## Is a 2.5 GPA bad for a freshman?

A 2.5 GPA means that you’ve earned high Cs and low Bs across all of your classes. This GPA is below the 3.0 national average for high school students, and it will most likely make it difficult for you to get into all but the least selective colleges. 2.12% of schools have an average GPA below a 2.5.

## What is a failing grade in grad school?

In most cases, a B- is unsatisfactory and a C is non-passing grade equivalent to a failing grade, where the student must repeat the course and earn a B- or B or higher in order to graduate. A 3.5 graduate GPA is considered a strong GPA and a 3.7 GPA (A-) or higher considered very competitive for PhD admissions.

**Does anyone flunk out of Harvard?**

In reality, it’s very difficult to fail out of Harvard. In fact, Harvard has a rule that not more than 50 percent of any graduating class can graduate with honors. So for every graduating class, the top 5% graduate summa cum laude, the top 15% graduate magna cum laude, and the top 30% graduate cum laude.

### Why do I struggle with math so much?

Math seems difficult because it takes time and energy. Many people don’t experience sufficient time to “get” math lessons, and they fall behind as the teacher moves on. Many move on to study more complex concepts with a shaky foundation. We often end up with a weak structure that is doomed to collapse at some point.

### What is the hardest math question ever?

Today’s mathematicians would probably agree that the Riemann Hypothesis is the most significant open problem in all of math. It’s one of the seven Millennium Prize Problems, with a million dollar reward for its solution.

**How do you explain poor grades in a personal statement?**

Don’t try to explain If you don’t have a story to tell, don’t try to explain. That is, if you got bad grades or had a bad test score because you didn’t study or didn’t care, don’t try to make up something. It will probably come off as inauthentic. If the blemish on your record really isn’t that bad, don’t explain.

#### What is the most stressful major?

Computer Engineering and Tech. The most stressed out majors in America are Medicine, Architecture and Nursing, according to new data.

#### How do you explain bad grades?

Tell them why you made a bad grade. Stay honest when you explain to them what happened. If you didn’t study, tell them. If you tried your best, but still failed, tell them. Something you could say is “I had a hard time understanding the material,” or “I didn’t study for the test, which led to me doing poorly on it.”

**What is the easiest math question?**

- The Collatz conjecture. XKCD.
- The Beal conjecture. The Beal conjecture basically goes like this…
- The Inscribed Square problem. Claudio Rocchini.
- Goldbach’s conjecture. Similar to the Twin Prime conjecture, Goldbach’s conjecture is another seemingly simple question about primes and is famous for how deceptively easy it is.