7/23/11

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!!!

Comments (28)

7/23/11

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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7/23/11

"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.

In reply to Flake
7/23/11
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!

7/23/11

lol you Michigan kids or is this Cornell

In reply to Solidarity
7/23/11
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?

7/23/11

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
7/23/11
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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7/23/11

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
7/23/11
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
7/23/11
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?

7/23/11

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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7/23/11

^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.

7/23/11

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.

7/23/11

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.

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In reply to Flake
7/23/11
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.

7/23/11

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
7/23/11
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.

7/23/11
7/24/11

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!

7/24/11

im drunk

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

In reply to djfiii
7/24/11
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

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7/24/11

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

7/24/11
7/24/11
In reply to street_secrets
7/24/11
street_secrets:

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

It was a 4.0 scale when I was there. The website seems to indicate it's still a 4.0 scale for BBA (MBA / MAcc don't have GPA's at all), just honors, etc.

Where are you guys getting this info?

7/24/11

Some guy that I PMed me on here before

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7/27/11

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