Is a 1.2 GPA Good?
A 1.2 GPA is much lower than the national average of a 3.0 GPA. A GPA this low implies the student is unlikely to be ready for higher education. If you have several semesters left before your scheduled graduation, there may be time to recover your GPA.
For high school students
A 1.2 GPA is insufficient to enter an institution of higher learning. Your GPA is more an indicator of how seriously you take your studies than an indicator of your raw intelligence.
For college students
If you plan on furthering your education, you may need to take additional classes to raise your GPA. If you’re going into the workforce, your GPA may not matter as much, especially if you have a portfolio demonstrating proficiency in your field.
How Can I Raise My GPA?
Consistency is key to a high GPA. This involves regular studying, actively participating in class and submitting work in a timely manner.
Don’t pack your course load with classes you expect will be difficult.
Make time to study, even when you don’t have a test coming up.
If you don’t understand the material, don’t be shy about asking your instructor to clarify.