Transfer Cover Letter and Old School GPA/rank

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Transfer Cover Letter and Old School GPA/rank

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:19 am

Is there a way to mention Top 10% rank at old school without coming off as a dbag?

Transferring into UT/Vandy/UCLA so its not like CLS/NYU where grades matter less. Some transfers at my new school are as high as Top 5% and others are Top 15% from comparable schools.

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Re: Transfer Cover Letter and Old School GPA/rank

Postby keg411 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:55 am

Anonymous User wrote:Is there a way to mention Top 10% rank at old school without coming off as a dbag?

Transferring into UT/Vandy/UCLA so its not like CLS/NYU where grades matter less. Some transfers at my new school are as high as Top 5% and others are Top 15% from comparable schools.


Put it on your resume, not in your cover letter. You don't need to mention it in your cover letter, since the first thing recruiting is going to look at is your resume. If you really want, you can put it in bold font so it stands out.

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Re: Transfer Cover Letter and Old School GPA/rank

Postby thesealocust » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:42 am

Yep, this is a resume thing. Getting too specific in the coverletter will come across as tacky.

Just a line item under education -- something like this

Education:

School I Transferred To
Date JD expected

Old School I Transfered From
Attended (dates you attended)
* 1L GPA: (your GPA here) - top 10% of 1L class
* Any other academic bullets from your 1L school

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Re: Transfer Cover Letter and Old School GPA/rank

Postby quiver » Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:50 pm

thesealocust wrote:Yep, this is a resume thing. Getting too specific in the coverletter will come across as tacky.

Just a line item under education -- something like this

Education:

School I Transferred To
Date JD expected

Old School I Transfered From
Attended (dates you attended)
* 1L GPA: (your GPA here) - top 10% of 1L class
* Any other academic bullets from your 1L school
This.




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