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Hi,

So my school runs on a 4.3 GPA scale. I have a 4.00. Would it be ethical to write just "* Cumulative GPA: 4.00" instead of "* Cumulative GPA: 4.00/4.3"? converting to 4.0 scale based on school's official guideline, my GPA would be 3.87/4.00...

So is it okay to write 4.00 GPA instead of 4.00/4.3 ?

Thanks!!!

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Comments (28)

  • Flake's picture

    No retard. Put 4.00/4.30 or 3.87/4.00. Putting 4.00 without specifying the scale is deceptive.

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  • mozacq's picture

    "If you have to ask then you already know the answer."

    Think about it...you really think 3.87 or 4.0/4.3 is going to hurt you.

  • Solidarity's picture

    lol you Michigan kids or is this Cornell

  • In reply to Flake
    Universite's picture

    Flake:
    No retard. Put 4.00/4.30 or 3.87/4.00. Putting 4.00 without specifying the scale is deceptive.

    lol yeah i guess ur rite.. thanks. i see that ur an associate in ER. im starting soph year this fall, do you have any firms that hire sophs for research? thx!

  • Flake's picture

    I wish I had your GPA sophmore year. I also wish I didn't go to a community college.

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  • In reply to Universite
    wolverine19x89's picture

    Universite:
    Solidarity:
    lol you Michigan kids or is this Cornell

    Why does it matter? Also it is incredibly mundane to generalize people based on their schools...don't you think so?

    I think he's narrowed it down to those two schools because they (Well I know Michigan for sure, not positive on Cornell) grade on that scale. I'm not sure how many other schools do...

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  • seedy underbelly's picture

    GPA scales are necessary on a resume because they vary so much. MIT, for instance, has GPAs out of 5.0.

    lol I don't understand why people on this site are so curious about where random posters go to school.

  • In reply to seedy underbelly
    Flake's picture

    seedy underbelly:
    GPA scales are necessary on a resume because they vary so much. MIT, for instance, has GPAs out of 5.0.

    lol I don't understand why people on this site are so curious about where random posters go to school.

    It's either that or asking about cock size...

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  • In reply to seedy underbelly
    Universite's picture

    seedy underbelly:
    GPA scales are necessary on a resume because they vary so much. MIT, for instance, has GPAs out of 5.0.

    lol I don't understand why people on this site are so curious about where random posters go to school.

    Well what I want to do is give an impression that my school is at 4.0 - I could give that impression with Dean's Honour List and top 10% of class. yes? no?

  • Flake's picture

    Dude put a 3.87, or round up to a 3.9, or just do 4.00/4.30. Add your dean's honor list and top 10% of class. That will be more than enough and will still be impressive. Don't try to deceive anyone. They'll see your transcript anyway.

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  • seedy underbelly's picture

    ^Yes you can.

    You can leave the scale off if you REALLY want to. I know that several applicants do, mostly because they think it's irrelevant. If it's asked for, just provide it.

    There's always a chance that it could upset the interviewers though.

  • Nouveau Richie's picture

    Universite:
    Hi,

    So my school runs on a 4.3 GPA scale. I have a 4.00. Would it be ethical to write just "* Cumulative GPA: 4.00" instead of "* Cumulative GPA: 4.00/4.3"? converting to 4.0 scale based on school's official guideline, my GPA would be 3.87/4.00...

    So is it okay to write 4.00 GPA instead of 4.00/4.3 ?

    Thanks!!!

    The correct answer is to put 3.9/4.0.

    You would never put 4.00/4.3 because those are not equivalent in terms of significant figures. (If you don't think things like that matter, you will be a lousy banker.) Also, you wouldn't put 3.87/4.00 because rounding has been established as a resume "best practice" where applicable (i.e. when you can round up), making 3.9 better than 3.87.

    Furthermore, the reason one would not write 4.0/4.3 instead of 3.9/4.0 is because as a percentage of perfection, 3.9/4.0 is more complete than 4.0/4.3. (That is to say, 3.9 is 97.5% of 4.0, while 4.0 is only 93.0% of 4.3.)

    QED mothafucka.

  • Flake's picture

    I agree with Nouveau. Ignore my 3.87 and 4.00/4.30 suggestions...but I still think that putting "Cumulative GPA: 4.0" is deceiving and wrong.

    Under my tutelage, you will grow from boys to men. From men into gladiators. And from gladiators into SWANSONS.

  • In reply to Flake
    Nouveau Richie's picture

    Flake:
    I agree with Nouveau. Ignore my 3.87 and 4.00/4.30 suggestions...but I still think that putting "Cumulative GPA: 4.0" is deceiving and wrong.

    Agreed. I could see it being perceived as deceptive. For the potential risk of coming off as a weird/sketchy/scrupulous guy, the marginal payout really isn't there.

  • Universite's picture

    Thank you for all your comments guys, I think I'll just keep it at 4.0/4.3 since that's how my transcript displays it (well it displays it at 4.000/4.3 lol) but good call on the significant figures thing Riche, I didn't realise it before.

    I think I am going to put up my revised resume for critique in a bit, to get more advice there. Thanks again for all your advice!

  • In reply to wolverine19x89
    djfiii's picture

    scottj19x89:
    Universite:
    Solidarity:
    lol you Michigan kids or is this Cornell

    Why does it matter? Also it is incredibly mundane to generalize people based on their schools...don't you think so?

    I think he's narrowed it down to those two schools because they (Well I know Michigan for sure, not positive on Cornell) grade on that scale. I'm not sure how many other schools do...

    negative ghost rider. Michigan uses a 4.0 scale.

  • Universite's picture

    ugh stupid razume won't convert

  • ColumbiaKid123's picture

    I'd write 3.87 for sure. I went to a super day and saw a kid get questioned on her 4.0, not because they didn't believe it, but because they wondered if she had a life outside of school.

    I can't see how a 3.87 vs a 4.0 would make a difference. At that level of GPA, its all about the other stuff.

    Goodluck!

  • Neighbor's picture

    im drunk

    I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

  • In reply to djfiii
    wolverine19x89's picture

    djfiii:
    scottj19x89:
    Universite:
    Solidarity:
    lol you Michigan kids or is this Cornell

    Why does it matter? Also it is incredibly mundane to generalize people based on their schools...don't you think so?

    I think he's narrowed it down to those two schools because they (Well I know Michigan for sure, not positive on Cornell) grade on that scale. I'm not sure how many other schools do...

    negative ghost rider. Michigan uses a 4.0 scale.

    I could have sworn that I was talking to somebody from Ross that said something along the lines of it being graded out of 4.3

    If your dreams don't scare you, then they are not big enough.

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  • street_secrets's picture

    Ross allows a 4.3, the rest of UMich does not.

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  • wolverine19x89's picture

    If your dreams don't scare you, then they are not big enough.

    "There are two types of people in this world: People who say they pee in the shower, and dirty fucking liars."-Louis C.K.