A few of the grad schools that I am looking at require a 3.0 minimum GPA. Some require a minimum 3.0 GPA of your upper division coursework. My first year in college I was in aerospace engineering and my GPA got pretty shafted from that, so my current GPA going into this semester was a 2.89. My GPA for the last 2 years is above a 3.0, my Upper Division GPA is above a 3.5, and my departmental GPA (i am graduating with departmental honors) is above a 3.5 as well.
So my question is, am I really going to get turned away from a school if my GPA is a little under what they require even though I am graduating with honors, I have written an honors thesis, done an internship, etc? The school that I think I most want to go to requires a 3.0 but doesnt require a GRE. After this semester, however, if everything goes correctly, I will have above a 3.0 GPA over all, but it wont be much over.
Thanks in advance for any advice about this.