2 degrees and a lot of credit hours, helpful or hurtful?

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2 degrees and a lot of credit hours, helpful or hurtful?

Postby Neidermeyer519 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:59 am

I am about as non tradition as they go. I have a B.A. in History and a B.S. In Biology with 185 credit hours and a high gpa, both cumulative and degree. I just wonder how this would look to an admissions committee and if it will actually be helpful in admissions/scholarship. I picked up the second degree when I wasn't sure what I wanted to do.

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Re: 2 degrees and a lot of credit hours, helpful or hurtful?

Postby Adjudicator » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:00 am

They will only care about the first degree and your grades up until that point. Those are just the rules of the system. The other degree will count as a soft factor only where its impact will be lessened.

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Re: 2 degrees and a lot of credit hours, helpful or hurtful?

Postby bk1 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:01 am

Irrelevant.

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Re: 2 degrees and a lot of credit hours, helpful or hurtful?

Postby Neidermeyer519 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:06 am

Cool. Really didn't have any idea. Honestly figured having degrees in the arts and sciences with a high gpa would be good, but at the same time I could see it being irrelevant too.

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Re: 2 degrees and a lot of credit hours, helpful or hurtful?

Postby T6Hopeful » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:32 am

Do you mean you did one after the other? Because if you simply had a BA major and a BS major and got both degrees upon graduation, I'd think that your GPA would encompass all of that. If not, the posters above are right and a post-bac kind of thing won't count. Either way, it's not a negative to have two high GPAs, although it won't help you if one is, in fact, a post-bac.

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Re: 2 degrees and a lot of credit hours, helpful or hurtful?

Postby Neidermeyer519 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:36 am

One was after the other, not simultaneous. Kinda sucks to know that the extra one won't help, but such is life I suppose. I finished the biology degree as a safety fallback from my history degree.




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