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    does gpa matter?

    ok so my gpa last semester wasnt all that great but i am determined to get it back up but i noticed two things when i looked at the requirements for applying. my gpa isnt all that great so i was wondering did it matter when considering an applicant for the program? my second question is that i have a job already so does that make me unable to apply because i saw one of the requirements was unrestricted work authorization? answers will be super helpful! thnx

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    Re: does gpa matter?

    "There are more important things than grades, like winning the Caddy Golf Tournament." - Judge Smails. Apply anyway and see what happens.

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    Re: does gpa matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by kittywade823 View Post
    ok so my gpa last semester wasnt all that great but i am determined to get it back up but i noticed two things when i looked at the requirements for applying. my gpa isnt all that great so i was wondering did it matter when considering an applicant for the program? my second question is that i have a job already so does that make me unable to apply because i saw one of the requirements was unrestricted work authorization? answers will be super helpful! thnx
    GPA will depend on the school. I'm not quite sure what you mean for the second question. But you have to give full availability for the CP
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    Re: does gpa matter?

    I went with my son for the meeting with the director that handled the work study programs at his college. I wanted to make sure it qualified him as a full time student no matter what.

    What Disney asked was a certificate of "in good standing". As long as your grades were high enough to be in good standing with your college that was all they cared.

    The second, was aimed more at that you could preform a job without having any restrictions coming in. Example, you will not available to work on Saturdays or Sunday because your religion says no...you won't fry a burger because you morally against meat consumption, your a guy and believe guys shouldn't serve a woman. There are a lot of humans that don't hold certain type of jobs for so many personal reasons. That would be very difficult for the college program to work around. They do however try to work with CP's that have disabilities. One of the girls in my sons group was deaf. Another CP was a Little Person.
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    Re: does gpa matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by HauntedGabe View Post
    ...your a guy and believe guys shouldn't serve a woman.
    Wow. Just wow.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 20K View Post
    Wow. Just wow.
    Yep, my Mom ran into this in the High School she taught in. A young man originally from a different country. Senior Citizen luncheon, Student Council. Would not served the women senior citizens.

    How 'bout it.
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    Re: does gpa matter?

    That's genuinely a new one to me. I've encountered the "woman has to give up her place in a queue for a man" one a few times in Africa, where the women may queue for something at sunrise and still be queueing by dusk because of it. But that in the US? Crazy.

    Best of luck with your application, Kittywade! The old cliche is true: nothing ventured, nothing gained.


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    Re: does gpa matter?

    i believe as long as you have over a 2.3 GPA you can go do the program

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    Re: does gpa matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by hisuisan View Post
    i believe as long as you have over a 2.3 GPA you can go do the program
    It will vary by school. Every school's requirements are different
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