20 days ago

How to raise my GPA more?

I am taking college courses this summer in my strongest subjects. I’m taking at least 2 and am willing to go as high as 4. However, if there are other ways, I am completely willing to take those.

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20 days ago[edited]

College classes can help raise your GPA, though most of these classes will only count for a certain number of credits. I would check with your counselor about your school's policy regarding integrating college classes into your GPA. I would want to know your current GPA and if your school offers a weighted average in addition to the unweighted GPA. If your school weights certain classes, I recommend taking honors or AP courses in your senior year in the field of study you want to pursue in college. Even though some colleges may not initially see a mid-year transcript, many schools still consider your first-quarter grades to gauge your academic strength. Of course, the most straightforward answer would be to spend more time studying for the remainder of this year (Khan Academy is a great resource) and aim for an A average. Still, it may not be feasible for various circumstances. I wouldn't stress too much about GPA; solid test scores and ECs can make up for a lower GPA in many cases. Let me know if you want me to elaborate on the benefits of courses, test scores, or ECs. Various factors influence a college's view of your high school performance beyond a straight GPA. Still, active participation, study groups, intelligent studying, and even sometimes college classes can all increase averages.

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