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GPA of 3.1 - November 19th 2009, 10:08 PM

So. My GPA is 3.1. This is not good. I don't know whether that's weighted or unweighted, but I know that either way I'm a bit screwed unless it goes up (which it will).

My quetion is this: people who have been in similar grade situations, how much can one raise one's GPA in a year? I've transferred schools and we weren't shown our GPAs at my old school so it's all new to me.

Also, why THE FECK are percentage points not taken into account- is it correct that an A is taken as such regardless of whether it's a high or low A, so that the difference between an 89 and a 90 matters hugely but the difference between a 90 and a 99 does not (in regards to GPA)? Because that seems absurd.

Greetings to you all though, and thanks for reading! I was going to put this in 'goals or ambitions', initially, because my goal is to raise it past a 3.5 if possible. Someone tell me whether that's realistic. And give me a hug if it's not. I'm going to go study now. Stupid grades.

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Re: GPA of 3.1 - November 20th 2009, 10:26 AM

Percentage points being taken into account varies by school. In high school, it was a straight 10 point scale for me. In college, I had the + and - grades as well. I personally dislike it, as in order to maintain a 4.0 you have to receive above a 96 in every class. Not that I don't like setting high goals, but it's kind of crazy. So, the scale can hurt you or help you. Honestly, in the end I think it balances out.

As far as raising your GPA, alot of it depends on how many classes you have left, if they are weighted, etc. (btw, I am assuming a 4 point scale). In my last 2 years of college, I raised my GPA from about a 3.3 to a 3.51, and that's without getting straight A's. Depending on what you want to do college-wise, your GPA may be adequate as it is. It isn't particularly low by any stretch, as it is a B average.
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Re: GPA of 3.1 - November 21st 2009, 09:30 AM

A 3.1 GPA is fine. That is about a B average which by definition is above average. You'll be fine.
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