Hopeful transfer student, in need of some insight.

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.

Any tips or insight would be greatly appreciated! :slight_smile:

sorry guys, I meant to put 2017 Fall semester.

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 :slight_smile:

Well, what does the FSU transfer application want? If they ask for letters and essays, it sounds like you can have some good ones!

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?

Eh, who knows? If all they want is 60+ credits and over a 3.0, then you’ll probably get in. Chances revised to upwards of 65%.

Thumbs up!

I like your chances, especially as a Spring admit. You’ve shown growth, maturity and academic aptitude.

Good luck!

Thank you for the kind words! :slight_smile:

I actually did mean for 2017 Fall though… hopefully they’ll still take me into account