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Senior GPA, Core GPA, or Cumulative GPA

augustuscaesaraugustuscaesar Posts: 395Registered User Member
edited May 2009 in College Life
Do different people use different GPAs to assess your overall academic performance?

Senior GPA= 3rd,4th year GPA
Core GPA= GPA of courses related to your field (excludes electives)
Cumulative GPA= GPA of all courses including failed ones

Do employers only use cumulative instead of the other ones? What about grad school?
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Replies to: Senior GPA, Core GPA, or Cumulative GPA

  • soccerguy315soccerguy315 Posts: 6,666Registered User Senior Member
    private sector will use... whatever information you put on your resume. They don't have a transcript, they only have what you give them. Generally you list your overall GPA, but you can also list junior/senior or major GPA in addition if they will help your resume.

    government jobs will look at cumulative gpa, or junior/senior year gpa

    grad school will use your whole transcript, weighted towards your intended area of study, I imagine
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