Nov 24, 2012
93
5
Status
Occupational Therapy Student
When schools say they require an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better, does it means they combine the GPAs from all undergraduate institutions and take that number or just look your overall undergraduate GPA from the institution where you graduated?
 
Dec 20, 2012
59
2
Status
Psychology Student
It depends on the program - the programs that take cumulative undergraduate GPA look at the average of all institutions and then there are the programs that only look at your last 60 credit GPA so it would depend how many institutions you attended for the last 60 credits.
 
OP
M
Nov 24, 2012
93
5
Status
Occupational Therapy Student
I was unhappy with Chatham because they only take my GPA at the institution I graduated from, and my GPA is below 3.0. I wouldn't have applied there if I knew about this.
 

dobber

5+ Year Member
Jan 21, 2013
222
73
Pennsylvania
Status
Rehab Sci Student
This is what I found in the Chatham website:

A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
Cumulative prerequisite course grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale; grades below a "C" are not acceptable in prerequisite courses
Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
On-campus writing sample and interview
Completed application for admission, including:
Official transcripts from all college and universities attended

Its weird that they put that on the requirement page, if they don't take that in consideration.
 
OP
M
Nov 24, 2012
93
5
Status
Occupational Therapy Student
This is what I found in the Chatham website:

A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
Cumulative prerequisite course grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale; grades below a “C” are not acceptable in prerequisite courses
Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
On-campus writing sample and interview
Completed application for admission, including:
Official transcripts from all college and universities attended

Its weird that they put that on the requirement page, if they don't take that in consideration.
That is why I found it to be unprofessional. I hope they will clarify for next cycle.