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Is it true US GPAs tend to be thrown out?

Nightmarerec0nNightmarerec0n Registered User Posts: 456 Member
edited July 2008 in McGill University
I have terrible GPA thanks to Freshmen Year, but I heard Canadian Universities basically throw out US GPAs and rely on SAT,SAT II and AP scores. I have strong SAT score and AP scores with my SATs being 700,720,690. My AP score are a 5 on U.S History,U.S. Politics so far. But i am set up for hopefully a 5 in Calc,Chem and Physics. I also have some strong ECs.

I mean I really liked Montreal(other then all the cows on the way :)), when I visited and it is one 6 hour away from where I live now. I also know McGill is highly rated.
I know cost of attendance is higher for a International, But $15k is STILL much cheaper then most U.S. Universities.
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Replies to: Is it true US GPAs tend to be thrown out?

  • rdh1991rdh1991 Registered User Posts: 602 Member
    not to my knowledge, but i could be wrong
  • drmambodrmambo Registered User Posts: 459 Member
    They throw your grade 9 grades out, but still heavily consider your grade 10, 11, and 12 marks. Heavier emphasis is placed on your grade 11, and first semester of grade 12 marks, though.

    I don't know how AP scores weigh in on admission, aside from how in the end you'll be considered (either as an entering U0, or U1 student).

    p.s. I don't know which route you've taken, but I didn't see many cows on my car trips in or out of MTL (if any cows at all).
  • juliusharkjuliushark Registered User Posts: 777 Member
    yeah for Canadian school, grade 11 and first semester 12 are what really matter (but if you do horribly 2nd semester 12 they'll take back their offer).
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