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Why Your GPA Matters

Posted by Marissa

Hello Students!


College is an exciting experience, and you want to make sure you do the best you can academically to prepare as well as when you’re in college. One of the major things colleges look for is a good grade point average (GPA). As a graduating college senior, I know how important a GPA can be for your future. Your GPA is the calculated average of the letter grades you earn in school, based on a 4.0 scale. Each letter grade is designated to a number and the scale is as follows: A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0.


Your GPA is important for the following reasons:

  • In high school, your GPA can make you eligible to take Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) classes in your junior and senior years, which boosts your GPA even higher.
  • The better your GPA, the better chances you have of getting into the college of your choice.
  • It’s important to keep your GPA high throughout college because it looks good for future jobs.
  • If you plan on pursing higher education after you graduate college, it may be required to have a certain GPA, so keep it high.
  • High GPA’s can be a determining factor when receiving scholarships.

Remember, your GPA can make a huge difference in your future! Make sure you work hard and always maintain a good GPA. Also, make sure you have fun while doing it!


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