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Jan 12, 2011

I'd just list it as a 3.95 or 3.96, but maybe that's just me.

Jan 12, 2011

just round it its always gonna be ridic high so dont nitpick.. noone is going to care if u have a 3.95 or a 4.0 lol

Jan 12, 2011

I'd put 3.95/6 as well....I doubt it makes a difference. If it were 2.95 --> 3.0, different story.

Jan 12, 2011

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

Jan 12, 2011

i don't think it will get you dinged but i wouldn't suggest it...from what i understand having a 4.0 and being able to list it on a resume is a privilege for those who never received a grade under a 4.0 in college...your 3.95/6 is high enough regardless...

Jan 12, 2011

I would say rounding a 3.95 to a 4.0 is the one exception to the rule. Don't do it.

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Jan 12, 2011

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

As was hinted at above, I'd rather have a 3.95 than a 4.00 anyway. I see 4.0 and think freak/weirdo, I see 3.95 and think impressive. Don't know why but I just do.

Jan 12, 2011

NEVER. What's wrong with 3.9+?

Jan 12, 2011

No one is going to care if you have a 3.95 or a 4.0. In fact the HR rep has to be a dick if they call out your GPA for being .05-.1 off.

Jan 12, 2011

Thanks everyone I'm gonna leave it, especially like the post by cphbravo96.

Jan 13, 2011
Higheck123:

Thanks everyone I'm gonna leave it, especially like the post by cphbravo96.

Yep. Good idea leaving it. A perfect 4.0 would mean that you never got anything below an A, rounding it would be misleading.

Jan 12, 2011

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

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Jan 13, 2011
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