Put the wrong Undergrad GPA on my resume

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Put the wrong Undergrad GPA on my resume

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:03 pm

Long story short, put the GPA LSAC reported to my law school as my undergrad GPA. Problem is that GPA factored in my Jr. College courses, my undergrad gpa is a bit lower. Didn't even think of this, how screwed am I?

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Re: Put the wrong Undergrad GPA on my resume

Postby runinthefront » Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:11 pm

No one will care. If someone makes a big deal of it, just produce screenshots of the LSAC GPA. That's the official GPA law schools accepted you under, anyway.

Even if that's not technically correct, it's definitely a colorable argument. Change your resume to reflect the GPA listed on your official undergrad transcripts going forward, but I probably wouldn't make a deal out of any resumes you've already sent out
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Re: Put the wrong Undergrad GPA on my resume

Postby acr » Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Long story short, put the GPA LSAC reported to my law school as my undergrad GPA. Problem is that GPA factored in my Jr. College courses, my undergrad gpa is a bit lower. Didn't even think of this, how screwed am I?


You'll be fine, but check with your CSO. Despite their incompetency, my CSO saved me in a situation similar to this before. PM me if you would like more details. This error is nowhere near as egregious as mine, I promise, and everything worked out.

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Re: Put the wrong Undergrad GPA on my resume

Postby misterjames » Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:12 pm

why are you putting your undergrad gpa on your resume? did you have a technical major relevant to the jobs you're looking for?

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Re: Put the wrong Undergrad GPA on my resume

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:13 pm

runinthefront wrote:No one will care. If someone makes a big deal of it, just produce screenshots of the LSAC GPA. That's the official GPA law schools accepted you under, anyway.

Even if that's not technically correct, it's definitely a colorable argument. Change your resume to reflect the GPA listed on your official undergrad transcripts going forward, but I probably wouldn't make a deal out of any resumes you've already sent out


Thanks, if any firm was going to ask from my undergrad transcript I was going to send both my undergrad and Jr. College. Screenshot is a good idea, I'm not looking for any IP so hopefully they never ask for verification.

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Re: Put the wrong Undergrad GPA on my resume

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:14 pm

misterjames wrote:why are you putting your undergrad gpa on your resume? did you have a technical major relevant to the jobs you're looking for?


I just followed my CSO template which had undergrad gpa section



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