A co-worker and I were going through several resumes that we received from college job boards, and we came across one that looked pretty good, to the point that we would want to interview him.
However, we noticed that on his university education, his GPA was missing. Normally this would be a big enough red flag to toss out the resume altogether, but looking at the rest of his resume led us to give him the benefit of the doubt.
That said, our company does have a requirement of a 3.0/4.0 GPA for recent graduates before we can even interview them, which brings me to my question: is it professional to email and ask for the GPA before we even offer an interview?
EDIT: I should say that the alternative to asking for the GPA is not interviewing the guy altogether.