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Will Additional Coursework help redeem Bad Grades?

Hi, I’m a junior in High School. I received a C+ in Biology (H) the first semester. I’m hoping to receive a B- or a B for the second semester. I took Intro to psychology last summer and received an A. I’m taking two more this summer: Creative Writing and Global Affairs. Will this help make up for that bad grade? Also I made a B in Algebra 2, which I’m not so proud of. I’m hoping to make an A the second Semester. Other grades I made that were not A’s include when I made a B- in Geometry (H) my first semester of my Sophomore year and a B+ the second semester. I also made an 89 and in physics the first semester of my freshman year. Overall, I would like to know will these courses benefit me and redeem the grades that I made that weren’t A’s?

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Hi! Taking classes that have a 4.5 and/or 5.0 weight (depending on how your school's GPA system) will definitely boost your GPA! The ones you listed seem to be college classes which would be worth more than a regular class. As long as you get A's in these classes, your GPA (weighted and unweighted) will increase. I have taken all college classes this school year (I am also a junior) and my weighted GPA jumped up 2 tenths of a point (on a 4.0 scale)!

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