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**I believe I posted my original post in the wrong section (What are my chances?) b/c most of the questions there were from HS students**
I got a pretty good GRE score (V:740, Q:780, 6) but my GPA is 2.8
I seriously tried hard in college... but I just can't seem to get good grades.
I did well (mostly Bs) in my core courses, such as my computer science or info. systems classes, but suffered in courses like organizational behavior (quite a boring, tedious, and overall common sense trumps all sorta class) where I got a C...
I took part in a club, and we are in the process of making a smartphone app and a monitor device for the elderly (although the latter requires us to secure a tad more funding xD). I even did some side things like teaching myself to be useful in real life situations by completing certifications (CPM, etc.).
I have 3-4 professors who like me and I'm probably going to be able to ask them for letters of recommendation. 3 of them went to Ivy Leagues, so I'm hoping something they can write something nice about me. I am also going to be helping one professor write a research paper next semester- supposedly I'm a good research paper writer!
I'm hoping to go for a masters program in computer science or information systems. I'm trying for top 25 schools but my GPA is a huge bottleneck.
I had this same issue during high school where I scored high on the SAT but didn't have a stellar GPA. I was involved in school activities like robotics (got a national award, etc.) but I just can't manage to get good grades.
I know what the heck I'm doing. For instance, our professor in CS gave us a final project worth just 10 points because he was expecting almost nobody to be able to figure out how to do it... I managed to do it properly, and he gave me a 100 on the assignment. However, my final grade in the class is going to be a B or something....
I'm pretty much feeling like crap at this point because I'm tired of giving excuses. I just can't get good grades.
I want to do a master's but who's going to accept a 2.8 from a person who seems to know a lot but doesn't show much for it?