2 years ago
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Bring up my gpa?

Hi! I'm a junior in high school and have a weighted gpa of 3.7. How can I bring that up to 4.0 by the end of the year? I'm taking 2 AP's (APUSH and AP World), 4 honors (chem, human body systems, pre-calc, and english 3), and 2 standards (spanish 2 and sports medicine). What would be the average grades I would need to have a 4.0 by the end of the year? Please help!! Thank you!

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2 years ago

If your WGPA is 3.7 then you have earned an avg. of 3.7 for 4 semesters.

If your school uses a 5.0 scale for weight classes and you get As in them then you will have between 2/3rd and 3/4s of your total classes as weighted or 5.0 out of 4.0. But some schools only give 0.50 for an honors class. Assuming that you get a WGPA of 4.67 this year for 2 semesters you will have a total of (3.7x4)+(4.6667x2)=24.13/6=4.02. So you might have a chance to break the 4.0 barrier for your weighted GPA.

Good luck.

2 years ago

Your AP classes will make the most impact, and since they use the AP grading scale, a 3.5 is a grade of 94% and above. If you maintain a similar mark of over 94, that should set your GPA pretty high. Also, you sound pretty stressed. Know that you CAN improve your GPA throughout high school, and one or two bad grades aren't going to kill your 4.0.

(Warning, this is just the grading scale I've been using, so if that doesn't match up, I'm so sorry.)

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