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15 Sep 2010, 15:23
A few schools I am applying to only allow one two digits for undergraduate GPA. My GPA is a 3.55; should I round down to a 3.5 or up to a 3.6? Thanks!
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15 Sep 2010, 18:30
Round up, baby!

Mathematically, 3.6 is correct.
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15 Sep 2010, 20:40
On that note, is it acceptable to do the following:
1) for schools with #.## GPA format, 3.55 or 3.60
2) for schools with #.# GPA format, 3.6 or 3.5? This was already answered. I'm curious about #1.
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On that note, is it acceptable to do the following:
1) for schools with #.## GPA format, 3.55 or 3.60
2) for schools with #.# GPA format, 3.6 or 3.5? This was already answered. I'm curious about #1.

3.55 is the correct way.
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16 Sep 2010, 05:37
xerox wrote:
3.55 is the correct way.

At some schools, they do warn you about rounding up your GPA. I remember attending one of the info sessions at one of the top bschools back in '09, adcom told us that rounding up your GPA is not a good idea.

I am with Xerox. 3.55 is not same as 3.6.
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16 Sep 2010, 05:55
nink wrote:
xerox wrote:
3.55 is the correct way.

At some schools, they do warn you about rounding up your GPA. I remember attending one of the info sessions at one of the top bschools back in '09, adcom told us that rounding up your GPA is not a good idea.

I am with Xerox. 3.55 is not same as 3.6.

Then what do you do in my position when you have a 3.55 and are only given x.x to submit your GPA?
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16 Sep 2010, 06:01
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Then what do you do in my position when you have a 3.55 and are only given x.x to submit your GPA?

Well, I don't think 3.5 vs 3.6 is going to make or break your application.

Some schools (Columbia Business School, for example) allow you to round up (3.55 as 3.6). I think you have the option to round down or up (at your discretion) but if you are not applying to that many schools, I would call the admissions office to confirm what their policy is. Better safe than sorry.

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On that note, is it acceptable to do the following:
1) for schools with #.## GPA format, 3.55 or 3.60

No way! I wouldn't round up on that one.
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16 Sep 2010, 06:46
1) for reporting #.## GPA you would put 3.55

2) for reporting #.# GPA you would have 3.6

However I round up my 3.741 to 3.75
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well, 3.55 also rounds up to 4. just sayin'
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well 4 rounds to 0
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21 Sep 2010, 12:50
rhyme wrote:
well 4 rounds to 0

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21 Sep 2010, 19:33
rhyme wrote:
well 4 rounds to 0

And 2.999 rounds to.... no, it doesn't round does it. Three decimal places is good!
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