If you currently have a 2.0 and are researching what this means to your academic future, this page has resources which will cover the following.
A 2.0 is lowest GPA that has any realistic chance of getting into a traditional four-year college. While it may be good enough, in reality, your choices are very limited. You will find more options if you consider two year community colleges that offer open admission to all GPA's.
A 2.0 grade point average is a numerical representation of your course letter grades on a 4.0 scale. Your 2.0 GPA indicates you averaged C grades in your classes and delivered satisfactory but below average performance. The percent equivalent of a 2.0 grade point average is 73% on the percentage grading scale. This means that you scored an average of 73% on tests and assignments. GPA values for C letter grades range from 2.0 to 2.2. Your 2.0 GPA positions you at the lower end of the C range. If you earn C's in all of your classes, you would have a 2.0 GPA. Learn more about what the C letter grade signifies.
The table below will help you see how high or low you can possibly change your GPA if you currently have a 2.0. 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.
By examining the average high school GPA for students who were admitted to 1,369 selective four-year colleges, we can see how a 2.0 compares when applying to college. Nearly all of the colleges in the U.S. have an average accepted student GPA higher than a 2.0.
A C average is often considered the lowest GPA where you have a chance to get into standard four year colleges so your choices are limited. Here are 6 selective four year colleges where the average high school grades for incoming freshman is in the 2.0 range (+/- 0.2). You have a competitive chance getting into all of these schools with a 2.0. Some popular colleges are...
There are 8 reach colleges where you can possibly get in with a 2.0 GPA. Acceptance may be more difficult because your grades are a bit lower than their average or competition for acceptance is high.
Additionally, you should keep in mind these 445 safety schools where their average GPA is either lower or the colleges have open admission policies (100% acceptance). You are likely to get into these colleges so they are a good backup plan.
Also consider starting out at a two year community college and getting your grades up. If you put in some hard work and earn a higher GPA in community college, you can then transfer to a more selective four year college for your remaining years.
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.