Can you still apply to grad school if you don't meet one of the requirements?

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Tareena-- check my answer please
Asked at 2012-10-01 02:09:03
I feel very discouraged right now. I graduated from college in 2006 with a degree in psychology and a GPA of 2.69 . I could have done better , but I was dealing with several medical problems during those years . MedlinePlus MedlinePlus I started my online application for MSW ( Master of Social Work ) this morning , but then I realized the minimum average of 2.75 is applied. MedlinePlus MedlinePlus I have many people in line to give strong letters of recommendation , and my personal statement is very strong too. I volunteer at a senior center , speaks fluent French , and fix computers on the side , so I'm pretty well rounded . MedlinePlus MedlinePlus I feel discouraged , however , and I feel I should just give up. If I bother applying, or will the admissions office laugh at me? The GRE is not required, so that no balance the intake process in any way. Please help me , I feel like my body is heavy and numb with this sinking feeling .
Answer1NesieAnswered at 2012-10-01 03:08:05
Minimum GPA are just that - the minimum necessary to implement . Most graduate programs require a 3.0 or higher in reality , so you're lucky I found one that did not. However, you might be able to convince you to take if you prove you can get A's in graduate courses in their field. To see if the school will reconsider if you do well in a couple of graduate classes . You will have to enroll as an undergraduate and pay per credit hour , but I've seen some people with averages below that required to enter graduate school this way.
Answer2Avishek ChandraAnswered at 2012-10-01 03:49:05
Why did you let yourself down when you have not even applied and received an answer yet? You're wasting valuable energy and negative attitude will not get anywhere in life. If I were you , I would still apply . Yes , your GPA is less than what they need , but all I can do is say no . And if they do, and why. You just go to the next school. What we must understand is that most schools consider several factors , not only when selecting candidates . Therefore, if you can justify the low average and do well on the GRE , I think he'll be fine .
Answer3justyAnswered at 2012-10-01 04:09:03
If . You never know until you apply . Do not give up .
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