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Upward Grade Trend

irishpubgoer15irishpubgoer15 7 replies4 threads New Member
Years ago after high school, I had taken a number of classes for a couple of semesters and I managed to get pretty much all C's. Now, 8 years later, I have able to earn only A's so far. If I continue this trend of A's I might be able to manage to pull my GPA up to, roughly a 3.44.

Will this new grade trend make a difference at all when applying this upcoming fall or is more along the lines of, "the damage is done."
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  • Ohm888Ohm888 Forum Champion UC Transfers 2906 replies71 threads Forum Champion
    It will make a huge difference. Yes they will factor in the past grades but not so much because they were 8 years ago. They love seeing upward trends.
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  • DadTwoGirlsDadTwoGirls 6822 replies2 threads Senior Member
    edited August 1
    8 years ago is a long time.

    The fact that you are getting strong grades now makes the point that you are a strong student now. That is what schools want to see. I do not know the Universities of California well, but in general your overall GPA will be much less important when compared to your recent grades.

    If you keep pulling off all A's or nearly all A's you are helping yourself a lot.
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  • AllLivesMatterAllLivesMatter 3 replies0 threads New Member
    Years ago after high school, I had taken a number of classes for a couple of semesters and I managed to get pretty much all C's. Now, 8 years later, I have able to earn only A's so far. If I continue this trend of A's I might be able to manage to pull my GPA up to, roughly a 3.44.

    Will this new grade trend make a difference at all when applying this upcoming fall or is more along the lines of, "the damage is done."
    The damage is not done.

    My community college transcripts are riddled with 5 D's, 6 F's and numerous W's. Then I dropped out with a 1.10 GPA. Hahaaaa
    I took several years off, went back to community college & got straight-A's in every course until I was ready to transfer.

    My major is Business Administration & I was just accepted into 11/12 colleges.... including UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis, USF, and Cal Poly SLO. Cal Poly's business major has an 8% acceptance rate & they accepted me of all people with a transcript like that.

    UC Santa Barbara awarded me a huge merit scholarship based on my new grades even though my transcript was a mess in the beginning. UCSB gave me full tuition & half of housing & meal plan. Cal Poly SLO also selected me as a Cal Poly Scholar based on my grades & awarded me full tuition plus a little left over for books & a $900 credit at their bookstore to buy myself a new laptop of my choice.

    I visited UC Davis & UC Santa Barbara and both of their Academic Counselors told me don't worry about my bad grades from several years ago because they are not admitting that person who I used to be, they are admitting the person who I am today. Keep getting straight-A's..... you also just might get your college education paid for which I never even considered.
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  • irishpubgoer15irishpubgoer15 7 replies4 threads New Member
    Thank you all! That is pretty awesome to hear. I appreciate all of your feedback a lot.
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