What if this is my first semester in college and I don’t have a GPA?

Students are able to study abroad as early as their sophomore year. This means that students may start an application to study away as early as their first semester at SSU. As a first semester college student, applicants do not have a current GPA. For the application, this means you can enter “0.0” until your Fall grades are posted. All of application deadlines are after grades are posted, so you will be able to update your GPA to reflect your most recent GPA before the deadline. Make sure to do that!

However, keep in mind that as a first-time freshmen, your application GPA will be based solely on your fall grades, so, use that as motivation to do well!

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