Grad School Admissions Question – GPA and “Whole Person Concept” I’ve searched through many of the different grad school threads on the forums and cannot find exactly what I am searching for, or I’m completely missing it. Going in to spring semester, I am a little over 50% through my degree (BS in Computer Science w/ a minor in Mathematical Sciences). Currently, I have a 3.58 GPA at my current school with a 3.5 in CS courses and 3.0 in Math courses. The problem is, before I started at my current university, I did some stints at universities after high school where I amassed an abyssmal 2.08 GPA. Realizing school was not my niche at the time, I enlisted in the US Armed Forces. After two years of being in the service, I decided to make use of all the benefits I receive while serving (on active duty til 2013). Since returning to school, I have done very well with no issues of poor grades, participation, etc.. Now that I am on the right track and heading into my junior year, I’m having the “What’s Next” thoughts. Ultimately, I’d like to get into an applied mathematics MS program somewhere (preferrably AFIT since Air Force pays for everything). On to my questions…when applying to grad school programs that have GPA requirements (which most do), do they use the GPA from the university your bachelor’s was earned? Or do they look at transcripts from all universities attended? GPA aside, do universities tend to look at the “whole-person concept” (potential, background, etc.) or strictly academic acheivements? I do not mind writing an essay to go along with my admissions package explaining past issues and how I have overcome those issues. Ultimately, I am worried that my years of idiocy (2001 – 2004) will hurt what goals I’ve established for myself after “growing up”. From my research about graduate school admissions, I gathered that more weight is placed on GRE scores than GPA; however, there is no further guidance about the GPA factor. Any help is greatly appreciated.