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3 months ago
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is there A ROOM FOR ME TO RAISE MY GPA SECOND SEMESTER JUNIOR CURRENTLY I HAVE 3.75 WEIGHTED GPA HIGH SCHOOL

RAISE MY GPA FROM WEIGHTED 3.75 TO 4.0 WITH IN ONE SEMESTER I AM CURRENTLY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL TAKING 7 AP CLASSES

THANK YOU

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3 months ago

If your 3.75 is based on 5 semesters, then you can only get it up to a 3.79 by the end of 6 semesters with a 4.0 on your next report card. If your 3.75 is based on 6 semesters, then you can raise it to 3.78 by the end of 7 semesters if you get a straight 4.0 report card.

I'm assuming that this is your unweighted GPA.

If your goal is to apply to top elite colleges, then I would focus on

1.) Improving your course rigor by taking the most challenging courses and getting As in them

2.) Studying for and taking either the SAT or ACT test because if you can get a 75% percentile score based on the 50% middle ranges of the schools you are applying to that will help.

3.) Start early on your essays this summer and get the most help possible with editing and wordsmithing them.

4.) Don't wait until Senior year to get your recommendations, get them from your best teachers now while you are fresh in their minds.

5.) Drop any ECs that are not strategically helping your "spike" and pick up 1 or 2 that are going to defend your proposed narrative.

6.) Depending on what you have planned this summer, I would either grind on either the SAT/ACT or take 2 online college courses to boost your transcript.

Hope that is helpful.

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3 months ago

Unweighted, no. Weighted, possibly. Every high school has a different GPA scale. If your school offers a weighted GPA for AP classes, meaning that an AP class has more "weight" to it than a standard class in terms of GPA, then you could definitely get your GPA up past a 4.0! Concentrate on getting A's in your classes this semester. If you manage to get straight As, your unweighted GPA will definitely get up past a 3.8, and that can make a huge difference. Best of luck to you!

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3 months ago

I would say that you have a better chance of increasing your weighted GPA than your unweighted GPA, so prioritize your energy there! Focus on getting "A" grades in those AP classes as they help out both your weighted and unweighted GPA scores. Getting high scores in those AP's can really increase your weighted GPA by a couple of decimal points even an entire integer! Additionally, scoring high in more advanced classes will look great to all colleges and especially schools with more selective criteria as it shows your willingness to challenge yourself with a rigorous course load. Pace yourself and prioritize your mental health too! Remember not to become obsessed with the numbers- they are important to colleges and universities but remember to involve yourself outside of the classroom too (for personal and admissions reasons). Hope this helps!

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