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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Should I retake my A minus class in my last semester?

I am a senior who is planning on applying to psychology graduate program after a gap year. In the past three years, I have been involved in research projects and also internships that greatly enhanced ...
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Do you put GPA in a CV?

I have had bad luck in the past, but things are turning around... I am applying for internships for my current Masters program. Do I put my GPA under all previous schools attended? Do I need to list ...
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How can I keep my scholarship when I am in danger of failing to meet GPA requirements? [closed]

This year, I have started a mathematics graduate programm at a top level private university in my Country. I took 3 courses: Algebra 1, Analysis 1 and Commutative Algebra. During the semester, I have ...
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GPA data across majors

I read an article recently showing research data of the average graduating GPAs for various majors. It was a discussion piece about whether or not humanities majors were more likely to have higher ...
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Is there a better measure of undergraduate academic performance than GPA?

An answer to a recent question about the importance of looking at a student's whole transcript got me thinking. Is there some other way of summing up a student's academic performance, other than the ...
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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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What is the Minimum GPA for admission in a graduate school in a respectable science university in the US? [duplicate]

I am thinking about applying to graduate studies in physics related Phd or master degree in the US, but my GPA is very low, 2.4/4.0 to be specific. I wonder if there are respectable universities in ...
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Will my exchange study grade influence my graduate school application?

I have a plan to apply for a computer science master's degree in the US. In my home institution my GPA is about 3.7/4.0; I have some research experience with a paper published. I was heading for a Top ...
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How important are CS courses for a pure mathematics PhD admission?

I am a junior majoring in math and I am thinking about doing PhD in pure math, but my transcript got low grades (two Cs) from the two CS courses in hardware systems and programming languages. How ...
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How to transfer non graded subjects to gpa?

Hi I am sending an application and the university needs all of my grades in GPA format. I am using a GPA calculator to convert my grades, however there is a subject which was not graded it is only ...
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Repeat dropper and failure at multiple community colleges. Is there no hope for me? [closed]

I had a very rough upbringing and I have been lost for all my 20's. I just turned 30 a month ago and its really hitting me hard. I dont want to be a nobody all my life. I've finally had enough and I ...
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I'm applying for a Master's program - can I include manually calculated GPA

I'm applying for a Master's program and I would like to indicate that my GPA in the last two years of college has improved greatly and that my major GPA is high. However, my official transcript does ...
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Post-Bac Program Help Low GPA [duplicate]

I'm an undergraduate student studying computer science in my last year. I graduate in Spring 2017. I have a 2.97 GPA. I will likely have a 3.0-3.1 when I graduate. I want to end up at a top university ...
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How do I deal with sending low GPA to a potential supervisor?

A professor offered to meet with me later this week to discuss some potential projects, and asked for my transcripts to see what courses I have taken and how well I am at them. I have done decently ...
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Subjective grading scale: US vs Europe [closed]

I currently hold a Bachelor's degree in Pure Mathematics and my plan is to pursue a Master's degree in the USA. However, I'm a bit worried about the possible non-injective grading scale transition ...
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Can I report my math GPA instead of major (CS and math) GPA when applying to graduate school?

So I'm a combined Math/CS major wanting to do grad school for pure math. My GPA my first 3 semesters was terrible, and I got my shit together after that. While I have all A's in math courses, my ...
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I want to participate in a summer research program, but my GPA is not high enough. Should I still apply?

I am an undergraduate chemical engineering student who has been participating in research for a little less than a year now. I was able to get a paper published on one of my previous projects. Since I ...
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Restart a degree program with a fresh GPA [closed]

There is a hypothetical situation I've wondered about. When an undergraduate student receives an undesirable class grade, that grade is typically left on their transcript (with the exception of ...
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Some Advices Regarding to Preparation for Mathematics Graduate Programs [closed]

I am a rising senior at college in US actively pursuing the mathematics and microbiology majors. I am deeply interested in the arts of topology and set theory, and their applications to the machine ...
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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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Can a student with a weak or average undergraduate math GPA realistically become a professor?

I just finished my second year of undergraduate studies as a double major in computer engineering and mathematics at the University of Iowa. Although I came in believing that I wanted to become a ...
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Do graduate admission committees perform a first phase filtering based on GPA? [duplicate]

I heard from some sources that some applications are discarded before the professors in the committee even looked at it, based on GPA. How true is this? How do they equalize GPAs from different ...
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GPA is slightly below what's required for conditional admissions offer, what are my options? [closed]

I've received a conditional offer from Australia National University (ANU). To accept this offer I must have an average of 85% in my current undergraduate program, but I found that my final average is ...
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Chance of getting into engineering PhD if I have good references and research experience but don't satisfy 3.0 GPA requirement? [duplicate]

I graduated with 2.7 undergrad, and currently pursuing a masters degree and will graduate with 3.3. I plan to apply for PhD programs in engineering for 2017 Fall. Here is my question: Many schools ...
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What's the impact of former university's transcript on PhD application?

I'm a junior majoring in chemistry and have a plan for applying Ph.D. after graduation. My current GPA is not distinct, just 3.65 out of 4 (Many people say 3.7 is competitive while 3.6 is like average ...
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How do you leverage a good transcript in PhD admissions?

A lot of the posts here are about getting a bad transcript through PhD applications - my question is the converse. I'm applying to engineering PhD programs and I have quite a good GPA (3.92/4.00), ...
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How to find GPA distributions for US universities

I have been tasked with making a grade equivalence table for a small list of US universities to translate to grades at a European university. To do this I thought it would be easiest just to look at ...
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What are the effective strategies to increase GPA? [closed]

I am doing Undergraduate in Software Engineering and am going to finish my third semester (total of 8 semesters) now and as with my calculation, I am going to end it with a GPA of mere 1.89. I know ...
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CGPA for PhD. applications

I'm a computer science student in Turkey. I would like to apply a grad school in U.S., possible Columbia University or University of Michigan or University of Pennsylvania with scholarship. I will ...
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Second Masters in maths after master's in physics: how does it help getting into PhD in Europe?

How does it help doing a second master's in mathematics after doing first master's in Physics for getting a PhD in theoretical Physics in Europe? Will it be helpful to compensate for a low GPA in ...
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Does repeating a second course to bring my GPA up 0.05 points help or hurt for graduate admissions?

So, I previously repeated an undergraduate course and I am graduating next semester with only two courses left to take. I recently realized that if I repeat another course from my first year, I can ...
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Applying for a PhD in Engineering. Crappy Undergrad GPA, Good Masters GPA. Help!

I plan on applying for a PhD in Engineering next fall. I've already started to make connections with professors at a few schools I'm interested in. Recently I sent a CV to a professor (who requested ...
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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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Applying to PhD programs in mathematics, how to address (now resolved) health issues that affected GPA and subject GRE scores? [duplicate]

I want to apply to a doctoral program in mathematics (I am currently a master's student) that is strong in algebra. The schools I found that have what I am interested in are "tier 1" schools with very ...
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Where can I ask for academic advisement specific to my situation (low gpa, grad school, etc)? [duplicate]

I'd pay for personal, not snarky, but honest feedback. I don't really want to post all the specifics online- I would like to keep it confidential. Is there a place online that you could recommend ...
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How to report GPA, if minimum letter grade credits not reached?

How would a graduate student, at the University of California, Santa Cruz, report their GPA, on fellowship applications, if they have not yet accrued enough letter grade credits? UCSC seems to not ...
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What does in-major classes mean?

I am starting to fill out my resume and I looked up a few "recommendations" on what to do. When it got to the GPA, it mentioned that you can list your cumulative, in-major, in-minor, or even last ...
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Reporting multiple undergraduate GPAs for PhD applications? [duplicate]

I am looking for advice on how to present myself in the best light to future PhD programs in the humanities. I currently am completing my MA from a respectable state school in the subject that I ...
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Can i get into good phd program with low grades[masters] in one of core subjects? [duplicate]

I am planning to apply for grad school in computer science. I am actively involved in research work in one of top universities and already have 2 recommendations. One involving research and other from ...
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How to deal with GPA-related questions in standardized job application forms, if you have no GPA for graduate studies [closed]

I recently finished my PhD and am currently applying for several positions both within academia and in industry. Some companies I'm looking at have standardized job portal where you can leave your ...
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Looking for advice about potential post-doc opportunity

I would like to read some opinions about a complex situation regarding a potential postdoc position that I am not 100% sure about how to approach. As part of my PhD I had to take several courses, six ...
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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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Low undergrad GPA, how should I inform a tenure track faculty job search committee?

I have a mediocre (3.3) GPA in undergrad due to illness (legit - I had to take a medical leave and was hospitalized), but I have great grades from my graduate institution. I worry that search ...
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GPA in MBA programme?

I notice that when someone asks about GPA, they usually mean an undergraduate GPA. Is there GPA for a masters degree or MBA? If not, how a student's performance is measured (in UK and US)?
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When applying to grad school: GPA vs Prestige [closed]

For undergraduate studies is it preferable to go the a prestigious school and get decent GPA or to go to not well known school but be top of the class?
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How do I add in an already existing GPA into my cumulative GPA?

I have a GPA from a single school and I want to add it into my cumulative GPA.
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Applying for internship in the US as a European Student

My question is about applying for a US internship(4 scale GPA) as a European student(with 10 scale GPA). I took a look at this thread. An answer mentions that 93% of grades are 'A's, thus leading to ...
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Is grad school out of the question? [duplicate]

I am a current chemical engineering student with a 2.8 GPA and two years research experience and one paper in the works of being published. Is being admitted into a chemical engineering or bio-...
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Should / How do I include my school's GPA Scale in my CV / Application

I'm preparing my grad school applications (CV, letter of intent, etc) and in these I need to include my GPA. My school uses the 4.3 scale and I feel as though not including this information is ...
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What is a good grade for an MS student expecting to apply for a PhD in a top-tier school? [duplicate]

Although I understand that getting an admission into a PhD program depends on many factors, for example--BS and MS GPA, number of journal papers and their quality, number of conference papers and ...