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GPA and Conservatory Admission Advice
I am currently a BM in vocal performance at Jacobs (IU) and I am looking to transfer out. I have not had much luck in performance opportunities here because most grad students are simply fabulous and that just doesn't allow too much stage time for any of us undergrads. I also really desire to be in a city so I have more chances to sing outside of school. I have applied to both MSM and Boston Conservatory because I would love to be in either city. My issue is that I began college very well, ending my first year with a 3.6. The very next year, I had a lot of personal and financial problems and my grads tanked. They are not indicative of my work ethic and capabilities, and while I know conservatories and mostly concerned with your audition, I do know that academics say a lot to admissions about the effort you will put into your time in school as well as in your career. A 2.1 GPA isn't who I am and is not the first impression I want to make. I was wondering if I should include an explanation in my essay or write a secondary statement to submit with my application, letting the admissions staff know more about my situation? Or am I toast? LOL8 replies
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