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Low UndGrad GPA can I make up with a Grad GPA

WishOnAStarWishOnAStar Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
edited March 2011 in Graduate School
My undergrad GPA was below a 3.0. I know this is terrible but I worked 2 jobs and struggled to get through. 2 Questions

1. My undergrad is Electrical Eng and I am now at Texas A&M pursuing my masters, I am half way finished and I have a 4.0 if I keep this up will it make up for my low undergrad GPA when applying for a PhD program at some top tier schools?

2.I just started in as an RA and it looks like I will get around 6-8 months of research experience before I start to apply to PhD programs ( this will be all the research I have), will this be enough research or should I wait one more year get another year of research experience under my belt before I apply.

***Also my GRE scores are 580-800-4.5
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Replies to: Low UndGrad GPA can I make up with a Grad GPA

  • polarscribepolarscribe Registered User Posts: 3,232 Senior Member
    Both of your GPAs will be considered, but your strong master's GPA will definitely be looked at favorably - if you've shown you can hack graduate-level work, that's what they need to know.
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