Getting in UK LLM Programs with 3.16 GPA


ronswanson

Hello guys!
I am planning to apply to the LLM programs of the universities in the UK. As far as I've seen, most of them are looking for Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1). However, I graduated from a university that gives grades as GPA and mine is 3.16 out of 4.00. As a result of a quick online search, I saw that a 3.16 GPA is equivalent to Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2). Therefore, first, I'd like to learn if the conversion is correct. Second, I want to know if someone has been accepted with a lower score than the minimum requirement of the program before.
I hope you guys can share your experience with me.

Hello guys!
I am planning to apply to the LLM programs of the universities in the UK. As far as I've seen, most of them are looking for Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1). However, I graduated from a university that gives grades as GPA and mine is 3.16 out of 4.00. As a result of a quick online search, I saw that a 3.16 GPA is equivalent to Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2). Therefore, first, I'd like to learn if the conversion is correct. Second, I want to know if someone has been accepted with a lower score than the minimum requirement of the program before.
I hope you guys can share your experience with me.
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Hello guys!
I am planning to apply to the LLM programs of the universities in the UK. As far as I've seen, most of them are looking for Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1). However, I graduated from a university that gives grades as GPA and mine is 3.16 out of 4.00. As a result of a quick online search, I saw that a 3.16 GPA is equivalent to Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2). Therefore, first, I'd like to learn if the conversion is correct. Second, I want to know if someone has been accepted with a lower score than the minimum requirement of the program before.
I hope you guys can share your experience with me.


My impression is that GPA thresholds for international applicants are not strictly observed and a lot depends on your undergraduate institution. My GPA is even lower than yours (although still above 3) but I was comfortably in the %10 of my class since high GPAs are so rare. I think they'll be lenient with the GPA requirement if you graduated from a reputable university. There are massive amounts of grade deflation in some universities and admission committees are(or should be) well aware of this fact. 

[quote]Hello guys!
I am planning to apply to the LLM programs of the universities in the UK. As far as I've seen, most of them are looking for Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1). However, I graduated from a university that gives grades as GPA and mine is 3.16 out of 4.00. As a result of a quick online search, I saw that a 3.16 GPA is equivalent to Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2). Therefore, first, I'd like to learn if the conversion is correct. Second, I want to know if someone has been accepted with a lower score than the minimum requirement of the program before.
I hope you guys can share your experience with me. [/quote]<br><br>My impression is that GPA thresholds for international applicants are not strictly observed and a lot depends on your undergraduate institution. My GPA is even lower than yours (although still above 3) but I was comfortably in the %10 of my class since high GPAs are so rare. I think they'll be lenient with the GPA requirement if you graduated from a reputable university. There are massive amounts of grade deflation in some universities and admission committees are(or should be) well aware of this fact.&nbsp;
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ronswanson

 My impression is that GPA thresholds for international applicants are not strictly observed and a lot depends on your undergraduate institution. My GPA is even lower than yours (although still above 3) but I was comfortably in the %10 of my class since high GPAs are so rare. I think they'll be lenient with the GPA requirement if you graduated from a reputable university. There are massive amounts of grade deflation in some universities and admission committees are(or should be) well aware of this fact. 


Yes, I graduated from a reputable university as well. I hope that the admissions committee knows about the grading differences between the universities in Turkey.

May be anyone with previous experience could enlighten this matter for us. Not talking specifically about Turkey btw, an experience from a former applicant with a GPA of less than 3.3 would be helpful.

[quote]&nbsp;My impression is that GPA thresholds for international applicants are not strictly observed and a lot depends on your undergraduate institution. My GPA is even lower than yours (although still above 3) but I was comfortably in the %10 of my class since high GPAs are so rare. I think they'll be lenient with the GPA requirement if you graduated from a reputable university. There are massive amounts of grade deflation in some universities and admission committees are(or should be) well aware of this fact.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Yes, I graduated from a reputable university as well. I hope that the admissions committee knows about&nbsp;the grading differences between the universities in Turkey.<br><br>May be anyone with previous experience could enlighten this matter for us. Not talking specifically about Turkey btw, an experience from a former applicant with a GPA of less than 3.3 would be helpful.
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