IS THIS JUST A HIGH SCHOOL THING?
Keeping your grade point average (GPA) up can be vital to your academic success, both now and in the future. Slacking off now in high school could affect your ability to not only get accepted into a college or university, but it could also have massive influence on whether you can afford it. The higher your GPA is the more scholarships and grants you are able to receive, a student with a 3.8 or higher is not begging to enter a university, he/she is letting the universities bid for their registration. Even in college, you must maintain a high GPA, failing to do so could land you on academic probation, or the university could yank your scholarship. Get in the habit of keeping your GPA high right now, so that you don't struggle to keep it up later.
GPA IS JUST A SCHOOL THING RIGHT?
Thankfully, most employers don't enforce these same academic standards on their applicants. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers' "Job Outlook 2005" survey, 70 percent of hiring managers do report screening applicants based on their GPA, but the largest group say they use a 3.0 as their cutoff.
All other factors being equal, an employer is more likely to choose the candidate with stellar grades.
HOW CAN I KEEP TRACK OF MY PROGRESS?
We have created a form you can use to record your GPA based on your progress report or report card.
Using this worksheet can help you keep track of how your GPA is progressing throughout your acdemic school year. Be sure and complete this form everytime you receive a progress report and report card.
REMEMBER: Most students don't concentrate on their GPA until their senior year... unfortunately, by then... IT'S TOO LATE!