Low GPA but want to do LLM in Ireland?


Hello everyone,
I have a VERY low GPA that may be salvaged (as in fixed a little bit) before I graduate. But it's a 2.0. May become as 'high' as 2.8 or so if I am lucky.

I am a student studying PoliSci at Berkeley in California and had a lot of extenuating circumstances that caused that.

I have the following 'stand out' extracurriculars
-starting and ran a non-profit
-interned for a well known EU sponsored NGO in Ireland
-worked on the ground providing aid/translating with an NGO (migrant crisis)


Trinity has always been my dream school (even though my GPA reflects otherwise, haha) but I studied abroad at UCD for a bit and really liked it there. NUIG a place I can see myself at.

Is there no hope for me?

Should I consider post-grad? I am a transfer so my transcripts are from two schools (one from Berkeley, the other from a CC). I graduated with honors and had 3.7 but my Berkeley GPA is terrible and that is obviously the one I will be using when applying.
Hello everyone,
I have a VERY low GPA that may be salvaged (as in fixed a little bit) before I graduate. But it's a 2.0. May become as 'high' as 2.8 or so if I am lucky.

I am a student studying PoliSci at Berkeley in California and had a lot of extenuating circumstances that caused that.

I have the following 'stand out' extracurriculars
-starting and ran a non-profit
-interned for a well known EU sponsored NGO in Ireland
-worked on the ground providing aid/translating with an NGO (migrant crisis)


Trinity has always been my dream school (even though my GPA reflects otherwise, haha) but I studied abroad at UCD for a bit and really liked it there. NUIG a place I can see myself at.

Is there no hope for me?

Should I consider post-grad? I am a transfer so my transcripts are from two schools (one from Berkeley, the other from a CC). I graduated with honors and had 3.7 but my Berkeley GPA is terrible and that is obviously the one I will be using when applying.
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chicken so...
I would ask the schools you're interested in. Most of the good LLMs in Ireland (TCD, UCD, for example) will want an upper second class honors degree which is roughly equivalent to a 3.0 GPA.

However, these schools and others in Ireland may not be as 'competitive' as top schools elsewhere, so there may be flexibility, especially if you can show them your community college GPA. The only way you'll know is if you ask them.
I would ask the schools you're interested in. Most of the good LLMs in Ireland (TCD, UCD, for example) will want an upper second class honors degree which is roughly equivalent to a 3.0 GPA.

However, these schools and others in Ireland may not be as 'competitive' as top schools elsewhere, so there may be flexibility, especially if you can show them your community college GPA. The only way you'll know is if you ask them.
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