I have a long story that most of you would probably not want to read, so I’ll give a short overview instead.
Basically, I had some personal issues from the age of 18-20 which held me back academically. I’m now a 22 yr old, and will be finishing my AA degree this Spring semester. I took 5 courses in Fall and ended up with a 4.0. GPA. I am now taking 6 pretty tough courses this semester and am confident i’ll earn a 4.0 again. I really screwed up my freshman year which will in turn have my GPA around a 3.3-3.4 when I’m finished.
Do you guys think FSU admission will consider my upward spike in my GPA because it is so extensive? I’m talking about from a 2.2 with easy classes to a 4.0 with much harder courses. Also, I’ll be applying much later for the 2017 Spring semester than most, because I want to finish this semester to increase my GPA.
Admissions people generally appreciate big upward trends that show personal/academic growth. Do they want any test scores/essays/recommendations? Without knowing more specifics, your chances could be anywhere between 30 and 60%.
Thank you for the reply! In high school I was doing so poorly that I did not even bother taking the SAT. From what I’ve read though, after earning 60 credits, the scores are not needed. I could easily obtain multiple letters of recommendations from professors that I’ve developed good relationships with over the past year or so. As far as an essay, I could write about overcoming mental hardship and adversity? I actually do not even know much about the application process, which is why I’m here
All they say on their transfer page regarding to students with 60+ credits; it is required to to have above a 3.0 GPA and only recommended to submit test grades if they have them. I haven’t looked at the official application yet, just the information their website. :\ Oh yeah, my Mom and Dad both went to FSU as well, maybe that will help?