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Whats your major GPA .Be honest

  1. < 2.0

    2 vote(s)
  2. 2.0-2.3

    1 vote(s)
  3. 2.4-2.6

    5 vote(s)
  4. 2.7-2.8

    4 vote(s)
  5. 2.9-3.0

    7 vote(s)
  6. 3.1-3.2

    13 vote(s)
  7. 3.3-3.4

    16 vote(s)
  8. 3.5-3.6

    21 vote(s)
  9. 3.7-3.8

    36 vote(s)
  10. 3.9-4.0

    57 vote(s)
  1. Jan 5, 2007 #1
    Whats your major GPA.....Be honest!!!!!!!!!!

    Just to kinda get an idea how the average user is doing. I know that there are a LOT of variables like major,school,level but just for fun lets see.

    And please be honest, what point would there be to "inflate your grade"? No one will know what you choose.

    Use your major gpa for junior and above, perhaps overall gpa for freshman and sophmores and final gpa for graduates.
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  3. Jan 5, 2007 #2
    You forgot to cover the 4.0+ area :biggrin:
  4. Jan 5, 2007 #3
    4.0 is the max at my school, not at yours?
  5. Jan 5, 2007 #4
    show offs:rofl:
  6. Jan 5, 2007 #5

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    34 DD .......
  7. Jan 5, 2007 #6


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    i dont know what my gpa was, but it makes a difference how it is accumulated.

    as a freshman i got (in math) a B- then a D- in spivak type calc, and as a soph, probably a C- and a D in regular several vbls calc and groups and rings, then flunked out.

    upon return, i started going to class, and got an A, B+, in diff eq and fields and galois theory and linear algebra, ratcheted up to elite honors level classes (Loomis - Sternberg advanced calc and manifolds), got a B+, A-, then finally an A and a B in two graduate courses (measure theory, spectral theory of compact hermitian operators, and banach algebras). this got me into grad school because the better grades came at the end, including those in grad courses. I also knew a little singular homology theory, and had read a bit in hurewicz - wallman on abstract dimension theory.

    Over one summer I read some background in Widders Advanced Calculus I had missed in the Spivak course, and the next summer I read Kelley's General Topology, and worked most of the problems.

    it is conceivable to have a 4.0 in a low level undergrad curriculum in the US, without knowing anything about some of those topics, so GPA isn't really that revealing, except perhaps of a good work ethic.
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  8. Jan 5, 2007 #7

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    I don't get it. :grumpy:

    What interpretation of gpa has this as an answer???
  9. Jan 5, 2007 #8
    WOW read the disclaimer, just anwser the question man. You seem to remember everything BUT your GPA.
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    i never was given a "major gpa" to my knowledge and i never even wondered what it was, but if you know how to calculate them i think i have given you enough data to compute it. i have also given you enough to interpret its importance. the only use i make of my transcript is to try to encourage people who are doing poorly gpa-wise.

    feel free to disregard any/all of it, but you dont seem to be geting too many answers so i thought i'd try to help out.
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  11. Jan 5, 2007 #10


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    The one where you use halter top as a substitute for GPA. :tongue:

    (Of course, I wouldn't condone such a thing)
  12. Jan 5, 2007 #11

    I was never given a major GPA, I did the math. I have no time to makes sense of your rambelings. Not looking for anwsers, just votes on the poll, and 16 votes in just a few hours is pretty good I think.

    Perhaps this whole poll was just a bet between me and a friend to determine how long it would take Mathwonk to point out the problems with the poll even though there was clearly a disclaimer and point out how you failed out of school only to return to become an educational revolutionary.

    You forgot to point out the shortcommings of the American school system though?
  13. Jan 5, 2007 #12

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    So you computed something that doesn't even exist at your school??
    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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    JSB, I just had a bet with my friend that I could register 10 different usernames and vote 10 times in this thread, just to skew the results...all in under 15 minutes. I won! :rolleyes:
  15. Jan 5, 2007 #14
    Actually I'd like to point out something that is quite wrong with your poll. It doesn't include the entire band from 0-4.0 for gpa scores. Where would a score of 2.35 or 3.89 fall? I assume that you meant( as an example I’ll use your second choice) that 2.0-2.3 should actually be 2.0-2.4 meaning including 2.0 and up to 2.4 but not including 2.4 then the next value should be 2.4-2.7 etc.
  16. Jan 5, 2007 #15
    We have an A+ that is worth 4.33
  17. Jan 5, 2007 #16

    There's 15 minutes that you'll never get back.
  18. Jan 5, 2007 #17

    You should too if you ever plan to go on an interview, they don't give a crap what you got in history or philosophy.

    I have been on several interviews where my overall GPA was on my resume but they asked for my major GPA.
  19. Jan 5, 2007 #18
    What you said would be incorrect. If you wanted to be technical, you could say

    but what you said

    is worse because if you have a 2.40 you can't round to any one catagory.

    When you get to high school they will talk about something called "rounding"

    Any GPA can be "rounded" to the nearest 10th and fit in only one catagory on that scale.
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  20. Jan 5, 2007 #19
    Well when you learn to read correctly I'll respond more courteously to your reply.

    Did you read that, ok re-read it; let sink in it's ok if it takes a while. Let me put it in mathematical notation, which might make it clearer (well to anyone who is mathematically inclined, and for some reason I doubt you are such a person, maybe they didn’t teach math at your high school, but I'll try anyway).

    From my end it would look something like this:
    choice 1: [0,2)
    choice 2: [2,2.4)
    choice 3: [2.4,2.7)
    last choice: [3.9,4]
  21. Jan 5, 2007 #20
    Sure you could go through all of that................................OR YOU CAN JUST ROUND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Everyone else seems to have cracked the case just fine. There is nothing wrong with the poll little guy.
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