How to list this low GPA for IB roles?

I got an F in a language class and now have a 3.15 cum GPA. Nothing I can do about it now. Without counting this course, I have a 3.8 cumulative gpa. I also have a 3.7 Major GPA(econ).

How do I best list GPA on my resume when applying to investment banking roles? Do I need to keep on my cum GPA of 3.15?

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Mar 26, 2019

Hate to see it. Yeah, if that's you're cumulative, then that's you're cumulative when you list it. I would list major GPA however.

Mar 26, 2019

Do you mean just list major GPA and omit cumulative?

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Mar 26, 2019

If its not too late, I'd retake that class in the summer or another semester. Can't let one class kill a great gpa

Mar 26, 2019

at my school, retaking the class doesnt change the grade or increase gpa unfortunately

Mar 26, 2019

I got a C in a class and ended up doing a medical drop because other events occurred in the semester that i could use as an excuse. I would highly recommend seeing if your school has that option or if you could do a late drop or anything to get this off your transcript.

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Mar 26, 2019

Only put your Major GPA.

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Mar 26, 2019
  1. What about GPA dropdown menus?
  2. Will it be considered as cheating or untrustworthiness by anyone? I want to make it clear that I'm not trying to lie - just show the best version of myself.
Mar 26, 2019
  1. Don't lie
  2. you are omitting stuff not lying. You are presenting the best version of yourself to maximise your chances.
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Mar 26, 2019

if wework can get away with Community Adjusted EBITDA, you can get away with your proforma GPA.

just draft a PP slide with the bridge showing what your GPA would have been without partying, extra-curriculars, and your language class. attach it to the appendix of your resume and you should be all set.

pls convert slide to pdf. send over asap. ill turn and get it back to you before next round of apps. thx

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Mar 28, 2019

You list it as "GPA: 3.15" and can add "Major GPA: 3.7"

You can't say "GPA without the one class I bombed: 3.8"

You hope you get the chance to explain it in an interview. Also, if one class is dropping your gpa by .65 then you likely don't have many credits yet. You can still finish strong with a better GPA. I get that it will strongly impact SA recruiting though, which is likely why you're asking.

Mar 26, 2019

it was a 6 hour course, I really messed up but thanks

Apr 15, 2019
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