How wrong is this on a scale of 1-10

Yacht_man's picture
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Some of the online internship applications ask for overall GPA - my cumulative GPA sucks (3.3) because I did nothing freshman year however I have managed to keep all my major classes (econ, finance, accounting etc) at a 3.9 - would it be wrong for me to fill this out as overall GPA?

I probably already know the answer to this but I can't help but think as soon as a recruiter sees a sub-par GPA and non-target my application will go in the scrap paper box.

Comments (4)

Oct 10, 2009


-0.4 because online apps are somewhat useless anyway - (hopefully) the resume GPA would hold more weight than the overall that you have to, truthfully, put in there.

Oct 10, 2009

give it a try

remember to update us when you go through background check at a bank

Oct 11, 2009

Never going to work. Unfortunately your G.P.A. is going to restrict you from getting interviews at banks that place a heavy weight on G.P.A. I suggest you move on and not waste your time with that application.


Oct 11, 2009