Grades and GPA

MASTER GRADES
New answer on Jul 16, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Feb 02, 2020

Hello,

If I have a GPA of 3.7-3.8 which is above the standard of 3.5 required by most top consulting firms and have a C on my transcript, does it hurt my chances of getting an interview? Basically if I have high GPA and one C am i at a big disadvantage?

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Clara
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replied on Feb 02, 2020
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Hello!

I would only put the GPA in the CV.

Good luck,

Clara

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Antonello
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replied on Feb 02, 2020
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Hi,
no, it doesn't. In the CV you should write only the GPA.

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Antonello

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Vlad
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replied on Feb 02, 2020
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Hi,

Your transcript will be only checked once you are accepted and nobody really cares about the C there. Feel free to apply with the average GPA

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Anonymous replied on Jul 16, 2020

Hi,

Agree with others here,

include only GPA in CV

Best,

André

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Nathaniel
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replied on Feb 16, 2020
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Hello there,

Since there's limited space within a CV (ideally 1 page), only GPA should be shown.
Even if there's a deep dive discussion to your transcript, there should not be any severe penalties for it, but best to prepare some answers as to why is the case.

Hope it helps.

Kind regards,
Nathan

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Luca
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replied on Feb 05, 2020
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Hello,

Just write the GPA and it will be fine.

Best,
Luca

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Sidi
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replied on Feb 02, 2020
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Agree with all others. GPA only on the CV.

Cheers, Sidi

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