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Majestic_Actuary
09-27-2009, 12:47 PM
My current GPA is 3.48/4.00 .. Would it be inappropriate to list it as 3.5/4.0?

I know many companies kinda look at 3.5 as a benchmark. What do you guys think?

Thanks

dabears32
09-27-2009, 12:57 PM
I think its best to list it the way that your college lists it because they will eventually see your transcripts. but Im no expert.

ditkaworshipper
09-27-2009, 02:40 PM
If the company sees the number as a benchmark and they find out your GPA is actually under that benchmark, you may have wasted a lot of time interviewing with them when they see your actual transcript. However, yours is above most benchmarks, so you don't need to worry.

banpeikun
09-27-2009, 02:52 PM
One decimal place looks pretty fishy.

Devilish
09-27-2009, 03:41 PM
My current GPA is 3.48/4.00 .. Would it be inappropriate to list it as 3.5/4.0?

I know many companies kinda look at 3.5 as a benchmark. What do you guys think?

Thanks

Majestic_Actuary,

My gpa was a 2.49 in college.

One job application, they made me click a range for my GPA. There was a "2.5-2.7" and there was a "below 2.5" option.

I clicked below 2.5.

Be proud of your GPA. Always round down.

Thank you.

Devilish

eagles418
09-27-2009, 07:00 PM
My current GPA is 3.48/4.00 .. Would it be inappropriate to list it as 3.5/4.0?

I know many companies kinda look at 3.5 as a benchmark. What do you guys think?

Thanks


3.48/4.00 goes to 3.5/4.0 ...

If the company doesn't hire you because you're off by 0.02, then that's retarded.

IMO, round which ever way makes you look better as long as it's truthful rounding. If they want to know if a 3.5/4.0 is really a 3.45-3.49/4.00, then let them ask during the interview.

From what I saw at my company, GPA comes 3rd to prior internships and exams..

banpeikun
09-27-2009, 11:33 PM
3.48/4.00 goes to 3.5/4.0 ...

If the company doesn't hire you because you're off by 0.02, then that's retarded.

IMO, round which ever way makes you look better as long as it's truthful rounding. If they want to know if a 3.5/4.0 is really a 3.45-3.49/4.00, then let them ask during the interview.

From what I saw at my company, GPA comes 3rd to prior internships and exams..

By that logic, put the 3.48.

I'd rather see someone put an honest 3.48/4.00 over hiding behind rounding with 3.5/4.0. If it came down to two people with those listed GPAs, I'd take the 3.48.

banpeikun
09-27-2009, 11:35 PM
Majestic_Actuary,

My gpa was a 2.49 in college.

One job application, they made me click a range for my GPA. There was a "2.5-2.7" and there was a "below 2.5" option.

I clicked below 2.5.

Be proud of your GPA. Always round down.

Thank you.

Devilishkudos to you.

Majestic_Actuary
09-27-2009, 11:47 PM
thanks for the replies everyone, its appreciated!

I'll stick with the 3.48/4.00

Giraffe
09-27-2009, 11:48 PM
i do not recommend rounding up, even if its by 0.02.

i have heard of a story where someone did not get hired soley because they rounded their GPA up (as described here by the OP) & the company found out, if i recall correctly they requested a transcript. i guess the perception was that the rounding was dishonest.

i've also heard of another story (slightly related to this) that a company did not interview someone because they put their gpa to 3 decimal places (i.e. 3.768). they thought that person would have a nit-picking personality (again, not my opinion, this is what i heard)

Dr T Non-Fan
09-28-2009, 12:07 PM
By that logic, put the 3.48.

I'd rather see someone put an honest 3.48/4.00 over hiding behind rounding with 3.5/4.0. If it came down to two people with those listed GPAs, I'd take the 3.48.
I agree. It would make me wonder what kind of rounding would be done in that person's work.

eagles418
09-29-2009, 07:57 PM
By that logic, put the 3.48.

I'd rather see someone put an honest 3.48/4.00 over hiding behind rounding with 3.5/4.0. If it came down to two people with those listed GPAs, I'd take the 3.48.

I guess I will have to agree..

|B|rad
09-30-2009, 10:29 AM
IMO: Never round; always truncate.

My GPA was a 2.99629629629sixtwonine, and I would never dream of putting 3.0 or 3.00 on my resume/application.

Vorian Atreides
09-30-2009, 10:52 AM
If you feel like you need to round your GPA to get an interview/job offer, it seems to me that there are more issues that need to be addressed than how the rounding is done. There are better ways to get around the HR machine.