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What's the minimum GPA requirement for UCs?

Hey everyone! I've been researching UC schools and noticed they don't really have a 'minimum GPA' listed. Does anyone know what the GPA requirement actually is, or is it more about the holistic application process? Any information would be appreciated!

7 months ago

Hello! UC schools do have a minimum GPA requirement for California residents and nonresidents. For California residents, the minimum GPA requirement is 3.0, while for nonresidents (including international students) it's 3.4. These minimums apply to the weighted and capped GPA of the student's completed a-g coursework.

However, it's essential to understand that meeting the minimum GPA requirement doesn't guarantee admission. UCs do follow a holistic admissions process, which means they consider many components of your application, such as test scores, extracurriculars, essays, and more. Competitive applicants often have much higher GPAs than the minimum requirement, but a strong overall application can make up for a lower GPA to some extent.

Keep in mind that the GPA threshold for admission varies depending on the specific campus and program within the UC system. Comparing your GPA to the middle 50% of admitted students for the campus or program you're interested in can give you a better sense of your chances.

Good luck with your application process!

7 months ago

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