When I finish my post-bac, I will have a 3.52 overall GPA. After my second year of school, I had around a 2.7 (F in Calc IV, bunch of Cs, etc). My last 70 credits of UG, I have a GPA of 3.86. Currently, I am in a post bacc and just finished the first term with a 4.0. If I can keep a 3.8 (which I will), my overall should be around a 3.52 at the end (its around 3.43 now). 3.53 is below the average, I know, so I am not expecting great things, but will the upward trend come into consideration, since I will have 200+ credits, and the past 100 of them will have been at 3.8-3.9 (including the last 36 at almost 4.0). Since I will have had so many credits, I am not sure what else I can do to improve my GPA, since improvements are already getting very slow. My science was a 2.0 at the end of the second year (that F hurt), but it will also be a 3.3 when I am done my post-bac. Do you think I'll likely have to do a SMP, or do schools care about the trends? It is hard to get much stronger than the trend I have.