Answers to various questions regarding the SMART Scholarship application process. Includes many tips and statistics.


Postby GuGuGuest » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:40 pm

When submitting the application for the SMART scholarship, do they require that you include transcripts from every institution that you've previously attended?
The reason that I'm asking is that I've been to a few different schools, and my GPA hasn't been stellar at every one of them. However, my studies at one of the schools in question were focused on an entirely different major than the one I'm engaged in now, and few if any of the credits from said institution would transfer, let alone apply, to my current studies.
So can I just post the transcript for the relevant schools/course programs, or do I need to send everything?
Also, can anyone tell me whether they base their decisions primarily on the most recent GPA or the overall GPA?
i.e. If I left my old school with less than a 3.0 but currently have a 3.6, will they primarily pay attention to the 3.6, or will the other grade factor in heavily as well?

Sorry for the wordy question, and thanks in advance for any helpful responses; I sincerely appreciate it.

Re: Transcripts?

Postby kbl2017 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:46 pm

I would say include the school you currently attend. However, I got the scholarship and I only have a 3.1 GPA so if they do require you to send the second one I wouldn't worry to much about it putting you out of the running. It sounds like GPA is only a very small portion of their grading scale.
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Re: Transcripts?

Postby GuGuGuest » Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:24 am

Thanks for your reply! That definitely makes me feel more confident, and congrats!

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