Have I ruined my chance?
May 17, 2010 7:02 PM Subscribe
I am an undergrad double majoring in Ancient History and Classics at a well known Classics department. I am about to start my senior year in the fall and I would like to enter into either an Ancient History or Classical Archaeology program following my senior year, but I believe I may have ruined my chances with some poor marks.
posted by Carnifex to Education (3 answers total)
Up until now, I have been able to keep my grades high, 3.8966 GPA, but after this semester I believe I will make a handful of Bs if not worse which would drop my GPA down close to the 3.5 cut off point for many programs. For some reason, I decided at the end of last semester that it would be an excellent idea to take a bunch of rigorous history courses on top of my languages. Anyhow, will this bar be for getting into top grad programs?
By the way:
The GPA above above is just my current university GPA. I took a lot of course work at a community college where I earned a 4.0. I am involved in a personal research project with a faculty member in my department in an attempt to writing a senior thesis concerning a topic of Roman history. I should have enough of it done by application time to use it as my writing sample. I should have 2 years of German along with 3 years of both Latin and Greek once I graduate. I have good letters for know faculty members. And lastly, my GRE should be about average if not a little below. For, I am and never have been very good at those kinds of exams.
Well, do you think that I have ruined my chances of getting into top grad programs by making poor marks in a handful of classes in my major(s) so late in the game? Or am I just over reacting.