GPA Calculation and Grade Trends for Transfers

<p>Hi, I was wondering what my chances might be for FSU. </p>

<p>I'm in CC, and will be receiving my AA this spring. I started out college immature and stupid. I didn't go to class, didn't study, and generally didn't care. I have numerous W's and 3 F's from this period. Eventually I got myself together, switched majors (to Biology), and haven't looked back. The past 3 semesters have been straight A's, with one B. Barring some disaster, that trend will continue.</p>

<p>My CC calculates my GPA as a 3.14. This is without the F's, as they were replaced after I retook the courses. So my first question is: will FSU honor the grade forgiveness I was granted at CC? Or will they include the F's? (FWIW, I emailed FSU Admission about this question, but they never responded. I called this afternoon and was put on hold for ten minutes before hanging up)</p>

<p>Also, how will FSU look at all those W's? </p>

<p>How important is my grade trend? Will another strong semester of Biology and Chemistry allow them to ignore my terrible start?</p>

<p>Finally, if grade trends are important, should I wait until I have my AA (in spring) to apply for the following fall? Or will the delaying itself be too detrimental?</p>

<p>Thanks in advance for any answers.</p>

<p>I'd recommend calling them.</p>

<p>I think you can easily explain the turnaround, and I think that for transfers, they will accept the GPA and not add back the F's, BUT.... your GPA without them is still a problem. If you are older and more mature, if there was a gap and you came back to CC as a new person, you might have a shot. If you are just 20-21, and turned things around but could fall back to bad habits, it is hard to tell. Just work hard for this last year. </p>

<p>Since transfer applications for fall have all of summer to be considered, I might wait until you have spring grades and then apply for fall. You will have your grades in early May and there is plenty of time for a decision by August. That way you can really bring up the GPA to 3.2 or 3.3. That would help.</p>

<p>Thank you, sunnyflorida. I'm 21, but I did take a year off. Oddly, it was after two semesters of A's. My 16 year old sister had a baby, so I moved home to help out. I transferred to the local CC and am finishing there. </p>

<p>It's kind of funny that the thing that might hold me back isn't the F's, but the couple D+'s I can't replace. I sat down and did the math the other day, and if I finish with straight A's (doubtful with Calc, Gen Chem, and Bio. They'll be a B or two in there somewhere) I'd have a 3.3 or so. </p>

<p>Thanks again!</p>