since I have studied in an Indian University,...
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Is a low undergrad GPA a career killer? [duplicate]

I graduated with a 6.4/10 GPA from a Non-IIT University in India - BE in CS in 2019. I pretty much messed up during my early 2 years of UG while taking part in non-academics such as workshops and ...
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What to do for my graduate school application if I think my GPA doesn't reflect my coursework mastery [duplicate]

I am one of those people with low GPA but want to apply for graduate school in US. I am really having trouble with standardized tests in my institution. It's not uncommon for me to receive low grade ...
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Is non-degree studies a viable path to a master's degree?

I had a very rocky undergraduate math career that ended with me having around a B- average due to undiagnosed/untreated anxiety issues. This means my final GPA is around a 2.8. Would non-degree ...
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Should I explain my grades in my cover letter?

I'm a sophomore undergrad and I'm thinking of applying to research interns in various labs for the following summer. I do not have an excellent GPA because my freshman year had been a mess due to ...
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minimum GPA for top math phd programs

My question is pretty straightforward. I am just wondering what you think is the minimum GPA score that could keep me in good standing regarding my application for top math phd programs, such as ...
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Conversion of GPA from scale of 10 to 4 (India) [duplicate]

I am an undergraduate student from India, interested in applying for Ph.D. programs in Astronomy in US institutes. My institute evaluates the CGPA from a scale of 10. Since the cutoff for Astronomy is ...
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Can I get admitted to a master's program at top European university with an average GPA?

I study business economics, and I would like to study abroad in Denmark, precisely in Aarhus. I've already talked with the staff via email, and despite the fact that they are a top university in ...
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How to compensate for previous low grades when applying to PhDs in the UK?

I want to know how to compensate a low overall grade for past education for a Ph.D. application in computer science in the UK ? Thanks
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Does your final-year GPA matter once you apply for graduate school during your undergradate study?

I am a final-year undergraduate student studying Anthropology. And I am willing to apply for graduate school. And I am curious whether one's final-year GPA matters. Because once you apply and receive ...
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Should I round up or down my GPA on a resume? [duplicate]

My current cumulative GPA is 3.875. When filling in my information on an online job-site, I can only choose between entering 3.9 or 3.8. In this case, should I round up to 3.9 or round down to 3.8?
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Is an ungraded pass going to affect my PhD applications?

Currently my MA gpa is a 70/100 and I'm studying in the UK. I just received the grade of my latest assignment, that is a 68. That means that my gpa is now bellow 70. However, the university is giving ...
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Should I choose a "Pass" grade instead of a letter grade due to the study disruption during the Covid-19? [closed]

I understand this question has been asked in this forum. But I still want to have some advice on my case. I am current a research master student in one of the top universities in Canada. In the last ...
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Could a student with plagiarism in assignment get a high grade in a class? [closed]

This semester I took a course and the prof is very restrict with the assignments, I had special circumstances (due to my research and my displacement), which required me to commute between cities to ...
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How to Get Into European Grad School in Journalism with a Low GPA

I'm wondering if someone can advise. I have a BA in Literature and a pretty low GPA under 3.0 from 2008. I've worked in varied industries, teaching (preschool, ESL) and IT (Data Analysis). I want ...
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What would be the best way to convince a professor to waive late submission penalties?

I am a grad level student and I am completing my last course this semester. The professor is reducing our grade by 20%/day if we submit our assignment late. It is a lot. For example, my grade is 18/...
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Reporting GPAs from the same university

I have graduated with a BS in Computer science degree with 3.6 GPA from university of X. Then after graduation, I continued taking classes in different program (Biology) but didn't do well and my GPA ...
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Will a MS with ~3.7GPA with good research experience and strong recommendations offset my horrible U-GPA to get into PhD? [duplicate]

My u-GPA is about 2.8 and GRE is 330, from now on is a hypothetical scenario as I haven't done my masters yet so if you could treat it as an actual case and give me subjective answers that would be ...
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Should I be worried about low undergraduate grades during the COVID-19 crisis affecting grad school admission chances?

I'm currently in my undergraduate junior year studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Waterloo in Canada. I'm hoping to apply for Top 10 US grad schools in mechanical engineering in about ...
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How hard is it to get a good to great grades in undergraduate school?

I am currently studying undergraduate school in Europe and am toying with idea of applying to a U.S. collage for graduate school. So I‘ve read a bit online about GPA requirements and there it says ...
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Is community college GPA not included as the net GPA on the resume?

I am a student in the US who is going to graduate with my bachelor's degree and I want to start applying for jobs. I am not sure if what GPA should I provide for job applications on my CV. I studied ...
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Want to get MS in Computer Science but in a predicament due to low GPA and lack of references

I have a BS in computer engineering from a state school with a GPA of 2.56 (out of 4.0). I had a pretty serious and unmanaged illness from the second half of freshman year of undergrad to one year ...
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