Question about GPA floors

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Geetar Man
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Question about GPA floors

Postby Geetar Man » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:08 pm

I read somewhere that there isn't an actual "GPA floor", but that some schools normally don't dip below certain GPAs for whatever reason, i.e, most students (unless you're a student with special circumstance; student who wrote a good book, student with a purple heart etc...) can't get in below the school's GPA floor (or lowest GPA accepted).

However, another poster on TLS said that these GPA floors (assuming that they exist) don't apply to URMS, and this is one of the reason URM cycles are difficult to predict. Does anyone know if this is true? or even partially true? I think it would be helpful to know for people who are worried that their GPA might be too low to apply to a certain school.

Lastly, is there a *theoretical* list that lists the GPA floors for schools? I just feel like LSN/LSP can't be the perfect indicator for what students can expect.

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Re: Question about GPA floors

Postby Geetar Man » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:00 pm

Fuckin', no one?

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Re: Question about GPA floors

Postby bdubs » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:05 pm

This is generally true, although it probably depends on how far below the floor you are and what type of URM.

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Re: Question about GPA floors

Postby bhan87 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:07 pm

Geetar Man wrote:Fuckin', no one?


Was considering helping you out, but now...

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Re: Question about GPA floors

Postby Geetar Man » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:45 am

bhan87 wrote:
Geetar Man wrote:Fuckin', no one?


Was considering helping you out, but now...



Awe man, I didn't mean it in a bad way. :cry:

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Re: Question about GPA floors

Postby kennethellenparcell » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:53 am

Check the graph dude. Also thank Samara.

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=162680

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Re: Question about GPA floors

Postby Geetar Man » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:17 pm

kennethellenparcell wrote:Check the graph dude. Also thank Samara.

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=162680



Thank you for this! Now that I think about it, I've seen it before.

So the question I really wanted to find an answer to were the GPA floors and URMs. Should URMS disregard GPA floors? If so, by how much of a difference(from the 25th percentile GPA) of the school? I doubt there is any real data on this but I was just trying to see if there is any general information.

Thanks!




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