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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How to convert from one grading scheme to another?

I'm trying to figure out the equivalence between grade schemes in different countries. According to some Google results: If you are a U.S. citizen, you need a GPA of 3.2+ (it varies, some say 3.2 ...
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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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How are GPAs from different universities evaluated for admissions to MS programs in the USA?

I am about to apply for a Master program in U.S. as I am about to graduate in Bachelor of Engineering. Though I heard that all my grades during all my academic life is taken into consideration (GPA). ...
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Do all universities have a minimum required GPA for graduate school application?

I am a senior undergraduate (electrical) engineering student, exceedingly interested in physics. 4 years ago when entering university, for some reasons (better: illusions) I chose engineering as my ...
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Applying to grad school for mathematics with low GPA, but reluctant to bring up the health issues that caused it

I'm currently a 3rd year undergrad majoring in math/physics. I was admitted to my university through an honors program due to outstanding high school achievement (my university is a large public one, ...
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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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Do graduate schools care more about my grades in math courses or my general GPA?

I'm currently a junior in mathematics at UIUC. I have been doing pretty well in my math courses (mostly A and A+). I will be completing a graduate course in topology, a second course in abstract ...
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How do graduate schools evaluate GPA?

I am wondering how graduate schools like Stanford, Berkeley, Caltech, and MIT evaluate the GPA? Because you can boost your GPA by taking easy classes and in the application it only says enter your ...
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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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Does GPA/Transcript matter for academic jobs after the PhD?

Courses taken and GPA can matter quite significantly for undergraduates, both for applying to graduate school and applying for jobs. What about courses taken and GPA during PhD? Do they matter at all ...
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Is it possible to get admitted to a MS program with funding if I have a poor GPA but good GRE scores?

Many university in North America or in Europe offer fundings for masters program . But it only for those students who have a good CGPA in undergraduate examination .I have completed my bachelor ...
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What GPA is considered as Competitive for top five schools in Engineering in US

Some prestigious universities like Caltech, Stanford, MIT and Berkeley never disclose their information regarding their cut off major and cumulative GPA for M.Sc and PhD programs in engineering. I ...
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Am I able to change my GPA once I submit a graduate school application?

I am wondering if I apply to graduate school in US in fall and lets say the due date to submit the application is December 1 and fall quarter grades are posted two weeks after that. Now I am wondering ...
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I am interested in graduate studies, but I was dismissed from my undergraduate program for poor grades. Where do I go from here?

I've had a tumultuous undergraduate experience, to say the least. After being suspended freshman year, being re-admitted in the Spring of 2014, and a rough 2014-2015 academic year, I've been dismissed ...
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Is it possible to get into a good masters program in computer science with a 3-3.5 GPA?

I'm currently a third-year student at UC Berkeley studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. I'm still on the fence regarding whether or not I want to pursue a ...
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Are masters programs generally easier to get into than PhD?

I'm doing my bachelors degree in mathematics right now at a state school. I know I'm not a top student and have made just pretty good grades in my undergrad career, but fell behind in others (a D in a ...
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Is it OK to exclude 'extra courses' from the GPA reported in my CV?

I am a PhD student in a physical science major. I finished ALL of my required courses. Assume my current GPA is 3.5. Currently, I am taking 'extra' courses from another engineering department. Some of ...
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Why does an admissions committee need to look at the whole transcript?

Admissions committees look at a student's entire transcript to get an understanding of their academic abilities. Why is it not sufficient to judge a student's academics based on GPA alone?
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Can I do a PhD without MSc?

I am currently an undergraduate student in Turkey. I will graduate from genetics department and I would like to do a PhD without MSc in abroad. However my GPA sucks ( probably it will be 2.5 or 2.6 ...
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How to convert german undergrad grade to US GPA

How am I supposed to provide US Universities during my application process a GPA if there is no official way to convert a 1.6 (German grade) to US GPA ? I have tried to find a ressource but every ...
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Philippine grade equivalent in the UK grading system

My GPA for my bachelor's degree here in the Philippines is 1.4259 (equivalent to magna cum laude). In the UK system, to which honors class will it belong?
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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 ...