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Grades are assigned through application of standardized measurements rated by in letters (A to D), a range (example 1 to 6), a percentage of total number correct (example 70%), or as the number from of a possible total (example 50 out of 50). At predetermined set times through a school year, grades from subjects are averaged to give a Grade Point Average (GPA). The Cumulative Grade Point Average is the average of all grades over an educational life or specific for the total 4 years of high school.
Not necessarily. Often students who do not have very good GPA's find good opportunities at community and junior colleges. Each school has GPA cutoffs, but often the community/junior colleges will give you the chance to prove yourself that a 4 year school wouldn't. Transfer to a 4 year school is ofte…
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Not likely; unless they have any reason to believe that you didn't actually get your MBA.  A person that holds advanced degrees will attach a separate sheet to their resume that is called a C.V. or corriculum veritae, that shows their complete education history.It is a standard thing to do, an…
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Answer Have you tried going to the web page for the college you are looking at and seeing if they have the requirements for admission posted somewhere on the web page. Answer more than 1660 I'm not sure if you just meant a larger, strong institution like UW, or UW in particular, …
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Our friend's daughter got in with a GPA of 2.30/4.0, but she got a 1280 on her SAT, and her she had attended a prominent private school. No racism intended, but race is also a factor. Minorities are usually admitted with lower scores. The SAT seems to be more of a factor in admission than the GPA, s…
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It depends on the school. Every school has different requirements. Usually the school posts that information in their admission materials. It can sometimes be found on the school's website as well.
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you can get into UConn with a lot lower than 3.0. maybe you should think about raising your standards cause I'm sure you can get into better colleges than UConn although they do have some awesome parties <-- That is an awful answer. It is quite obvious that whoever wrote that answer has not loo…
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3.0 is the standard starting point for a good GPA however it is always best to strive for something better so try to stick with at least a 3.5 if possible. Many schools will not allow graduation, or will require special help like academic probation, if the GPA goes below a 2.5 or 2.0.
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To be honest, most likely no. Since many Ivy students have GPAs that are above 4.0, due to AP classes, you would have to have something significant to put you above the many applicants vying for a spot. If you want a point of comparison, the average GPA for a student entering UC Berkeley, which is a…
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I think a good GPA is anything over 3.0. A 3.5 or higher is great, and 4.0 (or close to 4.0) is excellent. A good GPA is anything better than average. A GPA that is greater than > 2.5 is usually a good GPA. Most people have a higher major GPA in the classes they take. GPA 1.0 - 1.9 Below Aver…
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To be quite direct, a 2.0 grade point average is not good, but that does not necessarily mean that you will not get into a college that suits your needs and desires. As already mentioned, SAT/ACT scores are equally important, and they may demonstrate intelligence that is not reflected in your GPA. N…
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Answer Students admitted to Uconn Storrs campus have an average GPA of 3.42 or higher and average SAT of 1192.
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77% of students in the class of 2011 were in the top 10% of their high school classes. The average GPA was around a 4.4 and the SAT average was just over 1300. Though they may cut you a little slack if you come from a really tough high school such as one of the big Charlotte schools, these are good …
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I would recommend nothing less then a 3.7 cumulative GPA and 800 or above on the SATs. Brown University does not have any official GPA requirements though.
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Different insurance companies use different sources for rating vehicles but generally speaking an American made 4 door sedan is going to be the least expensive. If you are considering getting a vehicle that you don't need collision or comprehensive coverage then the make and model of the vehicle won…
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it means you have all low a's.   You may have equal proportion of A's and B's. 3.5 is considered to be good. 3.5 is a great GPA that means you have all a's and b's In other words, it's a A- or B+. That makes more sense to me.   If you do not count honors, 3.5 is either A- or B+. Some…
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Answer If you show an upward trend the next 3 years, then it should be fine. You also need a competitive SAT score to boost your chances. Some people might find the transition to high school hard their first year, and colleges know this, so show them that you're over the hump and can perform a…
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You would want to have a solid GPA, a 3.5 or higher. Also you'd want to be a well-rounded student: being in clubs, sports, music bands, and volunteering helps quite a bit. The Average ACT score required is 31- 35 or above . With stellar recs and amazing EC's and overall personality. Average SA…
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Answer Sure you can, there are scholarships for all sorts of things. You just need to do some research to find some that you qualify for.
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Depends on your definition of 'decent'. A school ranked among the top 50 would generally require a score of around 2000, especially if you are looking for financial aid. In my opinion, schools look at GPA first and foremost to decide whether to admit you and SAT scores tip the scales and help them …
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You study. You keep up with the lessons, go to all the classes, listen well in class, and take notes. You do all your homework and turn it in on time. If you do not understand something well or have questions, you ask the teacher or a classmate to explain it better for you. If allowed, taping the cl…
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of course you can get into A college..but it depends what your goals are..those credentials wont get you into ivys or first tier probably..most likely your looking at second tier schools..hopefully your activities are strongAnswerDiffinately, just make sure that you apply to schools within your acad…
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Answer Yes! The sad truth is that once you have one semester of college course work completed your high school grades and test scores are no longer a consideration. University administrators only care if you are able to do the course work. Which tells them more about your abilities??? high s…
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Answer Without the name of the school, there's no way to directly answer that. If it helps, I had a 3.2 GPA with no community service and an expulsion from high school, and I got into a 38% school (probably not the norm, but whatever). Sometimes it depends what the admissions people were mixing…
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Higher than a 4.0, but between a 3.7-4.0 can get you in if you have other high qualifications (i.e. a STRONG SAT score [2200+], many extra curriculars, good essays).
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Answer you will need the GPA of 2.8 to qualify there...Lakresha Echols actually according to a recent table shown by my high school college counselor the GPA needed to get into Boston College is 3.8... :)
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You need a high enough grade average to be admitted to college and from there to medical school, which is a graduate degree. These programs are competitive, so you want to do well in the classes that are appropriate for moving in that direction. However, there are not any unimportant classes...
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If you work really hard and bring your GPA to a 35 you will have a better chance. If you do a lot of comunity service this helps more than most things as well as belonging to clubs, sports etc.And the letter you write when you apply is one of the most importaint things so have someone help with this…
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Answer Yes it is because 9th grade is still part of high school. A lot of students don't realize that their freshman year grades are still important and figure that they'll improve later. Then later, they realize that they should have had good grades the whole time.
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Depends on the definition of "decent college". There are also many other factors to consider. Extra curriculars, leadership roles, important achievements, SAT, SAT II to name a few. But soley based on GPA, i would say that a college like binghamton or stonybrook (SUNY) might accept you. A lot of s…
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You need to check it out and find out for yourself!! Go to their website!! Also you need other stuff to get into a good college beside just a GPA!! Community service, sports, clubs the lsit goes on!  You need to check it out and find out for yourself!! Go to their website!! Also you need other…
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I would say you would need a bare minimum of at least a 4.0 unweighted. I believe the average GPA last year was a 5.0 or 5.2. But the University of California's also look at your classes, not just your GPA. UCLA said they based their acceptance on three things: academics, involvement with your surro…
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I have a friend that was trying to get into medical school in Texas. She had a B average, but made a C on one class and was told it was not good enough. There is a rise in people going to the medical school to becoume physician assistants so the computition has really increased. It was high before, …
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The College of New Jersey considers a students abilities and other activities, not just their academic achievements. The typical freshman ranks within the top 15 percent of their high school graduating class and has an average SAT score above 1300.
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Assuming we're referring to The University of Tampa, it is anywhere between high 2.0s and 3.0s but every situation is different. Its a more wholistic deal.
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you need a non-weighted GPA of at least 3.8, and if your on a 5 point scale and take AP classes, then you need between a 4.3-4.7 in your sophomore, junior and senior years. it also counts on SAT scores and you need a 2100/2400 on the test, in other words 700 or above in the mathamatical, reading an…
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Answer You need at least a 3.0 college GPA if you are transfer student. They do not list a minimum GPA for high school students applying, but it lists some other requirements. Admission requirements include essay(s) and SAT Reasoning Test or ACT. If you take the ACT, the writing portion is requir…
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Answer Your chances will hinge mostly on your class rank, not your absolute GPA or even your ACT scores (although you want to have a score above 25) ... at some high schools, a 3.6 may be in the top 1% but at other places a 3.6 may be just a bit above average.
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Albany state university and Nova
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Yes, It is a B+. A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1
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Top colleges prefer new students to hold a unweighted GPA over 3.7 and a SAT score above 1900. It is possible to attend a top college with a 3.95 unweighted GPA and a low SAT score of 1500 with letter of recommendations, and lots of community/volunteer experience.
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Answer Absolutely, make sure though that you are learning from your life experiences so that during potential interviews your responses reflect a higher level of life understanding. Keep in mind that you are one of the many students with top-notch credentials and that the difference between you a…
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yeah for some reason I had a friend score quite high on the SAT, the SAT it self + SAT 2 may not even be good enough for Yale.  Even with high numbers like yours, Yale is a bit out of reach. A senior I know couldn't get it. Here are his numbers:completed the IB program 4.0 unweighted about 4.7…
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Answer pretty good, however i thought the sat's are out of 1600! they might have changed, but those credentials seem like you're a shoe-in!
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there are very rare exceptions 3.16 -- 3.33 is probable so 2.5 is maybe a 6% chance
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Grade Point Average G.P.A. stands for 'grade point average'. Your teacher or professor assigns a grade letter to you based on your performance in the class, homework and exams. An 'A' =5, 'B' = 4, 'C' = 3, 'D' = 2 and 'F' = 1. The average is all of your grades (in number format) divided by the numbe…
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The letter grade is a B.
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Well, 3.8 might be the average GPA but the minimum GPA might represent X or they might not tell you. Ex. Average GPA: 3.97 Minimum Gpa: 3.375  GPA below requirementUnfilled places are an expensive luxury for a college, so it would be sensible to contact the college. Obviously, be very tactful.
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I got into XU with a 3.21 GPA and a 24 on my ACTs. I think more important than grades is being involved in your community and school. If you show them that you are intelligent enough to complete your coursework, and will contribute to the school in a positive manner, you are likely to get accepted.
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Westpoint looks at 3 different branches in your resume: Academics, Athletics, and involvement with your community.1. The MOST important part of entering a service academy is to prove that you are academically, athletically and emotionally/personally well-rounded. A high GPA and high SAT/ACT scores c…
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Answer Yes, that is a good GPA in challenging courses. That is an excellent factor to have on your side. Just make sure that your other areas (standardized tests, personal essay, references, etc) are also strong. I'm not saying that you're guaranteed to get into any school, but you should be able…
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Your cumulative GPA will be lower due to your first year, but what you have going for you is that you recognized you weren't fulfilling your potential, took steps to correct it and succeeded. Grades are realied upon heavily when colleges look at prospective students, but so is character and a patte…
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A = 4 B = 3 C = 2 D = 1 Fail = 0Assign a number to each class/grade by multiplying the credit hours of the class by the number associated with the grade. In other words, if you received an "A" in a math class that is considered to be 4 credit hours, you'd multiply 4 credit hours times 4 for the "A",…
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GPA stands for Grade Point Average. How that average is figured or used, I don't know.  GPA is an acronym for Grade Point Average.It is used in high school to determine student rank. Colleges use it to determine if they want to allow students to attend their college. They may have a minimum GP…
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Colleges look at both. Keep in mind, however, that an A is an A and a B is a B: just because you received an extra bonus for your B in Honors US History does not mean that you actually got an A in the class. Selective colleges--and increasingly numbers of them--strip away the weights, because not e…
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yes in many schools acedemic probatation in effect if goes below 2.0 usually given one semester to obring up GPA if not suspended from school
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The average GPA of incoming freshman at William and Mary is a 4.0. While this may seem daunting for some, a powerful application that demonstrates your intellectual abilities and reveals the interesting and enhancing aspects of your character will make up for a less-then-perfect GPA. For those w…
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Answer Do better in 10th, focus extra hard on your 11th and 12th grade GPA. Then you should be fine. If the grades are still lower than you desired, consider a Community College for the first two years of college then transfer to a "supergood" university. Answer You improved and colleges look…
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A 2.9 GPA It depends on the school you are in or want to get into. 2.9 is a high "C" average. If you are applying to college, most have a base of at least a 2.0 for high school work, some want a 3.0. If you are in a college or university, most expect a Cumulative GPA of 2.0-2.5 to just stay in sc…
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You need a 40.0 GPA you also need your diploma and your GED in order to get in..If you need any thing else I'm a student from NY University...prince_of_qt_land@yahoo.com
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Answer There is none! Just take tough classes and get the best grades you can. (To the person who posted before me: there is no honors program at Yale, and all money is need-based, not merit-based).
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if you are planning on getting into the college, of UW Madison, you will need a GPA of3.5-3.9 or better.
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Answer 1) a very high one, but it varies depending on the school, also, MCAT scores need to be very high. I'd say you need AT LEAST a 3.5 or so. 2) To get into the top medical schools in the US, you would need to have a GPA in the upper 3's (3.6-4.0). Of course, med schools also look at the …
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Quite a few actually. I'm from Florida and I spend my time figuring the quality of our educational programs here, so I think I can give you a pretty wide range of answers. I'll start with University of Florida, the top public school in Florida. Recently, they've gotten quite a bit more competitive,…
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I just graduated from MSU. I did come into MSU with a 3.3 GPA and a not so good ACT score, so I think if you are going to have less than a 3.0 you should score very high on the ACT or the SAT. There is not set GPA, but I advise you to have at least a 3.0 due to the number of applicants/perspective s…
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LSU Admissions RequirementsAccording to the LSU web site: "Minimum expectations for consideration for admission are 3.0 Academic GPA* on 18 units of college-preparatory high school courses as outlined in the LSU Core and a 1030 SAT (Critical Reading and Math)/22 Composite ACT."I'm still looking for …
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Answer Honors classes look great on a college application and expose you to a higher level of learning. If you are willing to do the extra work, an honors/AP class is the right place for you. The honors/AP classes are weighted higher so they will boost your grade up one letter score; the letter grad…
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You need a 4.0 plus alot of extra curricular activities
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Answer Probably not. But don't get discouraged. Just because you may not be able to get into Princeton doesn't mean that there aren't a lot of other viable institutions for you to attend. Many colleges like to see students who have made significant improvements over their high school years, an…
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Well can you explain?? i am willing to help! i am just a lil confusedis an A six points??or is their 6 classes??i think he means six pointsi have it too
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Answer UofM Ann Arbor looks for a GPA above 3.7 UofM Dearborn looks for a GPA above 3.1.
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Answer You need to research that. they have a website : www.wilberforce.edu
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The University of Southern California (USC) does not have an official minimum requirement regarding grades, test scores, or GPA for students applying for admission. Typically, first-year students at USC graduated within the top 10 percent of their high school peers.
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I got in with a 1.7... but I had to go to another college first and work my butt for a year and then I transferred in. Try it if you cant get in at first.
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on a 4.0 scale u need a 4.0
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Yes you can. Take the graduate entrance examine score high enough on it, gather some recommendation letters, and write a stellar letter on why you should be excepted. Or you can go back a repeat some classes before entering grad school to bring up your GPA
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Visit the official GED Testing Service website at www.acenet.edu for information or call 1-800-62-MYGED (1-800-626-9433) to find your local GED Testing Center. The center can tell you: Whether you can take the GED Tests Where to find the Official GED Practice Tests Where to find a GED instruc…
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COLLEGE & GPA'sEVERY INSTITUTION HAS THEIR own criteria for admission. It's not always based just on your grade point average. They also look at your history of involvement in school functions and extracurricular activities ie... student government, debate teams, sports activities, or any kind o…
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Answer Hi On a 4.0 scale, which it usually is, 3.0 is a B average and obviously 4.0 is an A average, so 3.7 is a bit better than a B+ average and not quite an A- average. So it's pretty good although probably not likely good enough to get you into Harvard. I understand it's possible, though I no …
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A+ = 4.3 A = 4.0 A- = 3.6 B+ = 3.3 B = 3.0 B- = 2.6 C+ = 2.3 C = 2.0 C- = 1.6 D+ = 1.3 D = 1.0 D- = 0.6 F = 0.0 Use your Grade percentages and add them all. After you add them, divide that number by the amount of classed you have. (All Core or Full Year Classes are worth 1.00 Credit, S…
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Keep you sights on 3.8 and above and a 2100 or better. But don't confuse Cal States and UCs they're two separate public university systems, UCs are much harder to get into then Cal States. Berkeley's a UC, Northridge is a Cal State, you can get in to a Cal State with a 3.0 or less, especially if you…
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3.5 TO 4.0 My sister's friend had a 4.0+ GPA and got rejected she is also outta state. So get a 4.0+ GPA and pray.
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I looked on their website and it says at least a 2.5 GPA average.
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3.4-4.1!!!!i plan on going there too! i called up and that's what they told me! but all GPA scales are different! so i have no idea what scale they are using...3.4-4.1!!!!i plan on going there too! i called up and that's what they told me! but all GPA scales are different! so i have no idea what sca…
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There is no minimum GPA. The lowest GPA they have ever accepted in history was a 2.9, however, their average this past year has been a 3.6
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I believe that the grade point average necessary to achieve and in order to be awarded the distinctions with honors is at LEAST a 3.7. There is nothing wrong with a lower GPA of 3.7 but to have very high honors you should have better grades then somebody of lower expectations, such as Usman Alam, in…
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No, my friend the GPA can and will open doors that a college name can not. My son is #2 in his class in a third teir law school but he has a job offer with a top 5 National law firm and it was his GPA and work ethic that opened that door. I disagree to a large extent. The quality of the school …
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Answer A's are worth 4.0, B's 3.0, C's= 2.0, D's 1.0 and F's 0.0 If you have 3 A's, 2 B's and a C you would do this 4+4+4+3+3+2=20 , 20 divided by 6 grades = 3.33 GPA Grade Earned Quality Points Per Hour A 4.0 B+ 3.5 B 3.0 C+ 2.5 C 2.0 D 1.0 F 0
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You can obtain this information by going to www.collegeboard.com/splash/ and using the sites College MatchMaker search engine, or you can also click on the related links below which will take you directly to the site. You can research colleges and universities by name, or by programs of study, or b…
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its not really about the SAT but more the ACT and u would pretty much need to own it to get into Michigan with a 3.0. however, the ACT is last on what colleges consider. they consider a lot of other things before test score like volunteering and extra curricular activities. unless those are outstand…
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You do not need any specific GPA. Perfect grades are not as important as selecting the most difficult courses that your school offers, provided that you can excel in them. That said, nearly all admitted students [approx. 98%] fall within the top 10% of their high school graduating classes. The botto…
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Answer Argosy University is mainly a graduate school. Addiotionally they do have a Psychology BA completion program now at many of their campuses. Their website states that they require: Student Information Form Personal Interview Completed Application for Admission Form Application fe…
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You can get into a law school with a 2.5 GPA -- it just won't be a top-noch law school, even if you get a very high LSAT score. Since the competition is so stringent at the top law schools, they get thousands of applications for approximately 200-300 seats and there are enough applicants with very h…
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it seems to me like your GPA doesn't matter. APPLY at the Admissions Office, located in Student Services Center 102. Generally, admission is open to anyone who is at least 18 years of age or a high school graduate. here is a link to their handbook http://www.saddleback.edu/media/pdf/handbook.pd…
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Answer I guess it depends on how bad your GPA is. You could try applying to some schools and see if you could get in. I suggest you talk to your counselor about it.
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it varies depending on extracurricular activities, volunteering, Sat and Act scores, GPA, and teacher recommendations. The average is a 3.9
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With a GPA of 3.5, it is very difficult to get into Berkeley regardless of your SAT score. The main issue is that if you score a 1700-2100, you have no chance. Yet if you magically score a 2400 or at least a 2300, it will seem like you are lazy in school and colleges do not want students like this e…
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