Ugh frustrating GPA rounding on resume question

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CGPA: 3.86
Major GPA: 3.96

How would you round this on your resume?

At first I was thinking "cGPA: 3.9/4.0, major GPA: 4.0/4.0" but then I realized it would be a bit deceptive since I didn't really get a perfect major GPA.

But if I do "cGPA: 3.9/4.0, major GPA: 3.96/4.00" people might ask, why did you use different significant digits? Are you an idiot?

Should I just list out 3.86/4.00, 3.96/4.00? A 3.9/4.0 looks so much sexier than a 3.86/4.00 though...

Comments (18)

May 8, 2011

This guy never goes away huh?

Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art - Andy Warhol

May 8, 2011

3.86

May 8, 2011

whatever you want to put it really does not matter... either way you are a nerd

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May 8, 2011

no one cares. just put it to the hundredth.

May 8, 2011

GPA: 3.9
Major GPA: 4.0

No one got dinged from a few hundreths of a point. Ask Scott Morris if you don't believe me.

May 8, 2011

Its commonly known that you should go out to the millionth place.

Follow the shit your fellow monkeys say @shitWSOsays

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May 9, 2011

You've got to be the most indecisive retard that's posted on here lately. You will not make it in banking if you can't resolve a simple rounding problem on your own.

I make no apologies for being blunt.

People tend to think life is a race with other people. They don't realize that every moment they spend sprinting towards the finish line is a moment they lose permanently, and a moment closer to their death.

May 9, 2011

It doesn't friggin matter, that GPA is great anyway and rounding it won't make one damn difference

May 9, 2011

Round them both to 3.9

rounding to a 4.0 is bullshit

"The right to have children should be a marketable commodity, bought and traded by individuals but absolutely limited by the state."--Kenneth Boulding

May 11, 2011

Don't round to 4.0 unless you want to look like a dumbass when they see your transcript. Personally, I'd just list "GPA: 3.9/4.0" and be done with it--there's no need to list a major GPA when you've got a 3.9 cumulative.

May 12, 2011
SwaGGeReR:

Don't round to 4.0 unless you want to look like a dumbass when they see your transcript. Personally, I'd just list "GPA: 3.9/4.0" and be done with it--there's no need to list a major GPA when you've got a 3.9 cumulative.

Excellent advice.

Jun 13, 2011

This is the first post I've read here that actually pissed me off. Clearly with a 3.9 cgpa you're smart enough to figure out this ridiculous issue on your own. Wah Wah Wah I don't want to round to 3.9 and then leave 3.96 and risk the question of why are you using different decimals? Are you fucking serious? This post is clearly to flaunt your plump GPA. The "Ugh, I didn't get the job with my 3.86 because there was another applicant with a 3.861... I knew I should've rounded up!" story, doesn't exist.

Jun 14, 2011
rjcip331:

This is the first post I've read here that actually pissed me off. Clearly with a 3.9 cgpa you're smart enough to figure out this ridiculous issue on your own. Wah Wah Wah I don't want to round to 3.9 and then leave 3.96 and risk the question of why are you using different decimals? Are you fucking serious? This post is clearly to flaunt your plump GPA. The "Ugh, I didn't get the job with my 3.86 because there was another applicant with a 3.861... I knew I should've rounded up!" story, doesn't exist.

LOL u mad? Poor baby is jelly of my GPA.

I ended up rounding to 3.9 and 4.0, just FYI.

Jun 26, 2011
rjcip331:

This is the first post I've read here that actually pissed me off. Clearly with a 3.9 cgpa you're smart enough to figure out this ridiculous issue on your own. Wah Wah Wah I don't want to round to 3.9 and then leave 3.96 and risk the question of why are you using different decimals? Are you fucking serious? This post is clearly to flaunt your plump GPA. The "Ugh, I didn't get the job with my 3.86 because there was another applicant with a 3.861... I knew I should've rounded up!" story, doesn't exist.

This nub is clearly jelly.

Jun 26, 2011

Duke, you obviously tried really hard for a 4.0 and failed.
TRIED AND FAILED
3.96 clearly highlights that. If you had like a 3.66, they'd be like alright, this kid isn't really shooting for a 4.0, but he still does very well, but the 3.96? this is gonna be the fucker that will choke under pressure and bring the entire project down. No matter how hard he tries, he just can't help coming short.

More is good, all is better

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Jun 28, 2011
Argonaut:

Duke, you obviously tried really hard for a 4.0 and failed.
TRIED AND FAILED
3.96 clearly highlights that. If you had like a 3.66, they'd be like alright, this kid isn't really shooting for a 4.0, but he still does very well, but the 3.96? this is gonna be the fucker that will choke under pressure and bring the entire project down. No matter how hard he tries, he just can't help coming short.

Lmao. Agreed

Jul 13, 2011

I have a 3.67 cumulative at a semi-target school. I know a popular cut-off between good and outstanding is a 3.7. I think it's appropriate for me to round to 3.7, but would like to hear advice given the fact that a) im from a semi-target b) 3.7 is a cut-off, and c) im only 3 hundreths away.

Jul 13, 2011
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