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List GPA on resume or not?

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Sep 16, 2022 12:22 pm

I graduated from a law school a few years ago with a gpa in the mid 3.7s that was just enough to eek out magna cum laude and order of the coif. The school has a fairly harsh curve that does not lighten up (it actually gets worse) in 2L and 3L. While the 3.7s is technically a "high" gpa. I was thinking maybe I should leave it off my resume and just put magna cum laude? This was prompted by a friend telling me Georgetown top 10% is something like 3.9 and my thinking that maybe my gpa actually retracts from the top 10% part of my application.

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Re: List GPA on resume or not?

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Sep 16, 2022 12:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Fri Sep 16, 2022 12:22 pm
I graduated from a law school a few years ago with a gpa in the mid 3.7s that was just enough to eek out magna cum laude and order of the coif. The school has a fairly harsh curve that does not lighten up (it actually gets worse) in 2L and 3L. While the 3.7s is technically a "high" gpa. I was thinking maybe I should leave it off my resume and just put magna cum laude? This was prompted by a friend telling me Georgetown top 10% is something like 3.9 and my thinking that maybe my gpa actually retracts from the top 10% part of my application.
Just put "magna cum laude, Order of the Coif." In general, don't put a numerical GPA on your resume unless it's perfect or near perfect.

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