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01/18/2021 at 05:04PM


How much can I bump up my GPA in one semester, and how much can I bump it up in one year?

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01/18/2021 at 10:19PM

The Formula to figure this out for any GPA is the following:

((CurrentGPA)(#Semesters)+(FutureGPA)(#Semesters))/Total Semesters

So if you have a 3.5712 and you have 5 semesters of HS grades and you are confident you can get a 3.87 GPA for the next 2 semesters you would plug these numbers into the formula.

((3.5712)(5)+(3.87)(2))/7 = 3.657 GPA after 7 semeters.

I'm sharing this for anyone who is in 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade because you can use this as a planning tool.

Keep in mind that if you are in 9th and 10th grade you can create more of an upward trend with your grades as well as your course rigor. If you are in 12th grade and have only 1 semester left, well, there is very little that you can do at this point in your high school career.

For 10th graders:

So if you have a 3.5712 and you have takes 3 semesters of HS and you are confident you can get a 4.00 GPA for the next 5 semesters you would plug in these numbers into the formula.

((3.5712)(3)+(4,00)(5))/8 = 3.884 GPA after 8 semeters.

Hope that is clear and helpful for everyone.

01/18/2021 at 05:47PM

So in an unweighted system (using 4.0 scale) you can find how much you can increase in a semster by using the formula (current GPA*number of semesters + 4)/(number of semesters +1). If you want to see it in a year add 8 not 4 and add 2 instead of 1.

For example, if you have a 3.0 GPA with 2 semesters taken its


You'd get a 3.33 GPA and after a year it is 3.5.

Hope this helps and feel free to ask for clarification.

01/18/2021 at 05:14PM

This depends on your school's system and the classes you're taking. The easiest way to find out about this is to talk to your school counselor. If you want a more comprehensive, numerical answer, you can edit your post to add your current GPA, what semester/trimester/quarter it is in the school year for you, and the courses you're currently taking as well as the number of credits/weight each course is assigned. Make sure to comment on my answer if you chose to do this, so I get notified and can help further. I hope this was helpful!