Handling Resume Education Section When Degree Is Incomplete


Julia writes:
UnfinishedDegreeI have a problem as what to put on my educational section of my resume. How do I characterize my education if I am a withdrawn college student and am not attending the same college? Do I list my high school info or my previous college that I have withdrawn from?


The Career Doctor responds:
Do not list high school. The best approach is to list both of the colleges you’ve attended and list the number of credit-hours completed in each. If you have significant credit-hours in a particular subject or major you can specify that.

If you are on a path to graduation and somewhat close to it you can actually list your expected degree and then say “expected [date].” For example:

Bachelor of Business Administration Marketing University of Washington Seattle WA expected spring 2016