9744. Optional essay: Explaining a low GPA, low grades in specific courses, and any incompletes and/or withdraws. 1 page with 12-point, Times New Roman font, doublespaced, and formatted with 1-inch margins. University of St. Thomas requires a cumulative GPA of 3.0. I have improved my cumulative GPA from 2.38 to 2.70. The specific courses required for the school, my GPA is a 2.84 and science prerequisite is 3.03. I have retaken several course, but still .30 points shy. I recently quit my job in 2014 and focused on my GPA since then improved it significantly. My transcript is attached, as you may notice it’s been improved. I am determined to get into this University.