Do grad schools look at major GPA or overall?
That said, different programs will have different GPA requirements. Usually a minimum of around 3.3-3.5, sometimes as low as 3.0. Doing well in your major is good, but doing well overall in addition is best. It could be a negative sign if you are doing significantly worse in your non-major classes.
Is a 3.8 GPA good for grad school?
Whether a GPA is 3.5 or 3.8, it is well within the range of GPAs for either the successful or unsuccessful applicants. This is simply because very few people with grades below that level end up applying to graduate school. Most wouldn’t even consider it, as they correctly assume that their grades are too low.
Does failing a class affect grad school?
One bad semester is not going to torpedo your chances of getting into graduate school, but it will depend on the story behind your performance. One bad semester is not going to torpedo your chances of getting into graduate school, but it will depend on the story behind your performance.
Can you get into grad school with an F?
You need As to get into graduate school, and obviously an F does not help your cumulative GPA.