Significant GPA increase. Should I give rank?

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Significant GPA increase. Should I give rank?

Postby shuuud » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:22 am

Hi everyone,

Longtime lurker here. I am a 2L and Just got back Fall semester grades, they boosted my GPA by .2.
Question I have is whether to include my class rank when applying for summer jobs (don't have one yet)? I finished 1L barely cracking top 50% and right now I am somewhere between top 33% and top 25% (based on previous 2L end of year rankings) issue is my school does not rank mid-year.
I sort of feel like I am best off just putting on my GPA, without providing rank. Appreciate all thoughts.

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Re: Significant GPA increase. Should I give rank?

Postby Nova » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:25 am

whats the raw GPA?

"estimated top third" sounds pretty good IMO

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Re: Significant GPA increase. Should I give rank?

Postby shuuud » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:28 am

Went from 3.19 to 3.39. School doesn't allow anything along the lines of estimated top third. Basically, options are either go with GPA plus top 50%, or only GPA.

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Re: Significant GPA increase. Should I give rank?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:30 am

Go with GPA.

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Re: Significant GPA increase. Should I give rank?

Postby Nova » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:31 am

^yeah, id leave rank off cause it implies you aren't at a higher cutoff.

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Re: Significant GPA increase. Should I give rank?

Postby shuuud » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:34 am

Thanks guys! I think you are right. I am hoping that it is obvious to anyone reviewing my resume that a 3.39 GPA is at least top 50%. So there seems to be no advantage to leaving it. As Nova points out, including it implies that is the cutoff I met.




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