Jan 06, 2023 - 02:51 PM
No lowest GPA is fixed for Canadian universities. Many of the universities require a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a grade scale of 4.0 in order to be eligible for a Master's degree. However, several universities will accept GPAs as low as 2.0. However, this is dependent on the university and program of study.
When an applicant is having a low GPA, a conditional offer can be put in place for such candidate. During the application filing you may be asked to explain to the college the circumstances that led to your poor grade (low GPA).
If you fail to meet the college's specified GPA for your course of study and you want to assure the admission committee that you will perform better and meet up with your coursemates, within a reasonable time if you are offered admission into the desired program of study.
You MUST explain to the admission committee the rationale behind your low GPA if this is required of you as part of the requirements set for securing successful admission.
Some universities do accept low GPA if the circumstances behind the low GPA is well explained and they considered it factual and acceptable with a high hope (judging by a combination of many other factors).
I want to make a closing remark that whenever a low performance is accepted and the student is offered an admission, such is either a conditional one OR an unconditional offer with the clause that the student MUST try and build up the low performance within a specified period (e.g. on the completion of the first semester coursework) to rank equal with his/her peers.
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