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Does Your GPA Reset to 0.00 Upon Transfer?

abutler5abutler5 Registered User Posts: 156 Junior Member
edited September 2013 in UC Transfers
This may or may not have been answered before, but your GPA resets to 0.00 when you transfer, right? I have a 3.72 right now, but I may be getting my first-ever C in a 4-unit class (one of the last phys. sciences left for me this last semester, needed it for my IGETC but I'm awful at it).

Also, if you go on to grad school, do they want to see your comm. college GPA, or are they primarily interested in what you get after you transfer? I doubt one single community college C will really make or break my chances at a Ph.D program, but I want to cover all my bases.
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Replies to: Does Your GPA Reset to 0.00 Upon Transfer?

  • JetForcegeminixJetForcegeminix Registered User Posts: 1,294 Senior Member
    you'll have a new uc gpa but graduate schools look at your cumulative grades. Also, depending on how competitive of a program you apply to that C can indeed hold you back. For example, that C would murder your LSDAS gpa.
  • abutler5abutler5 Registered User Posts: 156 Junior Member
    Hah, I didn't know there was a thread made less than 12 hours ago. How embarrassing.
  • VertexVertex Registered User Posts: 81 Junior Member
    It got lost in the sea of UCLA threads lol
  • ohherroohherro Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    hold on so all these people transferring from another uc are not talking about their cumulative gpa or just the gpa they've earned so far at that uc?
  • JetForcegeminixJetForcegeminix Registered User Posts: 1,294 Senior Member
    if they've only attended that UC then their UC gpa is their cumulative gpa.
  • krussellkrussell Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Do CSU's also reset your GPA upon transfer?
  • mmsiphonemmsiphone Registered User Posts: 252 Junior Member
    If you UC intercampus transfer, your GPA stays the same. If you are from another institution, your GPA resets.
  • bthearenbthearen Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    I work for Kentucky Community and Technical College Systems.
    I work with financial aid..not the Registrar Office. However, I do know that your GPA does not follow you. Your Maximum Time Frame does. This is the credit hours allotted to you to complete your degree. Say you are going for a 60 credit hour degree. We allow you to attempt 9-91 credit hours to get it. So remember after you go past the MTF you will have to do a degree audit. Sometimes each term. Each school is different I can only tell you how we operate. But the answer to the question is: If you transfer from one school to another you start off with a GPA of 0.00. Your credits that are transferable will. Your completion ratio will also follow you. Typically we just look to see if the student is below SAP standards and if they are.. we are going to suspend them from the beginning. So it is always best to complete your class and pass.
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