List a 3.2 GPA on Transcript

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List a 3.2 GPA on Transcript

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:39 pm

T14, aiming for biglaw. My unofficial transcript comes in two flavors: with GPA or without. My GPA is 3.22 with two A-'s and one B-. Everything else was just Bs and B+'s. School median is B+. Should I have the GPA there?

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Re: List a 3.2 GPA on Transcript

Postby de5igual » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:50 pm

3.2 is below median, but not that far below median. by omitting your gpa, an employer would assume you had a sub 3 gpa and were at the bottom of your class.

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Re: List a 3.2 GPA on Transcript

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:54 pm

f0bolous wrote:3.2 is below median, but not that far below median. by omitting your gpa, an employer would assume you had a sub 3 gpa and were at the bottom of your class.


OP: Agree.

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Re: List a 3.2 GPA on Transcript

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:29 am

Similar gpa situation as OP, but at CLS where GPAs aren't published anyways. Should I manually calculate it and list it?

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Re: List a 3.2 GPA on Transcript

Postby boron1234 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:35 am

If law firms get your transcript anyway (and they will at OCI), calculating GPA is completely superfluous. They're not stupid-- they won't "assume your GPA is below 3.0" if you don't calculate it when they have your grades right in front of them...

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Re: List a 3.2 GPA on Transcript

Postby vanwinkle » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:37 am

boron1234 wrote:If law firms get your transcript anyway (and they will at OCI), calculating GPA is completely superfluous. They're not stupid-- they won't "assume your GPA is below 3.0" if you don't calculate it when they have your grades right in front of them...

This. It really doesn't matter.

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Re: List a 3.2 GPA on Transcript

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:50 am

check with your school whether you are even allowed to list your GPA. CLS, for example, won't let you.

sorry i didn't mean to post anonymous. it's somewhatwayward.

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Re: List a 3.2 GPA on Transcript

Postby de5igual » Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:19 pm

oops. sorry i misread. i thought for some reason you were talking about listing it on a resume. if it's a transcript, i agree with everyone else: having it restated there is superfluous.




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