Hairy grade advicePE
Hey everyone- I've been put in a situation by my UC school that threatens my upcoming recruitment cycle:
I currently work as a summer analyst at a large ($2Bn) PE fund on the west coast. I got here because of my abilities in networking and interviewing.
I am a Math & Stats double major with a winter quarter GPA of 3.4
This past quarter, I applied for withdrawal from 2 courses and did not take their respective finals. I was later denied the withdrawals and given 2 F's, effectively lowering me to a 3.1 GPA for Spring '11. I can retake these courses, replacing these F's with (hopefully) A's next spring (2012). Unfortunately, this is way after I intend on starting recruitment (late August).
I have no doubt that I can get my Resume in the hands of MD's at BB firms. My concern though is that if I don't include the 2 F's, I'm lying about my GPA as it appears on transcript. But if I do, my already low GPA will be more likely to get thrown in the pile of rejections. I think any asterisk will prove myself too much of a headache and also get thrown in with the others.
To clarify, these 2 grades will NOT be counted towards my GPA once retaken.