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Low gpa, graduate school?

blancblancblancblanc Posts: 2Registered User New Member
edited December 2011 in Graduate School
Hi

I am applying to phD in engineering, but afraid my low ggpa is terribly bad,
UGPA was 3.65 but GGPA is 2.72 now, still remaining 2 semesters including this fall.

I am afraid admission office will filter my application out not looking at other factors.. Even my other activities are just normal. Interestingly, I got 3 admissions from pretty good colleges when applying for MS (one was phD w/o funding). But now, things are going worse and my current gpa may definitely adversely-effect on my application.
I am not hoping getting into Top private colleges, just not that huge state university but with safe funding. I e-mailed an admission office, and they say even if not filtered it is unusual for the one with gpa lower than 3.2 to get offered.

Should I consider... not to include my graduate record? Will that be..kind of cheating? I am also concerned my low writing background will matter, as an international, my GRE writing was 3.5 (V610/Q770) I am sssso depressed, need help!
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Replies to: Low gpa, graduate school?

  • menloparkmommenloparkmom Posts: 8,223Registered User Senior Member
    "Should I consider... not to include my graduate record? Will that be..kind of cheating? "
    Kind of ???? that would get you EXPELLED. You are REQUIRED to supply any and all transcripts for any college you have attended.
  • denizendenizen Posts: 380- Member
  • denizendenizen Posts: 380- Member
    I could be more in trouble..

    Uh oh, what does that mean? What did you do?...
  • xraymancsxraymancs Posts: 2,093College Rep Senior Member
    It is unlikely that you will get funding for a Ph.D. in engineering with that record in a M.S. program. You might not even be able to graduate from the M.S. program with a GPA below 3.0? Whatever you do, make sure to include all transcripts, but start looking for a job too.
  • blancblancblancblanc Posts: 2Registered User New Member
    Thank you for honest advice, and yes I cannot graduate with below 3.0, but hopefully, will get at least a little above 3.0 after this and next semester.. Maybe I should focus on coursework now instead of sop and see how new gpa coming up to decide apply or not.. ? What do you think?
  • straightadmitstraightadmit Posts: 110Registered User Junior Member
    @blancblanc, once classes are over, the grades are locked in for life. Not trying to sound scary, but you are in a position to influence the last two semesters right now. It seems a good place to make your priority. Bring up grades as best possible because later you can't do anything about them.
  • vitiatethisvitiatethis Posts: 112Registered User Junior Member
    Bring it up to 3! You can still do it. Study 4 weeks before midterm, read all papers a week prior to class, do all the homework/assignments the day it's given then ask prof about them to check if they're correctly done.
  • scaleupchemscaleupchem Posts: 105Registered User Junior Member
    I am sorry to tell you this, but there is something nobody is saying. How are you still in graduate school with a sub 3.00 gpa. At most every graduate school requires that you maintain a 3.00 to stay in good standing with the program. Also, many of my friends in graduate school say that in graduate school terms, a 3.0 is viewed as a C average at many colleges. They also tell me that getting a C in some classes, it is essentially like getting a D or an F in reality. I went through something like this my last semister in college. I had a 3.4 going into my senior year, and had a bad senior year and dropped my GPA down to a 3.2. The only way I bounced back was going to school an extra semister, and became more focued on the things I could control. As A result, I ended that semister with a 3.5 will all graduate courses on my schedule for the semister.
  • vitiatethisvitiatethis Posts: 112Registered User Junior Member
    I am sorry to tell you this, but there is something nobody is saying. How are you still in graduate school with a sub 3.00 gpa.

    True but sometimes the registrar check if every end of term (yearly), therefore maybe he had barely 3 GPA on 1st year, then early 2nd year got all class final grade below 3 which bring it down to 2.7
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