Excuse for drastic grade drop

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Excuse for drastic grade drop

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:11 pm

If an employer asks why my second semester grades dropped so much, what could I say w/o giving off a sense of bs? I was actually very sick during finals week and I had to just haul through the train wreck, but I feel like this will only make me look weak.

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Re: Excuse for drastic grade drop

Postby Danger Zone » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I had to just haul through the train wreck

Bad metaphor considering what happened today

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Re: Excuse for drastic grade drop

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:22 pm

Oh my, that is horrible. Honest mistake, but...any thoughts?

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Re: Excuse for drastic grade drop

Postby anonymous2012 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:56 pm

I think you just bid according to your overall GPA and class rank. No one is going to forgive your second semester but few will hold it against you, in my experience. Say you were very sick during finals week if anyone asks but don't bring it up.

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Re: Excuse for drastic grade drop

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:00 pm

Be aware that they might ask why you didn't request an exams extension (or whatever it's called) from your school.

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Re: Excuse for drastic grade drop

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:42 pm

Same thing happened to me - went from 3.8 to 3.3 between first and second semester.

employers never blinked an eye and I never mentioned it. I think it happens a lot.




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