1.7 GPA

C- letter grade and 70 percent

1.7 GPA, C- letter grade and 70%


If you currently have a 1.7 and are researching what this means to your academic future, this page has resources which will cover the following.

  • Check how your GPA compares with other high school students
  • How to convert a 1.7 into a letter grade or percentage
  • See how much you can raise your current GPA

Is a 1.7 good or bad?

To put it bluntly, a 1.7 is not a good GPA. It's far below the national average high school GPA of 3.1. You don't have a realistic chance of getting into traditional four-year colleges that have competitive admissions. You need to do all you can to get your grade average above a 2.0, even better if you can raise it to a 2.5 or 3.0. As things stand, your best option for college is looking at two year community colleges that offer open admission to all GPA's.

1.7 letter grade and percentage

A 1.7 grade point average is a numerical representation of your course letter grades on a 4.0 scale. Your 1.7 GPA indicates you averaged C- grades in your classes and delivered satisfactory but below average performance. The percent equivalent of a 1.7 grade point average is 70% on the percentage grading scale. This means that you scored an average of 70% on tests and assignments. Learn more about what the C- letter grade signifies.

How can I raise my GPA?

In order to increase your 1.7 you will need to make big changes to your study habits, the sooner the better because a 1.7 is extremely low.

  • Attend all classes
  • Pay attention and take good notes in class
  • Do all of your assignments and turn them in on time
  • Practice good study habits. Every night, dedicate a block of several hours for doing homework, reviewing class notes and studying for tests
  • Ask your teacher for extra help outside of class
  • Seek assistance from a tutor for subjects you're having trouble with
  • Make friends with someone who is doing well in a class and see if they are willing to help you

Can you graduate with a 1.7?

Yes, a 1.7 is a passing GPA in high school and college and you will be allowed to to graduate. It indicates you've done the bare minimum to get by, but you have passed. Often in college it is common for core classes not to count towards your major if you received a D in them. So the overall GPA may be passing but you may need to re-take classes in order to graduate within your major.

How high can I still increase my 1.7 GPA?

The table below will help you see how high or low you can possibly change your GPA if you currently have a 1.7. As you progress in school it becomes more and more difficult to improve your overall grade point average. Select the tab and table column corresponding to the last semester you completed. Then find a row for your predicted future letter grade average. The result would be your GPA at graduation if you can maintain that letter grade.

Position of 1.7 on the GPA Scale

Conversion table of the unweighted 4.0 grade point scale with letter grade and percentage equivalents. This unweighted GPA scale is used my most U.S. high schools and colleges.

High School Grade Point Scale
GPA Grade Percent
2.1 C 75
2.0 C 73
1.9 C- 72
1.8 C- 71
1.7 C- 70
1.6 D+ 69
1.5 D+ 68
1.4 D+ 67
1.3 D+ 67
1.2 D 66

View complete GPA scale