How should I frame my GPA?

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How should I frame my GPA?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:47 am

My school only provides GPA cutoffs of the top 10%, 33% and median. My GPA is around the top 14% at a 3.71. This looks pretty good without anything frame of reference. However, our top 10% is like a 3.79. If I were to list the top 10%, it wouldn't look as good. Should I just list my GPA on my resume or... what? List both the top ten and 33%?

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Re: How should I frame my GPA?

Postby vegeta » Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:12 am

One of my law clerks had something kind of like this. She was one or two spots out of top 10%.

List your GPA. The next to it, say: Top 10% - 3.79.

You can get other people's thoughts on this, too. This is only one way I've seen it.

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Re: How should I frame my GPA?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:33 am

OP here. Well, the issue is, if I don't list the top 10% cutoff, people might assume that I'm top ten or close to it, considering my fairly good GPA. However, I fear that listing the actual cut off would suggest that I'm low that I am. So I'm wondering whether I should just report my GPA without a reference point.




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