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transfer with low gpa :(

zrlongobzrlongob Posts: 1Registered User New Member
edited August 2008 in Transfer Students
im looking for a cheap school that i can transfer to. after 2 years at community college i have a gpa of just 2.3. i live in new york so anything on the east coast. PLEASE help i need to go away!
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  • OlivesOlives Posts: 81Registered User Junior Member
    I know somebody who got in here with a 2.2. Welcome to Kutztown University -- college of visual arts, college of performing arts, college of education, college of liberal arts, college of business, college of graduate studies

    I'm trying to think of schools around me (Philadelphia) that have low GPA requirements. a 2.3 is a bit low for Temple and Drexel, but I think you might be able to present a good case to get into Arcadia, St. Johns, or LaSalle.

    Contrary to what you might read on these forums, there are quite a few quality four-year-schools that don't require 4.0s and the like. You just have to look for them. I think your best plan of action is to talk to your CC adviser and see where people with GPAs close to yours have transfered.

    I'm not a hundred percent sure on the standards for the SUNYs and CUNYs, but since you're in a CC in NY you might stand a chance at some of them. They're all good schools.

    Also, GPA isn't everything schools look at. Think about why you got the 2.3. Is it something you can work on, or are working on? That would be a good topic for a "why transfer" essay. If your grades were substantially lower in the first two semesters due to culture shock, or you had some sort of "incident" in which your grades dropped (I.E. death of someone close to you, money troubles, etc., etc.) that you feel had a negative impact on your grades, colleges are likely to be sympathetic towards that. Show that you're taking steps to improve yourself, and you might get into a school that you previously thought you wouldn't.

    Best of luck. :)
  • ferryboat10ferryboat10 Posts: 636Registered User Member
    Maryland guarantees its community college graduations with a 2.0 GPA will be admitted to one of its state universities if there's room to accomodate them. It may not be UMCP, or even Towson or UMBC, but it's a chance at a 4-year school.

    The Higher Education boards in other states likely have similar laws.
  • LilyMoonLilyMoon Posts: 1,715Registered User Senior Member
    You might want to check the gpa requirements at the following SUNY's - Farmingdale, Old Westbury, Plattsburgh.
  • AndaleAndale Posts: 7,304Super Moderator Senior Member
    Try going to a search function on something like the College Board website. Look for the less selective schools in the region you're targeting. Then look for schools that take 75%+- of applicants. Check their minimum GPA for transfer. I think you'll find quite a few.

    If you want cheap, likely you will need to make it state schools like the ones LilyMoon is suggesting.
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