Today I found out my GPA and I was extremely disappointed by it. My average from Freshman and Sophomore year is a 2.6. This year however for my first trimester I got a 3.1 GPA. I have been cracking down, getting A’s and B’s, but I want more drastic of a change. For this trimester I want to get like a 3.8 or something way higher than a 3.1. Does that mean I have to get all A’s?
Is there any possible way I can get my GPA up to a 3.0 from a 2.6 by the end of Junior year? I’ll even push it, is it possible to get a 4.0 by the end of Senior year?
look up colleges specifically that you are applying to. some throw out your freshman year grades like the university of california schools I'm applying to. so if you don't count your freshman year grades you could get a 3.2 by the end of high school if you get 3.5 for the rest of the time.
and don't get down on yourself about going to a "good" college. Lots of people start at a junior college or state university and can go on to get a masters from an ivy league or something like stanford. with your academic record, lots of schools especially private ones will hesitate to accept you because of sophomore year grades. But this will help you in the long run because it takes a long time to retrain your study habits and get the grades you want. Once you have a bachelor's in something universities only look at your grades from the past 4 years so it's a clean slate for you if you want to go on to a higher degree. just have to pay the piper for now. good luck and it's great that you're trying to turn this around now.
just two questions, what are you going to major in? and does your school do weighted GPAs on a 5.0 out of 4.0 scale for honors and AP classes? (if you're in any?) that is what makes my GPA really good at my school and can really help you raise yours
GPA is figured out by the average of grades. Without more information we can't assume much.
Break down each year with how many classes and the grades given. 4 pts for A, 3 pts for B, etc.
Freshman year had W classes for a total of S pts
Sophomore year had X classes for a total of T pts
Junior year I have Y classes for a total of You pts
Senior year I am taking Z classes
GPA of 2.6 = (S + T)/(W + X)
Junior year 3.0 = (S + T + U)/(W + X + Y)
It may be possible to get a 4.0 for your Senior year but the average will probably be lower than that. Honors classes for your Junior and Senior year could have brought it closer to 4.0 if you finished well.
I don't know how your grading system works, but maybe this will help. What I would do is take a look at the classes you have and figure out how much each letter grade is worth and the grade you think you can get in the class if you work really hard. Add up the points and then divide by the number of classes you're taking to come up with and estimate of what your GPA will look like. I would suggest taking some weighted classes if you can handle it because that will definitely boost your GPA. Also, by 4.0 in your senior year, are you referring to your cumulative GPA? Or just that year? If it's your overall GPA then you need to use your GPAs from each trimester to figure out what you need for a 4.0.