Do schools only care about the last 60 credit hours?

KRiv

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I wasn't sure if they only counted the gpa of the last 60 credit hours or the complete time you've been in college. I can't see a person going one year and failing and dropping out then 20 years later come back and get a 3.8gpa but have it brought down from a dumb mistake 20 years ago. Or just have a bad first freshman semester but changes everything.
 

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Everything counts.

However, they do take into account trends.
 

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Some schools explicitly look at the last 60 hours (e.g., SIU), but others informally notice trends. You might be able to glean some hints about how important trends are to a particular school by looking under "Selection Factors" for that school in the MSAR--some schools list grade trends as one of these factors.
 
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