Jun 1, 2012
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I am about to go ask a few of my professors for letters of recommendation and I have typed up a resume. I am wondering which GPA to list on my resume.

I could put my overall GPA but that's the lowest because of the dual enrollment classes I took in high school which are factored in. So should I put my major GPA which is the highest? Or my University GPA?

Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks.
 
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2THDDS

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Just hand him the copy of your transcript. And write overall GPA and major gpa so theres no confusion unless your transcript looka absolutely horrible.
 

wjc

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Put either your university GPA or your major gpa, whichever is higher for you resume and label it as such. Leave the other off.Truthful self promotion is not a bad thing.

I got a good job with the 4.0 I earned in my new degree. Put my old degree at a different school down, but left the gpa off. If asked, I would tell you I got that degree with a 2.7 gpa, no need to volunteer it though. If your professor asks about the rest, be honest.

With AADSAS you will have to report everything, but a professor that highlights some aspect of your performance in an LOR can't hurt.
 
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Jun 1, 2012
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Why do you need a resume for LORs? I must have missed something...
In order for the professor to have an idea of your experience/involvement. I have also heard that a personal statement stating why you are choosing to pursue dentistry is recommended but I'm not sure if its required...anyone know about this?