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How do I raise a low GPA?

My first year ended in my GPA being pretty bad. What are easy ways to raise it?
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Esther’s Answer

Hi Victor, definitely take time to identify the root cause(s) of your low GPA and try to work on it from there. It won't be a quick and easy task to improve your GPA, but with consistent work, discipline and help, I believe you can get there (improve your GPA)! Good luck, and keep us posted if you can/would like.
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Yasemin’s Answer

Hi Victor! One thing I know about GPA is that the more classes you take the harder it is to raise your GPA to make a significant difference due to the credits. However, since this is your first year you still do have time to raise your GPA; I would recommend to see what caused the low GPA your first year. I am not sure if you are in high school or college however, it could be that you are adjusting to the environment and this can definitely take time; hopefully the years to come will be better as you adjust more. If you are in college then maybe span out your classes a little bit more, possibly you took one too many classes or had a heavy workload and I think balance is crucial. Usually 5 classes is ideal but it can vary where students who take harder science courses for example can take 4 classes per semester ( just make sure to keep your credits full time so it won't affect your aid -12 or more I believe). Also look into other aspects as well, such as were you working too much or maybe you had other responsibilities; make sure to balance these areas as well such as for example, maybe working only 2-3 days a week maximum. Time management is crucial as well with grades, so make sure to set time each day to study for your classes, as well as reaching out to your teachers and professors during office hours if you have difficulty with courses. In college there are different resources for student success such as tutoring services and writing centers that are included in your tuition so be sure to check them out! Lastly, stay organized; it may sound simple but really carrying a planner, writing down assignments and being prepared ahead of time do make a difference in the long run. And please remember that although these tips may sound simple, it really is just that simple. It's about being able to be aware of your coursework while also balancing your life in general. It may take time but with discipline and hard work that GPA will rise!
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I hope this helps!
Best of luck!
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Mitchell’s Answer

Hi Victor,


In my experience, if you had a low GPA in your frist year, it might be best to consider some of the decisions you made during the first year and possibly make changes for the second year. You could also ask your professors for extra help or seek out a tutor. You will also want to make sure you are studying and properly preparing for your exams.

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