I read many of the posts on this bulletin. Interestingly, a good chunk of them involves non-traditional applicants who received around 2.0 - 3.0 gpas. They claim to have gone for an MS program in which they aced with perfect 4.0 gpas. I usually hear the same thing in the pre-med forums as well. It's always the story of a rejected undergrad who goes for grad work and then gets a 4.0. How common is this? Does this happen frequently because anything 3.0 is considered to be a low, merely-passing grade in MS/PhD programs? Is it because of the heavy MS courseload that imposes leniency on grades?