How Do I List My Incomplete College Credits on a Resume?
I have a high school diploma, and only 30 hours of AA degree credits attained 30 years ago. The AA is incomplete with no plans to complete it. What should I show for Education on my resume? Should I list nothing, show high school only, or show the 30 hours of credits as incomplete?
ANSWER: Hi J, This is a similar question to the one posed by Natalie, except that your education is much older.
It's important to include all of your education. Even though your college days are well behind you and you may not plan to finish up your degree, what you accomplished 30 years ago will still demonstrate a certain initiative, not to mention increase in knowledge. So I would definitely include it.
You can say simply, "30 credit hours completed towards associates degree" or something along those lines. And then be prepared to answer questions during the interview as to why you didn't finish and/or what you gained from the experience.
I left grad school ABD. I've heard that because that isn't a "degree" you should not put ABD on a resume. I did complete all the course work and comprehensive examinations toward a doctorate. What is the appropriate way to represent this on a resume for a University position?
I'm a teacher searching for a better job for next school year, so the time to apply is now. I've been accepted to a summer master's program that starts in June. Some schools have indicated that a Master's degree is preferred. Can I include this program with the expected dates of attendance on my resume now?
I was thinking of writing:
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 2009 - 2011 (Summers only) Hispanic Summer Institute Masters Program
I think it's important to include the "summers only" part too because I reside in a different state and don't want potential employers to think I'm leaving.
How Do I Deal With an Incomplete College Education on My Resume?
If I have a lot of college completed, but do not have a degree and am not currently enrolled, how should I word this on my resume? I do not want to give the misperception of having my degree, but I also do not want to discredit the school I have completed. I have two semesters left, but not sure when I will be able to complete.
How do you list your college and your degree if you only have one more class to take before graduating?
I attend the University of Louisville and I've been working on my resume to send out to employers. I just found out that I only need one more class to graduate with my B.A. in Communications. I want the employers to know that I will be completely done soon since I only have one class left, but I can't put graduated since I haven't actually done so. What should I put?
How do I list that I went to college but did not graduate?
I got to my junior year of college, but did not graduate because I then owned a house and couldn't handle both my full time job and school. How do I list that on my resume so I get credit for it, but I'm not misleading anyone on my degree status?
What Should I List Under Education If I Am Still in High School?
(Bedminster, NJ, USA)
If I am only in high school, what should I put as my degree on the education section of my resume?
ANSWER: Hi Lauren, It's not really necessary to list a degree with high school, just the name of your school, location, and years attended. Of course, you can also list any academic achievements there, if applicable, such as National Honor Society, or your major (if any)
Is it Better to Say Masters Degree Pending vs Candidate?
(Princeton, NJ, USA)
I will be starting a graduate program in late August, but would still like to apply for jobs of the same relevance. I've read a few questions that were similar to mine, but was wondering what the difference is between using the degree pending format vs. stating the word candidate in the resume?
How do I show that I am currently getting training for a specific field?
I'm returning to school after 10 years and changing degrees. I have not started school yet but have already had a hard time getting my foot in the door without the certifications that I will be obtaining within 6 months. I would like to show that I am currently enrolled and/or participating in the classes needed for entry level into this field so that employers know I am taking the steps needed.
I want to look appealing so that my resume, which is solid minus this certification, doesn't get thrown out just because I don't have the certification yet.
Answer: Karey... Well, you can definitely put an entry on your resume under Education that shows the courses, where you're taking them, and when you expect to get the certification (for instance, "Certification pending, Spring 2010). But I would also call out this information in the cover letter, so you can be sure it's not missed. Good luck!
How Do I Show an Educational Degree on My Resume Not Yet Complete?
I have completed 95 credits toward my psychology degree. How should I list it on my resume?
ANSWER: Definitely, you want to show anything you have done in education on your resume. Show it just as you said, with the # of credits completed, and when you expect to graduate, if you are still enrolled.
If you're not still going to school, then either in the cover letter or interview, you'll need to be prepared to discuss why you didn't finish or when you plan to finish.
How do I represent a current degree I am pursuing on my resume?
I have just started a Masters in Business Administration online program. I have not completed the first course yet, so should I put that on my resume and how should that appear in conjunction to my Bachelor's Degree?
What Should Go Under Education on the Resume If I'm Still in School?
What can you put on the education part when you are still in school?
ANSWER: Alisia, The education section of your resume can include schooling that is still in process, as well as that which is complete. So, if you are still in school, list it, with dates attended, along with the date you expect to graduate and what degree/major you are working on.
I completed 4 years of course work and requirements of my Ph.D. program, but had not begun work on my dissertation, when I left the country and did not complete the Ph.D. How can I represent the work completed on my resume?
How Do I Show a Masters Program I Have Just Begun on My Resume?
I have been accepted to a master program. I am applying to a job in which this program might have some relevancy to, although the degree is in no way necessary for the position. How is this best reflected on my resume?