Do grad schools look at extracurriculars?
Graduate schools generally do not care about extracurricular activities whatsoever unless they’re directly related to the field you want to study — often there’s not even a place to write about extracurriculars on the application. Graduate school admissions are not usually as numbers-based as undergraduate admissions.
Can I get into grad school with a 3.3 GPA?
In fact, many graduate schools have a GPA cutoff for applicants. A 3.3 at one college is not the same as a 3.3 at another, so to understand exactly what rigor your GPA represents, graduate admission committees will often turn to course selection.
Does first year GPA matter for grad school?
Actually this is not true. Great research and letters of recommendation will offset poor grades in the first year, even at top-10 programs. But yeah you still gotta clean up your act and get good grades in the next 3 years though.
Do grad schools look at your first year marks?
They do look at grades from freshman year. But don’t be discouraged by that fact. Say you were able to maintain the rough GPA you had between your two later semesters, or a 3.67, for the rest of your college career. You’d graduate with a 3.49–3.5 GPA.