Accepted an SA offer from a top BB for Tokyo office. Everything was dandy until background check, I was asked for an official transcript. I did not lie about my cumulative gpa.
I dont know if the transcript for my school (US) is typical. They way my school does it is that it categorizes by semester in chronological order and list courses + gpa for that term. At the very end of the transcript it shows the cumulative gpa.
My transcript is two pages. The first page lists my coursework and gpa for Fall 2007, Winter 2008 and the second page list my coursework and gpa for Fall 2008, Winter 2009, Fall 2009, and my current course work, and at the very end of the second page were two lines listing my cumulative gpa (which is exactly what I list on my resume).
I had really crappy gpa my freshman year (3.03 and 2.97) and I have been getting 4.0s every since so my cumulative gpa is up to 3.65.
This HR person received my transcript and sent me a email. "Your offer has been withdrawn because you listed your gpa as 3.65 while your gpa is 3.03 (which is my gpa for my Fall 2007 term)". I called her but she barely speaks english and after a while she said she doesnt want to listen to excuses, and that I lied on my resume and there is no way I get my offer back. WTF?
I already turned down my other offers. I have no other contact in HR with the BB. Receptionist wont transfer me to anyone who I can talk to!!
Is the format of my transcript typical of US universities? I mean arent they experienced with reading transcripts? How the hell could they not know how to read a transcript? What should I do now? The HR person clearly doesnt read and doesnt listen either. What should I do now?