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Definition of Major and Upper Division Courses? [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2008, 13:06
Ok, another anal question regarding how I'm listing things on my resume/application.

How do you define your major courses? For example, my majors were Marketing and Economics. Would any Marketing or Econ class be considered a major course or does it only refer to upper-division (3000-4000 level) courses? The reason I ask is that I had a 4.0 in all my upper-division courses (including my majors) however I got a B my Freshman year in an intro Econ class. I'm wondering if I can say 4.0 in Majors or just 4.0 in upper-division courses on my resume? (Yes, I know it's anal!)

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Re: Definition of Major and Upper Division Courses? [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2008, 13:15
i wouldnt make that distinction. ive never seen anybody separate upper and lower level gpas on a resume.
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Re: Definition of Major and Upper Division Courses? [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2008, 19:58
Well, it seems like a pretty significant statement that you earned a 4.0 in your most difficult and important classes. I just didn't know if I could say a 4.0 in my major or just upper-division business since I had that one B in the intro econ course.
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Re: Definition of Major and Upper Division Courses? [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2008, 09:14
Isn't your major GPA calculated by your university and printed on your transcript? Why can't you just use that? If it ends up being a 3.7 or 3.8 or something that really is not going to make any difference....
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Re: Definition of Major and Upper Division Courses? [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2008, 16:23
skaballet wrote:
Isn't your major GPA calculated by your university and printed on your transcript? Why can't you just use that? If it ends up being a 3.7 or 3.8 or something that really is not going to make any difference....


My university does not calculate/print major GPA's on the transcript. It may be 4.0, depending upon if 1000 level courses count or if it's just 3000-4000 level for a major.
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Re: Definition of Major and Upper Division Courses? [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2008, 16:55
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Well, it seems like a pretty significant statement that you earned a 4.0 in your most difficult and important classes. I just didn't know if I could say a 4.0 in my major or just upper-division business since I had that one B in the intro econ course.

i think two levels of separation like that is just too much. sounds like you are manipulating statistics and that 4.0 doesn't really mean anything.
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Re: Definition of Major and Upper Division Courses? [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2008, 21:35
When in doubt, K.I.S.S.
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