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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Applying to Social Psych Programs: How important are grades in statistics?

I'm preparing to apply to Social Psych programs this fall and I'm wondering how much a mediocre grade in an Advanced Stats course (B-) would weight down my application. Barring this course, my ...
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Listing GPA on undergrad CV when reaching out to professors

I intend to apply to PhD programs in computer science, and I have been advised to reach out to professors I'm interested in working with by sending them my CV. My GPA is 3.6, which is not bad, but it'...
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Can you increase your undergrad gpa after graduating? [closed]

I've googled this question a few times and I've seen multiple different answers. I read that you can raise your undergrad gpa using a post bacc and I also read that post baccs provide a separate gpa. ...
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Where to apply for MSc depending on GPA? [duplicate]

I am an engineering undergrad in my third year. The question that I am asking might sound like a duplicate but I seek some rough statistics. What classification might be roughly correct for ...
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When repeating a course, why are the grades averaged for GPA?

When repeating a course, why are the grades averaged for GPA? For example, a student takes course X and receives a C (2.0) and then retakes the course and receives an A (4.0), my university (and I ...
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Should I focus on GPA or publishing (undergraduate)?

I have high GPA. However, I'm now in my last undergraduate year and I feel attracted to research and publishing research outputs. Should I go ahead with publishing my research? This may negatively ...
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Can someone who got GPA 3.7 apply for high ranked university with assistanship? [duplicate]

I'm undergraduate civil engineering, and I'm planning for master degree. My GPA is 3.7, and I didn't do GRE yet. However, I have strong research interest and I have some publications. Do you believe ...
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Can I enroll to graduate school (PhD) in Germany? [closed]

I'm finishing Masters degree in Computer Engineering at university of Russia in this year. GPA of my Master diploma is 4.9-4.0 from 5. I have 3 publications in russian scientific journals. However, my ...
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How to convert Australian grade to US GPA? [duplicate]

I am wondering how to convert Australian grade(HD, D, C, ...) to US GPA (A+, A, B, C ...) I tried few websites but those showed me which I think of as "too good to be true" results. For example, ...
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Will your undergrad GPA affect your graduate GPA in US?

Will your undergrad GPA affect your graduate GPA in US?
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Internal transfer student; resume states my GPA as the average of my new program. Am I lying? [duplicate]

I used to be in Physics (4 years). My GPA was low (~2.5) because I hated it and was partly forced into it. I transferred to Computer engineering after 4 years of Chemistry. I have a 3.4 in my new ...
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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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How is cumulative GPA calculated?

This might be a dumb question, but since I couldn't find what I am looking for, I decided to ask here. I think that cumulative GPA is the average of all each semesters' GPA, however the part that I ...
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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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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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What should I do when getting a C in a core graduate course as an undergraduate planning to apply for grad school in applied math? [duplicate]

I'm a third year undergraduate student planning to apply for graduate school in applied math. I have done REU in applied math and had one conference paper. I had decent grades in my undergraduate math ...
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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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Writing the Absolute and Relative Average in an Application Form [closed]

In the application form of a master's degree program I'm applying for, I've stumbled upon this: Please indicate both the absolute and the relative average of your previous degree. What does this ...
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Writing the GPA in the application form, even though the studies have not finished yet

In the application form of the master's program that I'm applying for, I'm obligated to write my GPA, and I cannot leave it blank, as the form cannot be submitted in that case. I still have one more ...
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Which GPA is more important for applying to PhD programs, graduate or undergraduate?

I have BE and MS from the University of Tokyo (a research university in Japan) and I'm planning to study and do research in US as a PhD student. My questions is: which is more important, GPA at ...
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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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Listing Latin Honor GPA while you are still undergraduate in your CV

I am wondering if my GPA is in the category of one of Latin honors like Cum Laude or Summa Cum Laude but I am still undergrad can I include Latin honors in CV while applying to graduate school? This ...
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Does a low GPA in an unrelated (second) major affect math PhD admissions?

I'm a second year undergrad in Canada, double majoring in math and philosophy. I take philosophy only because it is a spare time interest in high school, but I'm planning to apply math PhD after my ...
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Getting into a MA or PhD (psych) program with a weak gpa due to recently resolved medical issues? Does work experience replace a weak gpa? [duplicate]

I have been attending a university in my home state for 6 years. My gpa at the end of this semester is on track to be 2.6 overall. My first four years of courses are not representative of my ...
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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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How is undergraduate Indian percentage converted to US 4.0 GPA by graduate schools? [duplicate]

I am applying for Fall, 2015 in PhD programs (Computer science). The admissions page of many universities I saw, demand an undergrad GPA of at least 3.0 and graduate GPA of at least 3.5 Now, I ...
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Which GPA (cumulative or major) is more important for graduate admissions in the US?

I live in US. In some applications it is asking to enter your cumulative and major GPA. However I am wondering which GPA is more important and which one is used for admittance famous graduate schools (...
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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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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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How to overcome a much earlier academic dismissal from undergraduate program in graduate admissions?

I am an international student from Korea and I have a very serious question while I am preparing for graduate school admissions. I graduated from two years college with 2.8 GPA. After that, I went to ...
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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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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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Why dissertation has no score in GPA in United States?

I saw the PhD transcript of a colleague graduated from a US university. There was no score for the dissertation, just stated Pass with no effect on the cumulative GPA. Is it common? How the ...
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What matters most for Grad school admissions ? Practical grades or Theory grades?

My college separates theory and practical grades. I have poor grades in theory like I scores around 60 ~ 80 in most of my theory grades. But except two practical exams in which I scored between 80 to ...
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Should repeated course grades be included in GPA calculations for reporting to institutions in the U.S.?

I'm from Iran and planning to apply for a master in CS in USA. I'm trying to figure out how should I report my GPA, but I'm confused about courses that I have failed and repeated. Should I include ...
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Does working while you are studying affect your GPA? [closed]

I am studying computer science and I have money to pay for my university study, but I do not have money to spend on entertainment such as going to cinema with my friends in the weekend or upgrading my ...
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Is it acceptable to round up my GPA on my resume?

I'm currently a college senior and I'm working on updating my resume. My GPA is a 3.46. Is it acceptable/ethical to put on my resume that my GPA is a 3.5?
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Repeat dropper and failure at multiple colleges. Is a Master's ever possible?

Just found this site and did some searching around but I'm not sure anyone is as nuts as I am. Long story short I've been living with a severe anxiety surrounding school. I'm 29 years old now and am ...
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I have noticed GPA calculation “bug” in our University, what should I do?

University X offers course Y with Z credits. The course is mandatory, and very important. It lasts for more than one semester with heavy workload. The University awards Z credits for the course Y, but ...
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What is considered a good GPA for studies in Germany

Coming from a different schooling/grading system, I have very little feeling about what actually is considered a good grade for studies in Germany. Here the passing grades are given in the range of 1....
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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 ...
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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 A+ grades (as an undergrad) matter at all for graduate school?

If I get A+ grades then it will raise my GPA in my undergrad institution, as well as for Columbia which is where I want to go to graduate school for statistics. Should I try hard to get A+ grades or ...
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How much does a low undergraduate CGPA affect chances of getting a faculty job in a top-tier university?

Your undergraduate CGPA is quite low, but you were somehow accepted into a respected Masters and PhD program, and completed your postgraduate work quite successfully. Your undergraduate major was the ...
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How to convert GPA to German Grade? [duplicate]

My GPA of bachelor is about 3.0, and I just want to know how much it would approximately be in German Grade? Would it be lower than 2.7 in German Grade? I have read other questions on this website, ...
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Can I get into grad school with a low GPA? [duplicate]

So here's my situation: I'm a senior electrical-engineering major student in a decent-ranked university (60-80), and I've been working in a lab in our department and published 2 papers as the second ...
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Undergraduate international computer science student [Can i go to grad school?] [duplicate]

I am Computer science major at University of Wisconsin Madison. I just want to ask you if i can get into graduate school with such a low GPA. My current GPA is 2.9 and i have 20 more credit which ...
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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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Can one be average in academics but great in research at same time in PhD

This has always kind of intrigued me. I have seen many students who are good in academics (the scale I am using for this is GPA, like around 3.8–4.0) and average in PhD research. I mean, they do ...
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How should a drop in GPA be presented positively in a Statement of Purpose?

During my undergrad studies, my first two years went fine but in third did not go well as compared to the first two years. Consequently, there was a drop in the GPA. But there was one good project at ...