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do you have to keep a certain gpa to get in some collages ?

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Nicholas’s Answer

The short answer is yes. While most colleges do not have fixed GPA requirements that you must meet, virtually every college only admits students that have certain GPAs or higher. Usually, admissions look at several other factors including test scores, extracurriculars, and essays that can significantly alter chances of getting in. Websites such as prepscholar and others can show you chances of admission based on test scores and GPA (simply search the school name with "admissions requirements" to find out e.g. "georgetown admissions requirements"). Having a high GPA will definitely help you get into some schools, but it is certainly not the only thing that matters to colleges and it does not define whether you will be successful in college or after.
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Sheila’s Answer

Hi Aaliyah:

Colleges look at a student's GPA to get an idea of how that student has performed academically across all courses and how prepared they are for college-level coursework.

Admission officers may also look at the rigor of courses taken—for example, they might give more weight to the GPA for a student who takes an AP (Advanced Placement) or honors or IB (International Baccalaureate) class—and grade trends and patterns, such as a low GPA that improves over the course of high school. I wish you much success on your journey.

~ Sheila

Sheila recommends the following next steps:

College Board • https://search.collegeboard.org/?word=gpa&tp=usearch&searchType=parent_site&siteType=default
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Roland’s Answer

Many colleges will have an average GPA of accepted students, which you can find on colleges' websites. Depending on the school, you should aim to earn as high a GPA as possible to be a competitive applicant. Good luck!
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Yasemin’s Answer

Hi Aaliyah! Yes, most colleges do have criteria in their GPA levels but the ranges do change based on the college. It is important to look at the colleges you are interested in and get information about their acceptance criteria, especially GPA/SAT scores, in addition extracurricular activities as well. Overall, regardless of the college you wish to pursue, it is important to maintain a stellar GPA such as 3.5+, this can especially be helpful when filling out scholarships as certain scholarships can be appointed to students who do well academically. Try to strive for As and Bs, if you get a couple of Cs that's okay too but try to avoid it by studying well and reaching out to teachers when you need help!

I hope this helps!
Best of luck!
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mary’s Answer

yes, it will help the school determine your likely success. There are other factors that will be considered also, in addition to your GPA. Letters of recommendation, social activities and clubs, sports, or other considerations like diversity. It will be like all other networking opportunities. Make sure you know what the school is looking for in their students and present yourself as a good fit. They will want you when you are a good fit.
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