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Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

  • after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.
  • after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Your GPA is something that is very important during your college career. It can mean the difference between getting certain opportunities or missing out on them. A high GPA will get you certain scholarships, certain internships, and could even affect your job prospects once college is over. Many of the opportunities that will be offered throughout your college career will depend on your GPA. Your GPA can help you switch majors and determine whether you can enjoy your favorite extracurricular activities. If it gets too low, it has a high potential to alter your college experience for the worse. 

College can be a stressful experience, which can make it difficult to maintain a high GPA. Developing a helpful strategy is something that can make your goals much easier to accomplish. When you know what you should do when your grades start falling behind, there is less stress on your shoulders. Not every student does amazing work all the time, and if you do slip up, you’ll know how to spring right into action to turn things around. Here are the best ways to raise your GPA and get back on track!

Use a GPA Calculator

Tracking your GPA can help keep you focused.

There are several GPA calculators that can be found online. Many of them count several factors, so you can likely find one that fits with your school’s grading scale. Learn what GPA you need to maintain to stay in your course program, and the GPA you might need to apply for the types of scholarships and degree programs that interest you. When you use a GPA calculator, you can predict what kinds of grades you’ll need ahead of time and aim to make those grades all semester. 

Don’t let your GPA be a surprise every time you see it. If you stay on top of it, you’ll do a much better job at maintaining the grades you need to accomplish your goals. 

Design a Beneficial Class Schedule for Next Semester

Separating the tougher classes from the easier ones can lighten your load. 

It might be tempting to want to get through your easy classes first, or maybe you want to get the tougher ones out of the way early on, but neither choice is a great idea. You don’t want to have some semesters you breeze through and then others you completely struggle to complete. It is best to have a balanced mix of easier and tougher classes. 

If you struggle with a certain subject, don’t take it alongside classes you have just as hard of a time in. Pair your toughest classes with the ones you know you’ll have an easier time in each semester. Instead of studying incessantly for four classes all semester, if you can, choose to go through that trouble for the least number of classes at once. 

These dry-erase dot decals provide a nice and stylish space for your plans. You can write out anything that is important for you to keep track of, and glance at it anytime you need a refresher. These are convenient and reusable. These are actually black marker boards with white dry erase markers, and they look like small chalkboards and work just as well!

Participate in Classes

For many professors, participation counts. 

This student is ready to earn herself a higher score.

Some professors make it clear that they value class participation. Others may not, but there is still a high chance that they will take your amount of participation into consideration when calculating your final scores. Participation points can make a big difference towards your final grade. Even if you get all A’s on your exams, depending on the class, your level of participation could lower your overall score to a B. On the other hand, if you have a lower test and homework average, an A in participation can help boost your final class scores by a lot!

Turn In Your Work On Time

Late work can lower your scores. 

Turning in your work on time can sometimes be a challenge, especially when you’re struggling with the material. There are times when you need to turn your work in late, but it can do you more harm than good. Even if you’ve managed to do a better job on the assignment than you would have if you’d turned it in sooner, you can likely suffer the loss of many points. 

Many professors take points off of even perfect work when it's turned in late. Some of them even offer scales that will show you how many points you lose with each day your work is late. It is best to hand in your work by the deadline to earn your highest scores. Even if you make some mistakes, you can end up with a better score than if you had turned the assignment in late. 

Reach Out to the Professors of Your Problem Classes

Your professors want to help you.

This one-on-one attention will bode well for his test scores. Image courtesy of Homework Help Global.

If you’re having trouble with certain classes, it is a good idea to go visit those professors. Use their office hours to find the best times to reach them. You will not be wasting their time, but rather you’ll be utilizing it the way they intended. Most professors are happy to help when their students come to them for assistance. For many of them, the more they get to speak about the subject they teach, the better. 

When you see your professors privately, they can help you understand the information that you couldn’t grasp in a large classroom setting. In your professor’s office, you can ask in-depth questions until you understand the topic. Even if it takes several one-on-one meetings, your professor won’t get sick of you. They signed on to help you in whatever ways they can. Even if you continue to struggle, your professors will realize just how hard you’re working to grasp the material. They may take that into consideration and create chances for you to improve your final scores. 

Get a Tutor

A tutor can help you drastically raise your exam scores. 

If you’re struggling with a course, a tutor can be something that really benefits you. Most colleges provide tutoring services for free. It is a built-in benefit that you should really take advantage of. When a subject is tough to understand, someone else can help you tackle the aspects that make it difficult for you. Your professor won’t have a ton of free time to help you because of their other students, but tutors are hired to dedicate time to the students who sign up for help. Based on the way your school runs the program, you can get substantial time with a tutor. 

It is best to sign up for a tutor as soon as possible. Once you start having a hard time understanding a class’s material, don’t wait until you’ve fallen very behind, find a tutor right away to stay on top of your grades. It is good to make sure you understand the basics to the fullest extent before you move on to more difficult subject matter. 

Improve Your Study Habits

Studying is an important part of college. 

She is actually enjoying her study time. Image courtesy of Peterson’s

Not everyone has the best study habits. Studying is often done by students at the last minute, and it tends to be a stress-filled experience that involves attempting to memorize everything they can before an exam. That is not the most effective way to study. This type of study method can actually do your grades more harm than good. When you’re panicked and sleep deprived, studying will likely not improve your knowledge of a subject too well. Your brain retains information best when you are calm and well rested. 

Studying is best done in advance. You should start studying a subject as soon as the class begins. This might sound like it's too early, but retaining small bursts of information at a time is a lot easier than trying to memorize weeks worth of information at once. 

Make sure you set aside regular time to look over the information you’ve learned. When you start studying on a schedule right away, studying becomes a relaxing part of your routine. You will feel a lot more confident when exam time does approach. While your peers are skipping meals and losing sleep, you can focus on resting before an exam knowing that you’ve already prepared along the way. 

This healthy snack pack from OCM will keep you nourished during your study sessions. These snacks are as healthy as they are tasty. You don’t need to work hard on an empty stomach when you have these within reach. Plantain chips, chickpea white cheddar puffs, salted peanuts, and many more can be found in this snack pack. This will make studying so much more enjoyable. 

Drop a Difficult Course

Sometimes it is best to let a course go.

Every day doesn’t have to be this stressful. Image courtesy of The Site

Dropping a tough class will earn you a better GPA than getting a D would. When you start off doing very badly in a class, it might be a good idea to drop it. If the class is not a necessary prerequisite for something you need, bowing out early can be more of a benefit than a loss to you. 

Sometimes it is the case that you are not prepared for what a class actually entails, and sometimes you’ve taken too big a load on at once. Dropping the difficult class as soon as possible will reduce your stress throughout the semester. Rather than waste time struggling with a class you might drop down the line, clear up your time for other classes as soon as you start considering it. If you do miss the deadline to drop classes, you can withdraw. It will show up on your transcript, but it will not affect your GPA. 

Retake Classes

It’s not the end of the world if you have to retake a class. 

If you’ve already gotten low grades in some of your classes, it might be worth it to retake a class. It is not an easy decision to make, but in some circumstances, it may be best for your GPA. Every college has different policies when it comes to retaking classes. Some colleges will replace your low grade with your second grade, and some will average the scores together. 

If you need to maintain a minimum GPA, retaking a class could be your best move. It might seem like a waste of time, but improving a past grade will put you on track to maintain a better GPA. The less low grades you have count towards your GPA, the better your chances to obtain a high one in the end. Even if it takes you longer to graduate, you’ll end up with better opportunities when you have a higher GPA. You’ll get to hold onto scholarships, get internships, and get into graduate programs if that’s your goal. 

When you do end up retaking a course, make sure to approach it with a different strategy than you did the first time. Pay close attention early on and get yourself a tutor right away if you need to. It is also best to retake a class as soon as it is possible so at least some of the material is still fresh in your mind. Going into the class prepared this time can lead to better results in the end. 

A high GPA can be difficult to maintain when there is a lot on your plate, but a few strategies can help improve your situation if you’ve fallen behind. Low scores are not the end of the world when you know how to go about fixing them.