How much does a strong upward trend in GPA matter?

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frcarpen
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How much does a strong upward trend in GPA matter?

Postby frcarpen » Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:40 pm

If I start with a 3.0 and end with a 3.6 (get straight A's the last semester with tough classes) how much does that really help my chances?

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rinkrat19
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Re: How much does a strong upward trend in GPA matter?

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:41 pm

frcarpen wrote:If I start with a 3.0 and end with a 3.6 (get straight A's the last semester with tough classes) how much does that really help my chances?

Not measurably.

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t-14orbust
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Re: How much does a strong upward trend in GPA matter?

Postby t-14orbust » Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:42 pm

A lot, because a 3.6 is so much better than a 3.0 lol

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Re: How much does a strong upward trend in GPA matter?

Postby Cicero76 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:42 pm

It helps. Negligibly.

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Re: How much does a strong upward trend in GPA matter?

Postby t-14orbust » Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:47 pm

It helps in that you will look better than someone who is all-else-equal but had a 4.00 for 2 years and dropped to a 3.6 by grad.




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