My freshman year of CC was 2019-20, I ended with a 2.8 GPA. I wasn’t focused. We had a lot of issues going on at home and it reflected on my grades. My GPA is currently sitting at a 3.39, but retaking these classes would bring me closer to a 3.8.
I thought everything would be fine, and I’d just retake the classes but the school rejected my request, saying I needed a valid reason.
The reasons being:
- If a program I’m applying for only accepts B’s and above, or has a specific minimum GPA requirement that I don’t meet.
- I was dealing with medical issues that hindered my performance.
- Change of licensure standards (industry indicates I need to retake a course)
- Significant lapse of time (school I’m applying to only recognizes classes taken within the past 36 months)
August 2019 hits the 3-year mark. So #4 is a promising choice. But I’m struggling to find a program that doesn’t accept classes from 3 years out. Most colleges I’ve searched up cap at 5 or 7 years… anyone know any that cap at 3?
I could also go with #1 but I haven’t been able to find any schools or programs that explicitly mention they don’t allow C’s…
Lehigh University is one school that mentions ‘A grade of “C-” will not transfer under any circumstances.’ But my CC doesn’t use the plus or minus grading system and each grade shows up as a plain “C”.