Final Transcripts Concern

<p>As a newly accepted transfer student I'm overwhelmed with joy and at the same time pretty worried. I'm viewing some of the grades that have been posted from my spring semester teachers and I'm facing two C's this semester (my worst semester yet). Can anyone provide any information as to what are the regulations and/or specific details about grades post-acceptance? Should two C's cause me panic? Is there a specific GPA I need to keep post acceptance?</p>

<p>Not that I know of but I think it is reasonable to stay above a 3.0, but 3.5 to be safe is lowest GPA imo, but then again I am in highschool so we have different factors for our GPA</p>

<p>Yeah I think you're fine. Average GPA in Arts and Sciences is a 3.2, so as long as you are around there, or maybe 2.9 or so, I think you will be fine.</p>

<p>I don't know if there is exactly a required GPA to continue attending UVA. I guess as long as you don't fail.</p>

<p>I think it would also depend on where you are transfering from. If you have two C's from CC, then that's a bigger problem then 2 C's from Villanova. Are these final grades?</p>

<p>Yea these are final grades unfortunately. Oh, I just got another C with a total of three now. Even though my GPA is still above a 3.1, I'm still quivering in my boots =/</p>

<p>Mcwiggles - If you've been a straight A student until now, that's certainly not a good sign. But if you had a mix of As and Bs, with a C here or there, I don't think you have to worry. You may have to explain yourself though. My roommate transferred and received a D on her final transcript. It wasn't a class for her major but she had to come speak with someone in admissions. It all worked out, but be prepared to have to defend your transcript! Good luck!</p>

<p>Conventional wisdom is that if you think there will be a problem with your final grades, send an email or letter explaining the situation - as a preemptive measure. If you took a class outside of your major that was unusually difficult for you, that happens. Not everyone is good at every subject.</p>

<p>Many colleges require a student to explain a bad grade. However, based upon bits and pieces I've heard across the country, a student usually has to screw up badly to lose an offer of admission.</p>

<p>To think there are transfer hopefuls with straight As all the way through who aren't admitted...</p>

What's your definition of "screw up badly". Mine is getting more C's than B's on your final transcripts. I'm worried as to how "bad" can you do after admittance, to the point where it's completely unacceptable. I'm almost 100% sure there isn't an exact cut off line as to GPA post-matriculation. However, at the same time, I feel that as if there is some sort of semester grade average that is expected if not at least assumed. Is there a point where it's in that grey abyss of accepted but not "accepted"?</p>

Who's to say the essay's don't carry as much weight as your GPA, if not in some cases more?</p>