Well not really a rant, since I'm not much of a 'ranter', but it's a close to a rant as I get.
I'm scanning my official transcript to upload it to my applications and I'm noticing that it says my GPA is 0.00!!
I graduated before my UG instituted a GPA system, and I graduated with honors. At the time they used an A+, A, A-, B+, B, B- etc system. Two years after I graduated they implemented a GPA system and if that GPA system were applied retroactively, my GPA would have been about 3.93. I guess they don't want to put an official GPA on my transcript since there wasn't a GPA system when I was there, but come on, 0.00!?! Couldn't they just have left the GPA field blank? What's worse is that the transcript itself says nothing explaining why the GPA is 0.00. Each course has the grade points I earned beside it as well as the credit hours, but the total GPA at the end is 0.00. It's like they went half way to converting my grades to a GPA, but left the final score at 0.00.
I know that schools will look at my transcript for what it is and obviously wouldn't take it that my GPA is 0.00, but 0.00 does not look good at all on a transcript.
Should I include a cover note explaining the situation when I mail my transcripts? I could also send a link to the GPA conversion information on my UG's website.