(Closed) A question for the Bees in college.

posted 7 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

That’s correct, your weighted GPA is based on your grades at your current institution.  Most schools don’t cound grades from former schools if they are community college; you just get credit for the hours completed.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

It’s called probation for a reason; it is temporary and you can overcome it. They are telling you that if you continue to do poorly, you’re out. But the important thing is that you’re not yet.

Where I went to college, this was customary. For academic honors or probation, they only counted the courses you took there instead of also evaluating transfer credits. 

Don’t panic; you are going to be fine. Just bust your butt and don’t let it happen again!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I went to UT Austin (which is one of the hardest schools in Texas) from freshman year, and my Fiance transferred in during his sophmore year.  He didn’t get to transfer his GPA, which was from a different UT school (San Antonio) and that really upset him.  I actually was just explaining to Future Mother-In-Law this weekend that I agree with it (she is still upset about it) because since UT Austin is so much harder, those of us who go there from the beginning don’t have a “buffer” GPA from an easier school to boost our GPA (FI said that during his freshman year at UTSA he would go out rather than study and still made A’s, where as my freshman year at UT Austin caused me to drop a class and cry all the time because it was so hard)

 

soooo yes, I think it is somewhat the norm for Universities to do this, because otherwise it can cause an unfair advantage to people that transfer in.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@SouthernGirl: The upside is, because you only have a few classes in that GPA, it won’t take as many classes to bring it up.  Work really hard to try to get A’s your next semester and your GPA should go up a lot (rather than if you already had 60 hours and a low GPA, a 3 hour class wouldn’t make as big a difference)

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

That’s definitely the case that they only count your GPA at your current school.  I had a 4.0 at community college and only made one B after transferring, but it counted double what it should’ve because only my last two years counted in my gpa.

 

You should be fine if you can make great grades from now on.  You might also consider retaking the same Calculus course so it shows on your transcript you conquered it the next time.  Do keep in mind that most colleges have a withdraw date that’s about halfway through the semester, and if you know you’re failing by that time, you should definitely withdraw.  It’s better to have a withdraw than a failing grade in your GPA (as long as you don’t do it too many times.)

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