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Suggested timeframe of completion: January 1- March 1

This is usually the time when students start to realize just how important their GPA is, as it’s a major factor in which colleges, educational and certificate programs, scholarships, and internships you will eligible for after graduation and can affect your competitiveness for apprenticeships or jobs after graduation.

Tips to raise your GPA

  1. Put in a bit more study time
  2. Stay on top of your grades through the semester/trimester
  3. Check with your teacher to see if there are things you might be able to do to raise your grades.
  4. Retake a class you didn’t do as well as you would have liked to.
  5. If taking advanced or college prep course, make sure your grades are properly weighted.
  6. If you took any high school classes prior to 9th grade make sure they are on your transcript.

Use the Next Steps’ GPA Calculator to find out where you stand.

GPA Calculator

Enter your results from Next Steps Idaho' GPA calculator.

Total # of Units Grade Point Average Total Grade Points

Now that you know your GPA, does it meet the minimum requirements for the major or programs of study you’re interested in pursuing or the school you’re interested in attending?