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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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Do I stand a chance of receiving a research internship at a 3.57 GPA? [closed]

I am an undergraduate who will be looking for winter and summer research internships next year. My current GPA is 3.57/4 and have two excellent quality research papers written as a first author. I ...
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Are general elective grades important when applying to a U.S. pure math PhD program?

I know this question may have no definitive anwser at all, please bear with me. I just finished my 3rd year of university, and I have one year and a semester left until (hopefully) getting into a math ...
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How Should I Convert My GPA for PhD Applications in the USA?

I am in the process of applying for PhD programs in the United States and am facing a dilemma regarding my GPA format. My current university uses a 20/20 grading scale, and I am unsure if I should ...
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What is "Total Possible" in Undergraduate Grade Point Average

While working on a university application, I found the following, please see the image below. Here, what should I write in Total Possible field? Could you briefly explain with an example? Thank you.
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How helpful is a github portfolio of everything learnt in engineering school for higher academics?

I'm an engineering graduate from Nepal and I'm currently re-studying various concepts that were taught in college in good depth. I'm putting them in my github. Not because they'll help me for ...
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Getting a double major, with one subject's GPA being much higher than the other. How should I deal with it? [closed]

I'm double majoring in physics and computer science. Due to extremely high demand, the CS department at my university expects many unreasonable demands from the student body (not the tough but fair ...
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When applying to a second master’s degree , can my first master compensate a low undergraduate GPA?

I have a 3.31/5 GPA in mechanical engineering undergrad but got work as a software engineer, 4 years have passed since then, i have had promotions in my work as programmer and I also Will graduate in ...
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Is there a reason Ph.D. programs are focusing on the GPA of the last 60 credits?

I've been researching getting into a Ph.D. program for neuroscience, and I'm seeing stuff like this: A minimum average of 3.00/4.00 for the final 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate ...
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Is my GPA good enough for the graduate mathematics schools in the US? [duplicate]

I am an undergraduate engineering student in Azerbaijan, and my major is process automation; however, I intend to change it and study mathematics in one of the grad schools in the US. I received only ...
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For graduate school applications, is it worth retaking classes with poor performance or just focusing on future class marks?

So, I am a physics student at UC Berkeley. However, at one point, just due to its utility and my own passion for the subject, I wanted to double major in math. Around a year ago, I had very bad ...
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Potential grad school advisor and GPA for admissions

Does your GPA matter if you already have a potential research advisor in the wings? I ask because I realize that I may struggle when applying for graduate schools. It looks like I will do a masters ...
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~2.85 GPA first semester at an Ivy for math. Options for to grad school?

I’m a math major at a ~T10 school (Ivy) about to start his freshman year second semester. I worked hard to be accepted and took several state university courses, both excelling in lower-level reqs and ...
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Why are we required to self-report "Cumulative GPA as listed on your transcript"?

As I apply to Ph.D. programs in STEM, I noticed that many online application systems require us to enter "Cumulative GPA as listed on your transcript". I wonder how my response is going to ...
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Can I report my WES GPA?

Let's say my undergraduate institute has "GPA: 3.78" on its official transcript. Then I requested World Education Services (WES) to evaluate my GPA based on their "standard" ...
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High-school Grades effect on graduate schools admission

I'm planning to apply for a Master's program in Germany, but the final grade I received in high school was awful (67%) due to the grief I experienced after the death of my parents. Although my grade ...
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What is the effect of F grades caused by administrative errors on graduate schools? [closed]

Last year, I went to exchange credit with another university. During course registration, I applied for a graduate class in another department by purely clicking mistake. I explained that the school ...
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Can I save my financial aid after this? [closed]

During fall 2021, I took 3 classes at my community college. I had very good financial aid so nearly everything was paid for. My first issue was in my online nutrition class. I took a hit when I ...
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How can I explain bad grades in a PhD application due to bad lecturers?

I am an undergraduate studying in Australia aiming for a US PhD program. I want to apply for a PhD in statistics. I have good grades in all of my math and stats courses in general. Unfortunately, the ...
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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 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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