First we must look at what you have done in High School and what you need to do. When colleges and universities look at your grades, they calculate something called your “core GPA.” This GPA is based on your grades in the following subjects: English, Math, History, Science and Foreign Language. They don’t factor in PE, Drama or Music or Art, Foods, Photography, Computer programming, Service or Teachers Assist. or any other elective. This being the case, its very important that you get A’s or B’s in these classes.
Having a core GPA above a 3.0 will get you into at least some colleges. Anything below this number will make it much more difficult, not impossible, but difficult. Falling below this line will also limit the choices of schools that you have. Remember the higher your GPA, the more choices you have and the better chance you have of getting into the school of your choice.