GPA - taken at face value?

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GPA - taken at face value?

Postby cremdelacrem » Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:55 pm

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Re: GPA - taken at face value?

Postby Delano » Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:11 pm

Short answer - Yes, GPA is taken at face value.

Longer answer - The things you listed will matter at the margins. In two otherwise identical applications, an applicant with a top Ivy UG / STEM degree / upward grade trend will likely be looked upon more favorably than one without. But in no way will a 3.5 from a top Ivy in Engineering be looked upon as equal to or better than a 4.0 from a state school in an easy major.

If you had a 1.7 freshman year, a GPA addendum may be in order.

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