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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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Tips for raising my GPA during my last year of high school?

Feeling a little worried as I enter my junior year. My GPA isn't where I want it to be, and I'm wondering if any of you have tips on how to raise it before I start applying to colleges? Any advice would be super appreciated!

7 months ago

Hi there! It's great to see your proactive approach towards improving your GPA. As you head into your junior year, it's crucial to identify the subjects where you have room for improvement and focus your efforts there. Consider seeking additional help such as tutoring or study groups, which can provide clarification on topics you find challenging.

Additionally, prioritize your time effectively; make a schedule that balances study time with extracurriculars and rest. This balance is key to avoiding burnout. Communicate with your teachers early on to understand their expectations and the criteria for earning a higher grade in their classes. They can offer insight on how to excel in their specific course and may provide extra credit opportunities.

Remember, your GPA is not just a number but a reflection of consistent effort over time. Breaking up study sessions into manageable chunks and reviewing material regularly can help you grasp concepts more firmly and retain information better. And lastly, take care of yourself; proper nutrition, exercise, and sleep greatly contribute to your academic performance. Don't hesitate to come by the school counselor’s office if you want to talk about specific strategies or need additional support. Wishing you the best of luck this year!

7 months ago

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