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Help needed for SOP?

uhelpneededuhelpneeded Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
edited November 2012 in Graduate School
I'm a Electronics Engineering Graduate from the top engineering in my country. I have one publication in an IEEE Class A conference . However, my cgpa is 2.8. I'm currently working on my SOP for grad school. I need help with the part where i tell the Grad school that my CGPA is not the correct indicator of my potential. This is proven to a certain extent by the publication that i have. Anyone here that could guide me as to how to put the gpa part in my SOP?
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Replies to: Help needed for SOP?

  • ab2013ab2013 Registered User Posts: 1,756 Senior Member
    You shouldn't need to put the GPA in your SOP. That can be found in your presonal info/data. If you wish to explain any extenuating circumstances that may have occurred in your undergrad years, you can explain it in your SOP.

    (This is based on what I've been told)
  • uhelpneededuhelpneeded Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    That's what i'm asking.Exactly HOW to explain my low GPA it in my SOP.
  • Thomas_Thomas_ Registered User Posts: 629 Member
    If your CGPA is "not a correct indicator of your potential", then why do you have a rather low GPA and why isn't it a good indicator? That's a question you need to ask yourself, and then you could just put the truth on your SOP ;)
  • ab2013ab2013 Registered User Posts: 1,756 Senior Member
    I agree with what Thomas said. Everyone has a different story to tell. It could have been a personal crisis (e.g. family death) or perhaps your research publication took up too much time or you were too focused on your research in a particular semester and ended up doing poorly.
  • seraphzseraphz Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
    nah should not mention that in SOP, write an additional essay to explain your circumstances!
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