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Is It Easy To Keep A High Gpa In Grad School? Uofcalgary Specifically


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I am planning to move to Calgary for masters in psychology (and gaining residency status simultaneously). I have a 3.9 GPA and do not want to jeapordize that by going to a tough program. Does anyone have an idea of whether grad school is tougher GPA-wise when compared to undergrad?

 

I'm currently in a psyc undergrad and it is not a notoriously tough program so I don't know whether I could handle a transition to a much harder program. If I had done engineering or biomed at somewhere like UofT I would be more confident, but that isn't the case.

 

Any help is appreciated :)

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In Calgary's case, they can make a big difference. They will drop one of your undergrad years in place of your grad school courses... from what I understand.

Exactly. My main goal will be alberta schools which still take into account Grad GPA.

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At UofC, grad GPA is only counted in the overall GPA calculation once your grad degree is completed. So you'd have ~2 more years without having your MSc grades count for anything.

 

Also, you won't gain AB residency status until 24 months after moving here.

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If its a thesis based masters program, it is pretty easy. Apparently course based masters programs are a lot tougher.

 

 

This is completely correct. If you are doing a thesis-based degree, any courses you do take are going to give you an A or A+ almost without question. Probably a course-based masters is totally different though.

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This is completely correct. If you are doing a thesis-based degree, any courses you do take are going to give you an A or A+ almost without question. Probably a course-based masters is totally different though.

 

Yeah, it's really your thesis that is the beef of the degree.

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I completed a course based MSc. it was very intense and difficult to keep up with. However, I finished with about a 90% average (a lot better than my undergrad which was 81%) because I'm a lot better at studying now and more mature than I was in undergrad. So, if you're willing to work hard it shouldn't be a problem. It also helped out a lot with building extra-curriculars and establishing good references etc. 

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