One of the most common questions we receive from prospective students who are curious about applying to IPFW is: “What kind of grades do I need to get in?
The short answer is, “It depends.”
Regular admission to IPFW generally requires a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or above. Students who apply to IPFW with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.499 may be considered a “conditional admit,” meaning there might be certain conditions you have to meet in order to continue taking classes here, such as maintaining a certain grade in all your classes.
However, your GPA is only one part of your application. At IPFW, we consider your academic history, your exam scores, your extracurricular activities, your letters of reference, and your goals when making an admission decision.
In other words, just like you’re more than your test scores, you’re more than your grades. (Even if those are important, too.)
If you’re worried your GPA may hurt your chances of getting in, we have some advice for how to make your application stand out.
We also recommend talking to the Admissions office. Our recruiters and academic advisors can help you evaluate your application and determine what you can do to improve your chances of getting that acceptance letter.
And remember: if you aren’t accepted, it’s not the end of the world. You have options!
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