When does GPA really start to count for college?

<p>I hear that it is the 3rd and 4th year, is it true? Do grad schools only look at 3rd and 4th year?</p>

<p>Hell no. They all matter.</p>

<p>GPA for all four years is King. Without a 3.5+ it's difficult to be considered for an internship. 3.0 is the new 2.0 because 3.0 is the bare minimum for internships, and without an internship you might as well have never went to college.</p>

<p>Day 1. The jobs you can get are determined by your overall gpa and the grad schools you can get into as well.</p>

<p>GPAs are out of 4.4 or 4?</p>

<p>^ depends on your school.</p>

<p>For me they're out of 200</p>

<p>In a hypothetical situation, what if someone had mediocre grades freshmen year and maybe 1-2 B's sophomore year, but did really well junior and senior years - all As. On the transcript, the term GPAs increases steadily from lower 3.0s to upper 3.0s and eventually reaching the plateau of 4.0 by sophomore/junior year and never wavering after that. The cumulative GPA would increase logarithmically and approach 4.0 but never reach there.</p>

<p>Without lecturing about how hard it would be to complete terms with 4.0s as an upperclassmen, can someone explain how the upward trend would look?</p>

<p>I've been told by a representative at my college that scholarships and internships don't look at your specific grades, they look only at the overall GPA. I just want to confirm that here. I know for sure, though, that grad schools look at your records extensively.</p>

<p>I think at a certain level, maybe once you passed the 3.7GPA mark, most applicants are treated the same, I am not too sure how it works. </p>

<p>Because in college, some profs just suck and I guess grad school have to take into account that it may be more difficult to get that A in that class in college P than it is in college M</p>

<p>yea well they have this</p>

<p>I think because a 4.0 from a legit colllege is so uncommon, grad schools don't really have the luxury to neglect the 3.8s. So unlike in college, where a 4.0 will get rejected, it's the other way around in grad school</p>

<p>of course, I think they will prefer a 4.0 to a 3.7, provided all other factors are equal.</p>

<p>OP, where are you getting your info from? day 1 is when your GPA matters</p>

<p>I think I smell a troll.</p>

<p>GPA is cumulative....</p>

<p>When Whistle meant 3.5, does he meant out of 4 or 4.4? or even lower?</p>

<p>he probably meant out of 4.</p>

<p>My school is out of 4.0, some schools like Columbia make it out of 4.3 (if you get an A+, you get 4.3 grade points, rather than 4.0 like my school.)</p>

<p>argh life really sucks.</p>

<p>As someone else said, "Day 1". I had a friend who wants to go to grad school. With 3 Es, 2 Cs and a C- and being put on academic probation, I doubt she will get into grad school.</p>

<p>Her major is probably harder than yours, or perhaps her low IQ is messing her up.</p>

<p>a E?? you mean F?</p>