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If you retake undergrad classes, how do you utilize these new grades to help with your application? It doesnt affect your original GPA... so you just submit an additional transcript and hope they notice? Sorry for the confusion, im just wondering if there is some special way you can wave your hand at the adcom and say "hey look at my new and improved grades!"

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Wouldn't they treat it just as another transcript to look at?

I went to more than one undergraduate institution (community college then a four year school) and they require all undergraduate transcripts even though my degree awarded is from the four year school.

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WOW this is the kind of advice I was looking for. I have an English degree, so no quant classes.

Betsy, I cannot take an in person class right now as I have a daughter, would it be just as good if I took the UCLA extension and Harvard extension classes and got A's? I don't think I want to wait until I've had 7 under my belt...what about 4 (one math class per quarter for a year).

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