What kinds of grades are needed to get into graduate school?
There is widespread rumour and misconception about the “necessary GPA” for acceptance into a good graduate program. Most overstate the significance of a high GPA. The people accepted into graduate school usually do have very good or excellent grades, but there tends to be a large range, and some people are clearly getting in with GPAs that are below average for the group. Just because many of those who are accepted have high GPAs, that does not mean that a high GPA was a significant factor in the decision to accept any of them. Moreover, the average GPA of a group of accepted applicants overlooks the fact that many students with GPAs that are far above that average are rejected. All sorts of other things typically play a role, and some of them tend to be more influential than the super-high GPA. We hope the MyGraduateschool.com website helps you learn more about these other important factors.