Misrepresented GPA during interview.

I interviewed with a BB and during the interview, I lied about my GPA by .06 points. At the time, I had forgotten what it was - it's not listed on my resume, and I usually only interview for tech companies, who never ask about GPA. The number that popped up in my head sounded right, and it actually was my cumulative GPA after first semester junior year when I was applying for internships, but it dropped after second semester junior year. Anyways, I don't remember if the interviewer wrote it down on his copy of my resume or not.

Long story short, I got an offer from the BB. I am certain that they will ask for a transcript. Should I email them now about the discrepancy, or should I keep mum, raise my GPA this semester, and send them my official transcript once they actually request it?

Comments (11)

Oct 16, 2014 - 3:08pm

This is what I like to call... Wasted worry.

If you said you had a 3.9 when in all actuality you had a 3.45 and just added the decimals together, then yeah, that's something that needs to be clarified. Saying you had a 3.77 instead of a 3.71 isn't a big deal at all. The first decimal digit is the important one.

make it hard to spot the general by working like a soldier
Oct 16, 2014 - 3:20pm

It's still irrelevant. If you rounded either of the GPA's they would both go to a 3.4. So even if they asked you could say I said 3.4 not 3.44 because I rounded my 3.38 to 3.4...

make it hard to spot the general by working like a soldier
Oct 16, 2014 - 3:15pm

So you mean you were off by 0.06, as in you said 3.8 and it was actually a 3.74? That's a felony in 29 states so I hope you're in one of the other 21 states, or at least you know a good white collar lawyer.

It doesn't matter. Like @"Skinnayyy" said, if you had lied/were off by 0.6 (3.3 to 3.9) then you'd have to worry but I highly doubt anyone will notice it.

Oct 16, 2014 - 3:25pm

A less than .1 difference won't matter that much UNLESS
you say 4.0 when its 3.9X
you say 3.0 when its 2.9X

"It is better to have a friendship based on business, than a business based on friendship." - Rockefeller. "Live fast, die hard. Leave a good looking body." - Navy SEAL
Oct 16, 2014 - 3:57pm

Don't worry about it. The GPA is meant as a culling tool. Once you get the interview, it's about you as a person and what you can bring to the table. Don't mention it to HR and just send your transcript. I would be very surprised if HR makes any deal about it.

--Death, lighter than a feather; duty, heavier than a mountain
Oct 16, 2014 - 4:39pm
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