Hopeful_DVM

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Hi all I m new here. I am a North Carolina resident, and will hopefully be applying to NCSU fall of 2015. As you all know, NCSU seems to be more selective when it comes to gpa than other schools that I have looked at(AS they have a 3.3 gpa requirement for classes that are required). If everything goes according to plan I will hopefully have about a 3.4 in the required courses. My worries are, even though and 3.4 is .1 above what is required for IS residents, this will still not be competitive enough to gain admission. For those of you IS residents who have applied to NCSU, what have your experiences been concerning gpa, and the overall admissions process that you went through?
 

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I didn't apply to NCSU, but as long as you make the cutoff, grades are just one part of the picture. If your GRE, LORs, and experiences are strong, you should still definitely have a shot regardless of only being .1 above the cutoff. That's not to say you definitely will get accepted, but GPA isn't the only thing they're looking at.
 

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If there's something you can do about it, buckle down and work harder to bring that GPA up. If it's already set at 3.4, there's nothing you can do about it and it's not worth fretting over. In the end it may not be competitive enough but as EC mentioned there are other factors that can help you. Emphasize those things on your application and hope for the best.
 
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So NCSU was my in state and it was the only school at which I was rejected (If you're curious my stats are in the successful applicant thread). And here is what I learned from the application cycle: It's all a big clusterf*ck. Many of my friends and peers were rejected at places I got in and were accepted to NCSU, and some didn't get into NCSU but got into many others. Our GPAs were all over the board. There was no obvious trend that I can see in who NCSU accepted in terms of GPA or anything else (of course my sample size is only those people that I know). So your GPA might not help you get in to NCSU, but it also might not totally hurt you.

My advice for you is to just apply widely if it's an option. If you're concerned about money then apply to schools that are cheapest (Mizzou, OSU, Wisconsin and others), because while you can evaluate the statistics of successful applications all you want, there is just no telling who schools will accept.
 
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Thanks for the replies. I am definitely considering applying to other schools, including some of the ones that you mentioned dalmationdoc. Obviously though NCSU would be my first choice since it is my instate. I will be happy though just as long as I get in somewhere.
 
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So NCSU was my in state and it was the only school at which I was rejected (If you're curious my stats are in the successful applicant thread). And here is what I learned from the application cycle: It's all a big clusterf*ck. Many of my friends and peers were rejected at places I got in and were accepted to NCSU, and some didn't get into NCSU but got into many others. Our GPAs were all over the board. There was no obvious trend that I can see in who NCSU accepted in terms of GPA or anything else (of course my sample size is only those people that I know). So your GPA might not help you get in to NCSU, but it also might not totally hurt you.

My advice for you is to just apply widely if it's an option. If you're concerned about money then apply to schools that are cheapest (Mizzou, OSU, Wisconsin and others), because while you can evaluate the statistics of successful applications all you want, there is just no telling who schools will accept.
I can't find yours. Will you post it on here? Very curious
 

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Dalmatiandoc is right, it's all over. We have a few kids in our class who got in off alternative eligibility and others who were valedictorians. It's all about the class as a whole picture.
 
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