Boost Your GPA with Online High School Courses This Summer!

Freaking out because you need to repeat a class you didn’t pass during the school year? Need to squeeze in another AP class to boost the rigor of your schedule or improve your GPA before applying to the UCs? Enroll now for summer online classes!

Remember that, to improve your GPA, all non-passing grades MUST be repeated PRIOR to the start of senior year! All UC-approved A-G (including AP and Honors) courses completed AFTER the end of freshman year and BEFORE the start of senior year (that means all courses completed during the summer, in addition to the ones completed during sophomore and junior years) will be included in the GPA calculated for admission evaluation!

Your local community college is usually your best bet (no cost if your counselor signs off on the enrollment). Online high school courses tend to be pricey, but they serve as a good alternative if you need them (there are usually no hoops to jump through, just pay and take the classes).

Find the most current list of (somewhat) affordable online high school options here (the list includes links to the course catalog, pricing, content delivery and schedule, UC-approved course list, and customer service contact). Always verify that the class you want to take is on the UC-approved course list before enrolling.

There are other UC-approved online high schools, but the ones on my list 1) have part-time enrollment options (you can take just one or two classes and not have to worry about admission or full-time enrollment); 2) will issue a separate transcript (so you don’t have to worry about your high school refusing to add the course to your transcript); and 3) offer courses that cost under $1,000.

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