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Jan 12, 2011 - 1:00pm

It's probably not a big deal, but I wouldn't round. Having a 4.0 might actually be more harmful than helpful. In my eyes, a 4.0 would imply to me that you are incredibly intelligent but probably an asshole (even if you aren't). A 3.96 tells me that you are human and that you busted your ass. That is all rather anecdotal but may play a part, plus people don't like folks that come across as superior to them and rounding up a stupidly high GPA might give someone the wrong impression if they see that your "4.0" was actually "only a 3.96"...haha, jokes on you, right?

Don't do it, not worth it.

Regards

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant, it's just that they know so much that isn't so." - Ronald Reagan
 
Jan 12, 2011 - 1:31pm

Yeah. I think more specific info here can't really hurt. For anything over a 3.9, I really think two digits after the decimal point is more appropriate.

Next question- what if you get a 3.652 in undergrad, but a 3.96 in grad school. Normal advice is to optimize your rounding, but in this case, I think it doesn't matter quite as much with such a strong grad GPA. Just give it out to two sig figs past the decimal for both.

 
Jan 12, 2011 - 7:35pm

My buddy had a 3.9665 out of UG and he didn't round. You shouldn't either.

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford
 
Jan 13, 2011 - 10:42am
"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant, it's just that they know so much that isn't so." - Ronald Reagan
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