Finding the Best Online Courses for GPA Bump

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JDPowerhouse
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Finding the Best Online Courses for GPA Bump

Postby JDPowerhouse » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:48 pm

Hey everyone,

I've been searching for the best online courses I can take to improve my GPA before graduation. I'd like to minimize effort while maximizing credits. Keeping cost low too is ideal, but a secondary priority. I've searched here and elsewhere for info and have read a lot about people doing it, but not at all about recommended places to do the courses. Can anyone please point me in the right direction here? If it helps at all, I'm in NYC.

It's unfortunate the system so strongly incentives this behavior.

Here is a previous thread I made with more information (not too relevant here) on my situation: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=211920

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Happy Gilmore
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Re: Finding the Best Online Courses for GPA Bump

Postby Happy Gilmore » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:52 pm

Do people actually do this?

daryldixon
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Re: Finding the Best Online Courses for GPA Bump

Postby daryldixon » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:53 pm

Any 100 level class at your local community college.

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Re: Finding the Best Online Courses for GPA Bump

Postby redsox550 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:59 pm

Happy Gilmore wrote:Do people actually do this?


jealous? I kinda am, wished I thought of this

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Re: Finding the Best Online Courses for GPA Bump

Postby xylocarp » Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:40 pm

Also interested in this. If there are cheap enough options, this isn't a bad idea.

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90convoy
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Re: Finding the Best Online Courses for GPA Bump

Postby 90convoy » Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:52 pm

100 level sociology all the way. At my local CC we had 4 week long classes 3 credits each.

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Re: Finding the Best Online Courses for GPA Bump

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:09 pm

Take what you're good at. If you can find 100-level courses of something you've already taken higher classes in, they'll be super easy.

I took freshman college algebra as an engineering super senior to bump my GPA over the cum laude threshold. I'm pretty sure I'd taken more math by that point in my academic career than the TA, who was an education major or something.

JDPowerhouse
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Re: Finding the Best Online Courses for GPA Bump

Postby JDPowerhouse » Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:19 pm

Thanks everyone for your feedback. I'll look into CC options nearby. In your experience, is it tough finding courses that don't require attendance? Finding time is my biggest challenge for this.

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Re: Finding the Best Online Courses for GPA Bump

Postby J-e-L-L-o » Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:36 am

rinkrat19 wrote:Take what you're good at. If you can find 100-level courses of something you've already taken higher classes in, they'll be super easy.

I took freshman college algebra as an engineering super senior to bump my GPA over the cum laude threshold. I'm pretty sure I'd taken more math by that point in my academic career than the TA, who was an education major or something.



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