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This is the archive page of our resume guide for questions about how to list education on a resume.

Apparently, people find writing about education on their resumes to be difficult, as I've gotten a lot of questions on this topic over the past few years. So many that I had to create this archive page!

On this page, you'll find questions past visitors have asked about education resume writing... along with my expert answers and comments from other visitors to these pages. If you want to ask a question yourself, or view more current questions, then click the link to see our current education resume questions page.

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How do I list my incomplete degree in an accelerated degree program? 
I am currently enrolled in an accelerated degree program at Roberts Wesleyan College. Bachelors degree in Organizational Management - anticipated date …

What is the protocol for listing a Diploma? 
Great site, folks. Our College has a two year diploma that new teachers enroll in. We affectionately call it "CCEDP", which stands for Community College …

Where do I document a pending Masters degree on a resume so it will be seen by recruiters? 
Hello... I left my last job in 2008 to pursue a full-time three and a half year Masters degree program and have about a year left before I finish. I need …

What does years of involvement mean? 
One of my college resume questions is "Honors, awards and recognitions. List each and describe the level and the number of years of your involvement." …

How do I list I earned a HSED on my resume? 
I recently earned a High School Equivalence Diploma with honors and I need to know how to list that on my resume. Thank you Answer: Carol, you …

Do I list my high school if I have a college degree? 
If I have a college degree, do I need to list my high school under education? Answer: Hard to answer without more information. If your college degree …

How do I list my prior education? 
I am completing a college application and they ask me to list my prior education. What is there included on this list? Any education? Language courses? …

How do I list my incomplete degree? 
I am attempting to make a resume. I have not completed a degree yet. I only have 15 months (3 semesters) experience in college, how do I list this? …

Do I list a school/program I am currently enrolled in? 
I am enrolled in a masters program, but have not yet completed it. Do I list it on my resume? How? Thank you! Answer: Donna, It's always a good idea …

What is the proper way to list an online Master's degree on a resume? 
Do you have to say "on line" in the description? For example, A Master of Arts in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida …

How would I emphasize the college degrees on my resume, but not the college itself? 
I have two degrees from the same college. I would like to emphasize the degrees on my resume, but not the college. Most formats I found on the internet …

How do you explain you are currently obtaining your degree? 
I am currently obtaining my degree and do not know how to explain that on my resume. ANSWER: Holly, that question has been asked and answered many …

How do I address my college now having a different name? 
My college is now a University, how do I address this on my resume since my degree was from the college? On a related note, I also am curious about listing …

What if I only have high school education, but have 30 years on-the-job training? 
I am currently a Fiscal Officer at a large non-profit. I have had 25 years of on-the-job training in all facets of administration and my previous job …

Could My College Education Be Hurting Me in a Blue Collar Job Market? 
Hi. My names Randy. I'm 38 years old, and have been a custodian/janitor for the past 16 years. I've also been going to college part-time while working …

Questions About How to Format the Education Section of a Resume 
I just finished a long pursued degree. Should the reference include dates, institutions, minors etc.? Or should I simply say 'BS in Business Admin.'

Questions About How to List Multiple Schools on Resume 
I've attended two different high schools in different states. I'm going to be a senior so I haven't yet graduated. How to list that?

Questions About How to Show Non-Degree College Work or Activities 
I attended 3 different colleges (one being a Jr. College). How would I word this so a potential employer can see that I did not complete my degree but …

Questions Relating to High School on a Resume 
If a person does not have a high school diploma, does he/she have to list the high school on the resume? ANSWER: Well... I think you have to include …

Questions About Accreditation & Certification on a Resume 
Should these accrediting bodies for the healthcare industry be added to the resume beneath the certification? (CAAHEP) Commission on Accreditation …

How to order your degrees? 
I have a bachelor's degree and my MBA. I plan on going back to school to get a second bachelor's degree. Do I list my degrees chronologically, or would …

How do I properly describe my high school education on a resume? 
I have never made a resume and would like to list as much positive information as possible. I am unsure about how to list my high school specializations …

If the college/university has changed its name after one has received a degree, how should the college name appear on the resume? 
York College of Pennsylvania was York Junior College when I received my Associates' degree. How should I list the college on my current resume? Thanks. …

How should I list my degree emphasis? 
I have a BS in Technical Management with an emphasis in Networking. Can I list the degree as follows: Bachelor of Science, Technical Management Emphasis: …

Would stating current classes in community college rather undermine my BA? 
Should I leave out the current certificate process in "community college" not to weaken my BA resume....? That is not even a degree program? I have …

Do most employers automatically filter resumes submitted online using keywords to determine educational levels? 
If so and you don't have a degree, how can you avoid being filtered out? I have more than 30 years experience in corporate communications and "some college" …

Should I include an old unrelated degree on my resume? 
I received my law degree 20 years ago, but have gone back to school and obtained a human services diploma to work as a community worker with new immigrants. …

How do I list college when I have no credits yet? 
I just started college 2 weeks ago and applied for a job, I have no credits and am only taking two courses so far. How do I format that on a resume. …

If I have very little collegiate experience (just 2 classes), should I still include this on my resume? 
This is actually not for me... it's for my mom. I have decided to help her "Sass up" her resume. She is in the tradeshow industry; this industry is full …

How do I show I am in the process of getting my professional license? 
I am applying to several jobs, some asking for professional licensure. I am scheduled to take the exam, but the deadlines are soon. I want to apply to …

Questions About How to List Degrees, Majors & Minors on a Resume 
I have two different degrees from the same college. Should I list the college twice with each degree under each entry... or just list the name of the college …

Questions About Preventing Age Discrimination Based on Educational History 
I'm 43 years-old, and I wonder if I'm doing myself an injustice by putting my high school & college graduation dates on my resume. Should I include them …

Questions About the Educational Institution and Your Resume 
The college I graduated from is now a university. How should I list this, as a college or a university? ANSWER: I think I would just list the current …

Questions About Incomplete Education on Your 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 …

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