What are some classes that help boost my GPA?

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Currently, I find myself in quite the pickle. As of Fall 2020 I have finished all my pre-req courses, csu requirements, and general ED. My GPA as of right now is a 2.8 and I really need it to just hit that 3.3 to be competitive for the particular program I am looking into. I already have one retake in A/P part 1 and received a C. Part 2 an A, and Micro C, Chemistry C (my other pre-reqs I received B's).I'm not sure if retaking any of these courses will look so hot on my transcript when I apply, so I was thinking of taking a nursing related course that I am confident I can pass with an A. It's a basic CNA class that can most likely boost my GPA. I still need to take a fitness course to finish one of my AA's and I know that will be an easy A as well. Is something like those courses recommended to boost a GPA? or should I retake some of those science courses?

Have you tried speaking with someone in the nursing department at the school you're planning to apply to? No point in retaking courses unless necessary. The best place to start is the program for which you plan to apply as each program is different.

Arts appreciation , intro to computers , medical terminology and humanities are a couple of easy ones.

Spanish for health professionals, Religen (2 classes), Chemistry 1 and 2, gen chem 1 and 2, organic chem , any politics classes, music, social classes, 

1 minute ago, blenderbottle said:

Spanish for health professionals, Religen (2 classes), Chemistry 1 and 2, gen chem 1 and 2, organic chem , any politics classes, music, social classes, 

Chem raises GPA? tell me more LOL

if you check professor on ratemyprofessor webpage before taking class chnce of you getting a is much higher. I was taking Chemistry at local college I got B, than I research colleges / professors and re-take Chemistry classess I got A+. Professor can make a difference B to A+ , and to get A+ I had to work much less (professor is really good )

I could not agree more with checking ratemyprofessor. Because of ratemyprofessor I was able to basically vet all of my professors and enroll in a class that I knew would be a good fit. With one of my professors I knew beforehand that his study guides were very much on par with the test. I have had straight A's since using ratemyprofessor. Don't get me wrong I still worked my butt off, especially in A&P. But I had an incredible professor who really explained things and he also graded on a curve. 

As for which classes to take definitely reach out to the nursing department so you don't waste your time taking classes that might not count. 

Tbh taking classes that are either 4 or 5 units are the best way to boost your GPA the farthest, and quickest. I’ve been also trying to boost my GPA, but have noticed that 3 unit classes only take it up a little, and 1-2 barely helps at all.  If I wanted to only take 3 unit classes to go up a point, it would take me several semesters. 

On 1/5/2021 at 5:43 AM, stormii said:

Tbh taking classes that are either 4 or 5 units are the best way to boost your GPA the farthest, and quickest. I’ve been also trying to boost my GPA, but have noticed that 3 unit classes only take it up a little, and 1-2 barely helps at all.  If I wanted to only take 3 unit classes to go up a point, it would take me several semesters. 

I know exactly what you mean! I'm in 2, 3 unit courses and a 7 unit class to help boost my GPA, but over the Summer it looks like I'll need to decide on what science class to take 😞