Background Check Question: Old GPA typo

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Anonymous A asked on Oct 21, 2019

Hi all,

I recently signed the offer letter to join McK as an Associate (APD- Post PhD) and was sent a link for the background check. While doing my background check, I noticed an error that I committed. On my application/CV I made a typographical error on an old undergrad GPA. Objectively, the error is minor and in the second decimal. The GPA should read 8.10 but I mistyped as 8.18 ( off by 0.08) . I am an ethical person so I came clean and wrote an email to the HR as soon as I noticed reporting this error and also sent them an updated CV. I am just writing here to check if I did the right thing. I hope this is not a big deal. Praying it all works out.

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Deniz
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replied on Oct 22, 2019
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Hi,

This is quite a negligible mistake and would not play any role whatsoever in the outcome of your application.

Best of luck,

Deniz

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Ian
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You're completely fine. No need to worry :)

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Gaurav
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Don't worry about that. It's minor.

Do you have any further questions?

GB

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Anonymous replied on Aug 19, 2020

Don't worry. It's minor mistake.

Good luck,
André

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This sounds like the right thing and I would not be concerned at all!

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Francesco
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Hi Anonymous,

this is really a minor typo, you don't have to worry about it, in particular given you notified HR immediately.

Best,

Francesco

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Vlad
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Hi,

Nobody will calculate precisely your GPA. the background check has a completely different purpose, so pls relax

Best

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