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My cumulative GPA, thus far:

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Above 4.0
  1116 votes / 5%
  5555 votes / 28%
  2952 votes / 15%
  1447 votes / 7%
  562 votes / 2%
Below 2.0
  424 votes / 2%
I transcend the concept of GPAs
  5576 votes / 28%
Depends if I can average in kindergarten.
  1681 votes / 8%
19313 total votes.
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My cumulative GPA, thus far:

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  • Low (Score:5, Interesting)

    by degeneratemonkey (1405019) on Thursday January 24, 2013 @05:31PM (#42684077)
    All told, my GPA in high school averaged out to just under 3.0. Getting my undergraduate degree, I netted an average 2.4 GPA.

    As far as predictive performance metrics go, GPA is largely meaningless. It only seems to bear significance when there are no other suitable means by which to judge a candidate, or when candidates are being filtered by incompetent HR personnel.

    When starting my career, I had trouble getting past the latter. My solution was to omit academic experience altogether from my resume and focus instead on private software projects and contract work. That did the trick.

    Nowadays, I do list my degree, but do not include a GPA figure. Nobody's bothered to ask about it and they have no problem giving me money in exchange for engineering services.
  • Re:Bell Curve (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Antipater (2053064) on Thursday January 24, 2013 @06:48PM (#42684861)
    Because bell curves are and always have been an idiotic way to grade. If I'm hiring someone, I don't care how well they did in relation to their classmates. I care about whether or not they learned their material.
  • Scales above 4.0 (Score:4, Interesting)

    by oneiros27 (46144) on Friday January 25, 2013 @11:36AM (#42691071) Homepage

    In my high school, AP (Advanced Placement) courses were on a 5 point scale, not a 4 point scale; A = 5, B=3.75, C=2.5, etc. So even with a couple of Bs over the years, As in 3 AP classes brought my high school GPA to 4.05 .

    I just don't know how to average in those 'unsatisfactory' grades for handwriting & behavior from kindergarden and grade school.

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