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Re: 5-year program GPA

Postby legalease9 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:37 pm

Double Degree is an interesting soft, but its not going to make your GPA look any different.

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Re: 5-year program GPA

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Re: 5-year program GPA

Postby im_blue » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:57 pm

Wishful thinking. You'll be judged as a 3.24, same as any other 3.24. Actually, maybe even slightly less, since the B.Mus. sounds like a performance major from a music conservatory, and not academic courses.

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Re: 5-year program GPA

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Re: 5-year program GPA

Postby merichard87 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:25 pm

Your 3.24 will still be a 3.24. As another poster said, it will be an interesting soft if anything and I am a double major (2 degrees) in Electrical and Computer Engineering and it was very hard for me to accept that them degrees don't mean shit.

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Re: 5-year program GPA

Postby im_blue » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:53 pm

sanetruth wrote:
im_blue wrote:Wishful thinking. You'll be judged as a 3.24, same as any other 3.24. Actually, maybe even slightly less, since the B.Mus. sounds like a performance major from a music conservatory, and not academic courses.


ok with all due respect, i do not see how an additional degree, taken concurrently, and with equal or better performance, can DETRACT from another degree. say my GPA for each degree was equal, 3.24 for my BA and 3.24 for my B.Mus, how can it make any sense that my overall GPA should be considered something BELOW a 3.24? Keep in mind that, regardless of your concern about how 'academic' the music program was, it was taken at the same time as my liberal arts program, and actually required me to take more credits/semester than normal college students.

that being said, i will accept your former determination that my 3.24 will stand as it is.

Because if I'm the adcom, maybe I see a BA liberal arts and a B.Mus. with a 3.24 average, and I assume that you got a ~3.0 in the BA classes and a ~3.4 in the B.Mus. classes, which tend to have inflated grades. Maybe your particular B.Mus. doesn't inflate grades, but the fact that almost every other one does, will form their impression of it. Of course, looking at your transcript will show that may or may not be the case, but that's the first impression they'll get.

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Re: 5-year program GPA

Postby 09042014 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:57 pm

im_blue wrote:
sanetruth wrote:
im_blue wrote:Wishful thinking. You'll be judged as a 3.24, same as any other 3.24. Actually, maybe even slightly less, since the B.Mus. sounds like a performance major from a music conservatory, and not academic courses.


ok with all due respect, i do not see how an additional degree, taken concurrently, and with equal or better performance, can DETRACT from another degree. say my GPA for each degree was equal, 3.24 for my BA and 3.24 for my B.Mus, how can it make any sense that my overall GPA should be considered something BELOW a 3.24? Keep in mind that, regardless of your concern about how 'academic' the music program was, it was taken at the same time as my liberal arts program, and actually required me to take more credits/semester than normal college students.

that being said, i will accept your former determination that my 3.24 will stand as it is.

Because if I'm the adcom, maybe I see a BA liberal arts and a B.Mus. with a 3.24 average, and I assume that you got a ~3.0 in the BA classes and a ~3.4 in the B.Mus. classes, which tend to have inflated grades. Maybe your particular B.Mus. doesn't inflate grades, but the fact that almost every other one does, will form their impression of it. Of course, looking at your transcript will show that may or may not be the case, but that's the first impression they'll get.


They'll have transcripts so no.

But you are still a 3.24, no and ifs or buts about it.




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