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can i get into a good school for comp sci with poor math grades

Posted 18 October 2013 - 01:07 PM

im in high school at the moment and i have taken two comp sci classes ( intro and AP) and have gotten a B or better in both. however, throughout my highschool career i have gotten shit math grades and high english / history grades. Will colleges care because im afraid since my math grades are in the c range they wont accept me ( i have a 3.0 GPA)

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Re: can i get into a good school for comp sci with poor math grades

Posted 18 October 2013 - 01:17 PM

Assuming you aren't trying to head somewhere really high up in the clouds/ivory tower.. sure.. it shouldn't be a large issue.. Though this is why you have school guidance counselors - sic them on the schools you are interested in and leverage their networking.

Of course some schools do require a math entrance exam as well.. that might screw things up if you are truly horrible at math.

edit: this of course excludes the SAT/ACTs.

edit-edit: any reason why you are repeating topics?
http://www.dreaminco...for-math-idiot/

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Re: can i get into a good school for comp sci with poor math grades

Posted 18 October 2013 - 01:25 PM

Colleges look at GPA, class ranking, and SATs or other such metrics. The particulars are probably too particular for most admissions boards.

That said, if you don't have a firm grounding in mathematics now, a computer science degree program will kick your ass. Guaranteed. You don't want to be playing math catchup when there's new stuff to learn as well.

I'm not a math guy, either, and got a minor in computer science. ( I r da English majer. ) I work professionally as a programmer ( well, DBA/developer/resident nerdy bearded guy) and the degree itself never seemed to matter. What does matter, to most employers, is that you got a degree at all. The minor got me in the door with most places I wanted a job.
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