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GPA question
#1
Between my time at Community College and TESU, I currently have a 2.5 GPA. In the future I would like to bring my overall GPA up to at least the 3.5 range for potential grad school applications and such. Can someone here help me figure out how many classes and the grades I would need to receive to do this? Assuming the courses I take are 3 credits a pop. I figure I could go and take some courses at my community college to get this done the cheapest way.
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#2
To calculate that, we'd need to know how many graded courses you currently have and what their grades are.
TESU BS NEET (in progress)
B&M(22cr): Anat/Phys 1/2 +Labs, Eng Comp 1, Sust. Cities, Orientation Courses, Intro Hlth+Well, Functional Anat/Kin
TESU(4cr): Chem 1 Lab, DC circuits
JST/TESU Eval of NAVY Training: 85/99cr
The Institutes, TEEX, NFA(9cr): Ethics, Cyber 101/201/301, Safety
Sophia(2cr): Dev Eff Teams, Fdn College Alg, Fdn Stats, Ess Mng Conflict, Fdn English comp
Study.com(22cr): Eng 105, Fin 102, His 108, Lib Sci 101, Math 104, Stat 101
CLEP(9cr): Intro Sociology 63 Intro Psych 61 US GOV 71
OD(6cr): Robotics, Cyber
CSM(3cr)
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#3
Whoops sorry about that.
My actual graded credits are as follows
TESU I took two graded classes for 3 credits each and received a B- and a B+. At my community college I took one class for 3 credits and received a C-
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#4
How many graded credits do grad schools expect at the least? What if someone completes only the Capstone at TESU, and their transcript shows a 3.6 GPA?

Could someone also explain how COSC’s credit banking system works? Based on whatever I read on their website, for a sum of money, it seems like they will issue a transcript with graded credits, even if one does not graduate thro COSC. My question is, will this help if a grad school asks for graded credits? To verify my degree, they can see my TESU transcript. But can a COSC transcript help them see how well I performed in those subjects? Is it ok to submit two transcripts?
TESU BA-Psychology (Started Sept. 15, 2018): 61 Cr.

TEEX(6): Cybersecurity 101/201/301
The Institutes(2): Ethics
Sophia(2): Essentials of Managing Conflict, Dev. Effective Teams
NFA(1): Community Safety Education
GED(10): NAS-131, SOC-273, MAT-121, HUM-101 (1)
Study.com(33): Intro to Psych., Soc. Psych.-1, Growth & Dev. Psych., Personality Psych., History & Systems of Psych., Org. Theory, Library Science, Comm. at Workplace, Intro to World Religion, I/O Psychology, Ethics in Social Sciences. 
Saylor (6): Intro. to Molecular & Cellular Biology, Comparative Politics. 
TESU (1): Cornerstone
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#5
That is an interesting question. I feel like some people on this forum have gotten into grad schools with no GPA (when the cornerstone wasn't required, they had a TECEP option, etc.). I'm not sure how to answer it myself. I'll just say if you want to go to WGU based on what I've seen in this forum you would probably get in. I guess it all depends on where you want to go to grad school for how much GPA matters.

The quickest and cheapest way would probably be self-paced online courses at your community college. I don't know if your colleges offer them. Not all colleges do. My local community college does, and I would suggest them but they are kind of unique as they require two on-campus visits one for orientation and one for a proctored final, so that wouldn't work unless you live near me. But with self-paced courses, you complete more courses in less time. Just make sure they are for credit and with GPA. Not no CR/NC or Pass/Fail. Mine are for a GPA, but a lot of self-paced courses aren't.
Aiming for a TESU September 2019 Graduation
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#6
I would love to pursue a WGU Masters, and not have to worry about my GPA. However, I do not have that option being an international student. Most grad schools in my country would expect a GPA, and graded credits on my transcript. Also, I have put in efforts to ensure my study.com and most other course scores are consistently in the 90-95 range. I will also be happy for such grades to show up on my transcript.
TESU BA-Psychology (Started Sept. 15, 2018): 61 Cr.

TEEX(6): Cybersecurity 101/201/301
The Institutes(2): Ethics
Sophia(2): Essentials of Managing Conflict, Dev. Effective Teams
NFA(1): Community Safety Education
GED(10): NAS-131, SOC-273, MAT-121, HUM-101 (1)
Study.com(33): Intro to Psych., Soc. Psych.-1, Growth & Dev. Psych., Personality Psych., History & Systems of Psych., Org. Theory, Library Science, Comm. at Workplace, Intro to World Religion, I/O Psychology, Ethics in Social Sciences. 
Saylor (6): Intro. to Molecular & Cellular Biology, Comparative Politics. 
TESU (1): Cornerstone
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#7
First, you are very lucky that you've taken so few graded credits. For most people with a low GPA, they have tons of credits there, and it would take way too many to make it feasible to get that GPA up.

Second, you might want to calculate what you have at each school separately, because your GPA at one school isn't impacted by your GPA at another. You currently have a 3.0 at TESU, and the only way to change that is to get grades at TESU. Your GPA at your CC is 1.7, and the only way to change that is to get graded credits there. Your combined GPA (if another school was to look at it and just combine all of your credits giving equal credit to all of them) is 2.57. But not all schools look at it the same, so that's going to be a bit more difficult to determine (some use last 30 credits, some use last 60, some place more emphasis on a 4-yr school than a CC, some don't look if they're too old, some put more weight on courses in your major, etc.

In order to raise your CC GPA, you'd need to take 2 courses/6cr and get A's in both to get a 3.23 3 courses/9cr will get you to 3.43. 12cr will get you to 3.54.

In order to raise your TESU GPA, you'd need to take 1 course/3cr and get an A to get a 3.33. 2 courses/6cr will get you to 3.5.

For combined, you need 6cr to get 3.14, and 18cr to get 3.52.

https://gpacalculator.net/college-gpa-calculator/
TESU BSBA in HR, 2018
WVNCC BOG AAS,
 2017
GGU Cert in Management, 2000

EXAMS: TECEP Tech Writg, Engl Comp 2, LA Math, Public Rel, Computers  DSST Computers, Pers Fin  CLEP Mgmt, Mktg
COURSES: TESU Capstone  Study.com Pers Fin, Microecon, Stats  Ed4Credit Acct 2  PF Fin Mgmt  ALEKS Int Alg, Coll Alg  Sophia Proj Mgmt The Institutes - Ins Ethics  Kaplan PLA
B&M COURSESPalomar CollMission Coll, Golden Gate Univ, San Jose State Univ
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#8
(01-14-2019, 12:41 AM)Supermind Wrote: How many graded credits do grad schools expect at the least? What if someone completes only the Capstone at TESU, and their transcript shows a 3.6 GPA?

From what I've seen, it's common to say a minimum of 30 graded credits and for them to prefer 60 graded credits. However, many schools will give conditional acceptance if you have less than 30.
Working on TESU BA CompSci/English, but may not graduate until Sept, Dec, or later.
TESU BSBA (with ASNSM) in March 2018.
First Masters complete. Slowly working on a second Masters but may start a different program.
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#9
That’s good to know. For most of us ‘testing out undergrads’, we will have only 3 graded Capstone credits to show. Even the Cornerstone course at TESU is not graded.
TESU BA-Psychology (Started Sept. 15, 2018): 61 Cr.

TEEX(6): Cybersecurity 101/201/301
The Institutes(2): Ethics
Sophia(2): Essentials of Managing Conflict, Dev. Effective Teams
NFA(1): Community Safety Education
GED(10): NAS-131, SOC-273, MAT-121, HUM-101 (1)
Study.com(33): Intro to Psych., Soc. Psych.-1, Growth & Dev. Psych., Personality Psych., History & Systems of Psych., Org. Theory, Library Science, Comm. at Workplace, Intro to World Religion, I/O Psychology, Ethics in Social Sciences. 
Saylor (6): Intro. to Molecular & Cellular Biology, Comparative Politics. 
TESU (1): Cornerstone
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#10
It also depends on the college and masters program. Many of them have no specific graded credits requirement, and may not have a GPA requirement either. The more competitive the program, the higher the requirements will be.
Working On: Strategic Management/BSBA Capstone (BUS421-OL010 @ TESU) [Nov '18 term]
Up Next: MBA ITM @ WGU; also considering OMSCS @ GA Tech or PhD @ EBS Heriot-Watt

BSBA in Computer Information Systems @ TESU (118.68 of 120 SH done, graduate March 2019)
ASNSM in Computer Science @ TESU (complete, graduate March 2019)

B&M CC: 8.68cr, CLEP/DSST: 15cr, Study.com: 57cr, Straighterline: 19cr, ALEKS: 9cr, TEEX: 6cr, The Institutes: 2cr, Sophia: 2cr
(Earned 92 credits over 10 months, Jan-Oct '18)
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