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Old 03-09-2011, 01:18 AM
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High School GPA

Will a low high school GPA hurt me during rush? I will be rushing before I have a chance to establish myself in college.
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:34 AM
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Will a low high school GPA hurt me during rush? I will be rushing before I have a chance to establish myself in college.
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:31 PM
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It really depends on your school and how low your GPA actually is.
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:58 AM
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my gpa is slightly below a 2.5 I got a 28 on my ACT and will be rushing at mizzou
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:05 AM
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my gpa is slightly below a 2.5 I got a 28 on my ACT and will be rushing at mizzou
Yes. It will hurt you.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:07 AM
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do the fraternities have access to high school grades?
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:27 AM
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You really should be focusing on school.
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:33 PM
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Depending on how strict of a process Mizzou is with rushing, the school may verify your HS GPA before you rush to make sure you're eligible.
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:50 AM
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Yes. It will hurt you.
It depends.

Very few fraternities I knew looked at grades. Mine didn't. Whether or not that's normal, I don't know.
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:35 AM
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It depends.

Very few fraternities I knew looked at grades. Mine didn't. Whether or not that's normal, I don't know.
Yeah, it really depends on the fraternity and what they're after. For example, if a fraternity decides they want to use recruitment to make themselves more academically-focused, the GPA may play a huge role. My fraternity actually happens to have a certain academic focus, so we look very strongly at GPA. However, this doesn't necessarily apply to other fraternities.

It's just kind of like religion: most fraternities (mine included) don't really care about your religious beliefs, but religiously-focused ones may take it into strong consideration.

In any case, still give it a try. The real thing all fraternities look for is whether or not you'd be a good fit, and you have no chance of getting a bid if you don't put yourself out there in the first place.
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:13 AM
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thank you, I am hoping my grades do not kill me and my athletics and other clubs I was involved in can help me.
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:34 PM
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I am attending ole miss in the fall, and i have a 2.3 gpa and a 21 on act. ive already ben accepted. it says the lowest gpa you can have is a 2.5 if you want to participate in rush, but is this true? and is there anyway ill be able to rush a frat?
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:51 PM
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I am attending ole miss in the fall, and i have a 2.3 gpa and a 21 on act. ive already ben accepted. it says the lowest gpa you can have is a 2.5 if you want to participate in rush, but is this true? and is there anyway ill be able to rush a frat?
They say the minimum GPA is 2.5. Why would they lie about it?
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:09 AM
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There is no requirement at my University. But Greek Life isn't as big out here and competitive as it is on the mainland. (I got to Hawaii).
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:09 AM
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I am attending ole miss in the fall, and i have a 2.3 gpa and a 21 on act. ive already ben accepted. it says the lowest gpa you can have is a 2.5 if you want to participate in rush, but is this true? and is there anyway ill be able to rush a frat?
Seriously? I didn't know such incredible schools like Mizzou and Ole Miss would take people with such low scores. Am I missing something?
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