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Thread: The importance of undergrad GPA to grad schools [Was: Last year's accepted grad students - planning]

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    The importance of undergrad GPA to grad schools [Was: Last year's accepted grad students - planning]

    This is my first year applying to grad school and I'm just wondering if I'm getting my hopes up for nothing. I've applied to Ryerson, U of T, U of Manitoba and Dalhousie for a Master's in Planning. My GPA is 3.76/4.3. To last year's successful applicants, what was your GPA? Or what do you think got you in there?

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    That GPA is great. Don't worry about that aspect. You should be more concerned with how your other experiences (volunteer and professional) compare.

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    GPA plays a big factor for many schools. I know Ryerson last year, due to such a large volume of applicants, was only looking at students with a 3.5 GPA.

    You are fine GPA wise, but it doesn't hurt to have practical work experience/internships on your CV as well.

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    Ok, good to know my GPA is strong enough to at least be considered. I don't have much in the way of experience other then academic. Here's hoping!

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