So I have a question about how to put my GPA on my resume for the upcoming internship deadlines. I received a 3.97 GPA in one year at one private university. I then transferred to another school (a much better one) where I received a 3.5 GPA in one semester. Can I put "cumulative GPA" 3.8 with both schools combined...or will they want them separate?
Does Cumulative GPA Include Transfer Credits
Lots of questions come up when putting together a resume and GPAs are definitely high on the list. There seems to be some disagreement about cumulative GPAs among our users but the general consensus seems to be that it is better to list the GPAs from different schools separately.
The reasoning for this is it is more transparent while combining the two may raise questions. Also, if you're transferring from a community college to an Ivy League school, the difficulty of the classes is significantly different so it may be considered misleading to combine them.
User @ITSALLABOUTTHEEU disagrees and shares this perspective:
Combined and if they bring it up you should discuss. The last thing you want on your resume is 5 different gpas on your resume. The reviewer will get annoyed and potentially through it out.
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