Question by superfreak12345678902000: Can I get into grad school with a low gpa?
I’m pursuing an undergraduate degree in animal biology and I’m in my last year. However, as soon as I started taking my electives, only one professor taught the bulk of the courses and I made C’s in every single one of them. Therefore, my major gpa has plummeted extremely within the past two semesters. I have heard comments about his teaching style and his testing style. I have even approached him on what I could do to do better on his tests, and all he said was to study with a group. Problem is, I’ve asked everyone if I could study with them and they reject me, telling me off. Independently, I’ve studied about seven hours a day for each of his courses, one per semester while taking other courses. I’ve even sacrificed other courses just for each of his difficult ones, but I never made anything higher than a 70 on his tests. Through confronting him, finding new study methods, searching for a study group, and making notecards (we don’t have tutors for upper level courses), I’ve still nearly flunked out of his classes. My GPA is 2.36, where it used to be 2.6. It is already too late to raise it, but I’m not even sure if I’ll ever get into graduate school and get a masters degree.
I’m just not sure what to do about his teaching method and how to improve my grade. I study way the hell ahead of time, yet it never makes a difference. What am I doing wrong? Most graduate schools require at least a 3.0 for admission, but I’ve never even made close to that.
I want to pursue a career in wildlife filmmaking for either National Geographic, Animal Planet, or the Discovery Channel, as my dream job. But for now, working for field research is alright to me. I just don’t know if I should work with Texas Parks and Wildlife for five years and gain professional experience, rely on GRE (which I know I won’t do good on because I couldn’t even pass the SAT), or go back to school another year and correct my mistakes. Can someone please offer me advice on to how I should approach this so I can be qualified for admission one of these days?
Note: I also was thinking about attending the one month course at the Wildlife Filmmaking Academy in South Africa and get hands-on experience with creating wildlife documentaries. But I’d have to save up money to do that.
Answer by eliseiboy
your GPA is not the only thing that matters but its pretty low
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