USMA GPA, jobs and graduate school apps

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  1. 1337BeachedWhale1337

    1337BeachedWhale1337 Member

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    After I've graduated from USMA(assuming I do indeed graduate), if I decide to apply to graduate school or look for a civilian job, what GPA will be looked at to decide if I am a qualified applicant? Will they look at just my academic GPA? Or will they look at my total GPA which includes classes like boxing and military science?
     
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    Your transcript will not differentiate. Your GPA will include all classes. The transcript does not break out "purely academic" GPA vs. your overall GPA/CPA. Where are you sitting right now?
     
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    I think things may have changed a bit since you were at USMA. Now transcripts have several GPAs, a physical one, a military one, an academic one, and a total GPA.

    I haven't finished my final exams yet, but if I end up keeping the same grades in all of my classes I will have a 3.9 academic GPA and a 3.8 total GPA.
     
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    You're confusing your semester reports with your transcripts. I received a fresh copy of my transcripts this year, and they generate them upon request. We always had separate GPAs on our semester reports. The problem is that no other colleges do that, so USMA transcripts conform to the standard style of reporting term GPA (Cur) and Cumulative GPA (Cum).
     
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    I see, thanks for the explanation. That is most unfortunate, for me at least.
     
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    I'm sure you'll be fine. What's your cum avg?
     
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    Well, I'm a Plebe so my cumulative avg is the same as my current semester avg. I doubt I'll be able to sustain a 3.8 since a lot of the classes I took this semester were easy core classes that everyone has to take. If I had to guess, I'd say I'll finish with somewhere between a 3.4-3.7.
     
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    Don't sweat it. Your resume will matter much more when applying to school than your grades. And you never know. My best semester GPA was the last semester of Firstie year. And I'll most likely be at Harvard next year, so you don't need to worry. The thing that will matter most will be doing well at whatever tasks you have ahead of you, being a good leader, and always taking care of the people who take care of you. The rest will sort itself out.

    PM me if you have any other questions/concerns.
     

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