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GPA on resumes

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GPA on resumes
« on: October 28, 2007, 09:14:36 PM »
Is it necessary to include a GPA on the resume (since they already have an LSDAS-calculated GPA elsewhere in the application)?

I am thinking of including a major GPA on my resume (which a couple tenths higher than my overall GPA due to a failed engineering major story...) as supplementary information. I'm not sure how to calculate this - weight it according to LSAC (counting A+ as 4.33)? include courses taken at junior colleges? or weight it according to my university (counting A+ as 4.0) and excluding jr college credit I used to fulfill major requirements?

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Re: GPA on resumes
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2007, 11:10:58 PM »
Is it necessary to include a GPA on the resume (since they already have an LSDAS-calculated GPA elsewhere in the application)?

I am thinking of including a major GPA on my resume (which a couple tenths higher than my overall GPA due to a failed engineering major story...) as supplementary information. I'm not sure how to calculate this - weight it according to LSAC (counting A+ as 4.33)? include courses taken at junior colleges? or weight it according to my university (counting A+ as 4.0) and excluding jr college credit I used to fulfill major requirements?

Since you are putting it under your college, you should only use numbers that your college has calculated.  If they didn't calculate it, I wouldn't include it, and if you do, you need to make very clear that it's a number you generated.