GPA Converter

List of Common GPA Conversions

Letter Grade Percent Grade 4.0 GPA Scale
A+ 97–100 4.0
A 93–96 4.0
A- 90–92 3.7
B+ 87–89 3.3
B 83–86 3.0
B- 80–82 2.7
C+ 77–79 2.3
C 73–76 2.0
C- 70–72 1.7
D+ 67–69 1.3
D 65–66 1.0
F Below 65 0.0

Is a 1.7 GPA Good?

A 1.7 GPA is well under the national average of a 3.0 GPA. A 1.7 GPA is low by comparison. However, it won’t take much to tip your GPA over the 2.0 mark.

For high school students

A 1.7 won’t look good when applying to universities. You’ll need to raise it at least a point or so to be considered for admission.

For college students

Most graduate programs won’t consider applications with a GPA under 2.5. Your GPA shows your readiness for a more rigorous level of study, and a 1.7 GPA doesn’t inspire much confidence in that regard.

How Can I Raise My GPA?

It’s better to think of raising your GPA in small increments, rather than big jumps. Simple consistency is the key to salvaging your GPA.

  • Prioritize your studies, scaling back on extracurricular activities to focus on raising your GPA.

  • Request extra work and feedback from your instructor.

  • Complete assignments and study for tests well in advance.

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