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How important are grades ?

Discussion in 'Graduate Film School Discussions' started by Aanish, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. Aanish

    Aanish New Member

    Sep 8, 2017
    So guys I am currently in the second year of an engineering course and got my first year grade point to be a 7.92/10. Now from what most people tell me thats pretty average. Though is average enough ? You see the course I am in now is quite tough and many people struggle to get a better grade than I have. I know that its quite obvious that what I need to do is study harder but if I do so I might not be able to focus so much on building up my creative portfolio or resume becuase getting a good score really requires everything of you. I asked a friend of mine who is already studying in the US and he said that the admissions office gets so many applications that they dont think twice before rejecting someone if they feel the applicant cant match their acadamic standards . So even though I will work on improving my grade I just wanted to have a clear picture of how much priority do I give to my grades and how much I give to doing the actual film related stuff ?
  2. Zeno

    Zeno Member

    Mar 21, 2017
    At the grad school level in a film mfa program your statement of purpose, portfolio, and prompts are far more important. I was told this by an administrator at Columbia University. If your grades are not as great, the aforementioned has to be even better. You should definitely be networking here and getting feedback on them too.
    #2 Zeno, Sep 11, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2017
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