I just graduated and am looking for my first non-internship job.

I transferred schools, and got a significantly better GPA at my newer school.

How should I represent my educational history and GPA on my CV? Putting both schools takes up a lot of real estate, and it'd be nice not to put my subpar initial GPA on display. I am thinking of just putting my latter school and GPA and listing my graduation date. Is this ethical?

  • Why put GPA at all? that's kind of weird. If you must, there's nothing mis-leading about "final GPA", "GPA at graduation" or other such terminology. – dandavis Feb 6 '18 at 4:41
  • "it'd be nice not to put my subpar initial GPA on display" Nothing wrong with that. – pmf Feb 6 '18 at 7:12

There is only a need to put the school you graduated from and the date of graduation. GPA is optional, but the only relevant GPA is that at the time of graduation. I think that adding the other school and the GPA at that school would just be too much noise on the CV. The only exception perhaps being applying for a position at the first school.

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    Agreed. Any additional information is just confusing.... – Mister Positive Feb 6 '18 at 12:45

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