GPA Disclosure

GPA
New answer on Oct 29, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Aug 30, 2020

Hi,

I am planning on applying to Oliver Wyman, and due to a low GPA, I'd rather not disclose it. Therefore, I have removed it from my resume. However, I am still required to enter the GPA in the application system. Is there a point of removing the GPA from my resume if I have to enter it eventually? Or is there a way that I don't have to enter it in the system to submit my application?

Thank you!

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Anonymous replied on Aug 30, 2020

Dear A,

This is ok, but you have to have an explanation for that.

Best,

André

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Francesco
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replied on Aug 30, 2020
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Hi there,

You have to insert the GPA in the application online if required. However, you are not obliged to put it in your CV.

If you don’t put the GPA in the CV, the consultant who will interview you won’t have information on that (they will just get the CV). Of course, they may still ask about it, but at that stage you can explain the reason for it.

Best,

Francesco

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Anonymous B replied on Aug 30, 2020

Hi Anonymous

You don't gain or lose anything by not including GPA in your application. Unfortunately there is no way to avoid disclosing it especially if you are applying straight out of uni/MBA

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Mehdi
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replied on Aug 31, 2020
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Hi there,

It it ok to enter in the system and then comment on why you got this GPA if there is a comment section. As for the resumé, I agree that you should remove it, but keep in mind that the interviewer might ask for it (especially if you are a fresh graduate), then get your story ready on why you got such a low GPA.

I hope this help, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any other question.

All the best,

Mehdi

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Gaurav
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replied on Oct 29, 2020
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Hi there,

I assume you should add GPA only where it is required, you don’t need to put it down on your CV. And it’s better not to add it on CV if they’re not good enough.

All the best,

GB

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Ian
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replied on Sep 01, 2020
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Hi,

So yes, I agree that you should keep it off your resume - if/when the interviewer asks about it, just be prepared with a positively-framed answer.

Unfortunately, you do have to enter it in the system.

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