Hello everybody. I'm new here, and I'd greatly appreciate any advice you have for me on this subject. I am applying to both MSN and ABSN programs in Massachusetts. The problem is that my gpa is 2.8 from undergrad. I'm wondering how rigid schools are about the gpa, especially the MSN programs because that is my first choice. Basically my first two years in undergrad were horrible because of a couple issues in my personal life. The last two years I had above a 3.25 every semester. There's a definite "shift" in my grades, but the last two years only pulled the cumulative gpa up to a 2.8. Fast forward: I was accepted into and completed a master's of journalism at Columbia University, have worked as journalist for some prestigious outlets and have taken the prereqs for nursing schools - got As and mostly Bs, science gpa is a 3.2. Will I have a chance getting into a program even though my undergrad gpa is blemished?