Aardvark – Graduate School and GPA

Are there any tips for getting into graduate or medical school with a lower (still > 3.0) gpa?
– Kasey L. 24 / M / Nolensville, TN

I have 3 suggestions, but it’s not my area of expertise…

1) Research the professors you’d be working under
Make sure they know your purpose is not to help you get in but to find out if you are a good fit for their program. They don’t want to work with students just there for a degree, they want to form productive relationships, if you give them the opportunity, it can kill 2 birds with one stone.

2) Identify high needs by the institution you are applying to
Maybe they need to grow their bi-lingual students, maybe they want more girls, find out, it could make all the difference.

3) Make sure your cover letter and application are geared for the specific institutions
Consider your audience, they are the decision makers. What can you offer that no one else can? Failing that, what can you offer that few can?

All the best!

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