GPA drop after accepting offer of Big Four Consulting

I got the offer with my transcript that looked good without the last semester when the hiring was conducted. But I am having a huge trouble with one 1-credit technical class and it's not required so it won't affect graduation. I think I am gonna fail that one as the duration of the course is only 1/3 of the semester and I can barely save it with only days remaining.

The firm only mentioned they wanted a GPA higher than 3.5 (I will try to make it as the F is just 1 credit). Will they take back my offer and should I start looking for other jobs?

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Oct 28, 2017 - 11:43am

Hey Mike,
Thank you for comforting me. Of course I tried but since the class is approaching the end, student service cannot let me drop now. I think I might ask HR for their opinions but I really need to be careful I think. What if they don't even care or don't even ask for my final transcript... I surely shouldn't make it a bigger...

 
Oct 28, 2017 - 12:58pm

You've already signed the offer- as long as your other grades are still good, a 1 credit F won't bury you imo

I don't think you need to bring it up at all, if they ask for your transcripts then you can maybe add a note, but still shouldn't be a big deal

They're looking for reasons to keep you, not shove you out after months of recruiting- just do your best to finish with the best grades possible in everything else and I doubt it comes up

 
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Oct 30, 2017 - 2:36pm

mike ross:

You've already signed the offer- as long as your other grades are still good, a 1 credit F won't bury you imo

I don't think you need to bring it up at all, if they ask for your transcripts then you can maybe add a note, but still shouldn't be a big deal

They're looking for reasons to keep you, not shove you out after months of recruiting- just do your best to finish with the best grades possible in everything else and I doubt it comes up

This coming from a guy who lied about attending Harvard and faked his way into being a lawyer. Don't listen to him,

 
Oct 28, 2017 - 1:41pm

If your GPA drops below 3.5, your offer will be rescinded. This happened to a good friend of mine and she had a real bad circumstance regarding the drop in her GPA (which was barely even a drop), but they didn't want to hear it. She had to look for a SA position elsewhere and I felt really bad for her. Sucks.

 
Oct 30, 2017 - 1:31am

This happened to someone in my start class that even interned at the firm. They let him know during training actually, which I think was very poorly done. He ended up getting a job somewhere else, but still I can't imagine how he must have been feeling.

Quant (ˈkwänt) n: An expert, someone who knows more and more about less and less until they know everything about nothing.

 
Oct 28, 2017 - 11:03pm

Its probably a soft GPA requirement to filter out early candidates rather than rescind offers due to changes in GPA post offer.

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