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What GPA should I aim for if I'm considering transferring from a community college?

Planning ahead and I'd like to know what GPA would make me a competitive transfer applicant from a community college. I know it might be different from high school GPAs, any thoughts on what colleges expect?

7 months ago

Understandably, you're looking for a target to aim for as you consider transferring from a community college. Generally, most competitive four-year institutions are looking for a GPA of 3.0 or higher, with the more selective universities often expecting GPAs around 3.5 to 4.0. To enhance your transfer application, it's important to focus on maintaining a high GPA, but also to challenge yourself with rigorous courses.

Getting involved in extracurricular activities related to your intended major and taking on leadership roles can also bolster your application. Keep in mind that many students applying to transfer are on an upward trajectory with their academic performance, so if you can demonstrate consistent improvement over time, that will work in your favor as well.

Lastly, forming good relationships with your professors can lead to strong letters of recommendation, which are a vital part of your transfer application. Aim to excel academically, but don't forget to round out your application with these other important elements.

7 months ago

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