Do schools consider your GPA to the hundredth decimal point?

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Do schools consider your GPA to the hundredth decimal point?

Postby SoPro » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:21 pm

If so, how significant of a difference is, for example a 3.93 between a 3.96?

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Re: Do schools consider your GPA to the hundredth decimal point?

Postby 071816 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:25 pm

I highly doubt that a .03 difference would have any effect whatsoever.

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Re: Do schools consider your GPA to the hundredth decimal point?

Postby SoPro » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:26 pm

chimp wrote:I highly doubt that a .03 difference would have any effect whatsoever.



What about a .09 difference?

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Re: Do schools consider your GPA to the hundredth decimal point?

Postby 071816 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:30 pm

SoPro wrote:
chimp wrote:I highly doubt that a .03 difference would have any effect whatsoever.



What about a .09 difference?


Maybe in a tiebreaker situation or something. I feel like a 3.5 vs 3.59 would be seen as less of a big deal than a 3.61 vs. 3.7 even though the difference is the same. But to be honest this is all just speculation. Why are you even wondering about this?

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Re: Do schools consider your GPA to the hundredth decimal point?

Postby bdubs » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:34 pm

Hundredth decimal points matter when you come close to the median. 3.93 vs 3.96 is above median at every school, so it won't really matter.

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Re: Do schools consider your GPA to the hundredth decimal point?

Postby 071816 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:37 pm

Yea I just looked at OPs profile and noticed a 3.9 in the gpa section. That gpa is golden just about everywhere.

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Re: Do schools consider your GPA to the hundredth decimal point?

Postby SoPro » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:43 pm

chimp wrote:Why are you even wondering about this?



I'm currently in summer school, and depending on my final grades, my GPA could either increase or decrease by up to 0.02 points, assuming I don't bomb a class. I'm graduating after the summer, so this will be my final GPA. Really I was just wondering.

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Re: Do schools consider your GPA to the hundredth decimal point?

Postby KibblesAndVick » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:44 pm

bdubs wrote:Hundredth decimal points matter when you come close to the median. 3.93 vs 3.96 is above median at every school, so it won't really matter.


This. It's all about where you stand relative to a schools "GPA floor", 25th, median, and 75th. So it could matter or it could not depending on the specific GPAs and the specific schools you're applying to.

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Re: Do schools consider your GPA to the hundredth decimal point?

Postby bk1 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:47 pm

KibblesAndVick wrote:
bdubs wrote:Hundredth decimal points matter when you come close to the median. 3.93 vs 3.96 is above median at every school, so it won't really matter.


This. It's all about where you stand relative to a schools "GPA floor", 25th, median, and 75th. So it could matter or it could not depending on the specific GPAs and the specific schools you're applying to.


Agreed.

To use OP's numbers as an example, a 3.93 will look no different than a 3.96 pretty much anywhere. On the other hand, at a school like UVa there is a pretty substantial difference between a 3.75 and 3.79.




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