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Should I do undergrad again?

  1. Oct 25, 2012 #1
    I'm a 4th year student in a university in Canada, studying pure math. My GPA so far is barely about 3.0/4.0. I was young and totally screwed my undergraduate years. I have planned to go to grad school right after I graduate, but these days I feel so regretful about my GPA that even makes me want to repeat it again in some other university(maybe in some other program too.)

    With my GPA, I will end up with getting into very minor graduate school. But if I spend 4 more years for another undergraduate program, high GPA is almost guaranteed(which also suggests that I could get into top grad schools.)

    As my ultimate academic goal is being a professional mathematician, receiving education from well-known institution seems very important to me. But I still wonder if it is worth another 4 years of my life and the money it costs.

    I appreciate any advice. Thank you.
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  3. Oct 25, 2012 #2
    Don't repeat unless you are planning a different major. Stand by your GPA and boost your application in other areas.

  4. Oct 25, 2012 #3
    I doubt it suggests you'd get into a top grad school. Graduate committees are not robots. Of course you'll get a high GPA if you are taking every class a 2nd time.
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