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Is it Impossible to get a 3.0 GPA at New Mexico Tech?

  1. Jan 3, 2014 #1

    sheldonrocks97

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    I am an out of state applicant who has just accepted admission at New Mexico Tech. I really want to go to NMT and I am very excited for the fall, but I heard that is a very hard school. I was just wondering is a 3.0 GPA is possible to obtain, because if I don't have a 3.0 or higher then I will lose my scholarship. Anyone who goes to NMT I was just wondering if you could give me some advice on the curriculum there and also student life. I need all the help I can get!

    Thanks for you help!
     
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  3. Jan 3, 2014 #2
    Did you apply as a transfer or are a freshman? I am curious because I just put in my transfer application there with a 3.3 and 14 units :P
     
  4. Jan 3, 2014 #3

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    I applied as a freshmen, because I am a senior in HS, but I will be transferring in with Physics I, Calc I and II, Chemistry I and II, a programming class, an Engineering Design class, 2 Freshmen English Composition classes, and 6 humanities/arts/social science classes. Not counting a D I got last semester I have a 3.404 college GPA and 52 college credits.

    My HS gpa is 3.66 UNW and 4.03 W as of 2nd semester of junior year.
     
  5. Jan 4, 2014 #4
    I doubt anyone here goes to NMT. I have heard that this school is pretty hard. One of my friends actually flunked out there, but he also didn't put in the necessary effort to achieve the grades to stay in. If you work at it I am sure you can achieve whatever grades you want. There has to people that have gotten a 3.0 and above there, what is stopping you from being one of them? If you are not willing to invest the time to achieve those grades then why are you even going? Short answer is YES, you can get those grades if YOU are willing to put in the TIME and EFFORT.
     
  6. Jan 16, 2014 #5
    Hi, I'm a student in the NMT physics dept. While it is definitely a challenging program (physics is one of the most difficult programs here and all of the programs are hard), it is by no means at an unattainable level. If you are willing to work hard, it is totally do-able. Take it from someone who works part time and takes a full course load here (18 chs) and still obtained a 3.9 GPA, YOU CAN DO IT. If you have an interest in astrophysics or atmospheric physics, the choice to come here is a no brainer. Great faculty, great resources (several observatories and national labs), and great opportunities (in PhD production from public schools, NMT ranks only behind Caltech and MIT) all at a ridiculous cost. I am a transplant from texas and I pay less to attend NMT than I would to attend a decent junior college in a major texan city. All I'm saying is that despite being secluded and small and inhabited by total nerds, choosing NMT is one of the best academic choices I have made.
     
  7. Jan 20, 2014 #6

    sheldonrocks97

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    Thanks SO much momakar! I am going into electrical engineering with a minor in mineral engineering and I am totally ready. Thanks for the advice! I might see you in the fall :)
     
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