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Asked by davaughna on February 4, 2014

I am currently updating my resume. I withdrew from college in 2012, but am enrolling again next semester. Is it better to leave my previous college education off my resume since I didn't complete it?

Answered by Todd, Hiring Expert at MetLife, on February 7, 2014

I think it is great that you are going back and would suggest that you include the fact that you will be pursing a degree. You can list the school that you are going to with an "Expected Graduation Date" and that will show potential employers of your intention to finish school. Good luck with your studies.

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Answered by Sharon, Hiring Expert at Mutual of Omaha, on February 10, 2014

It's important to list your education to demonstrate that you are currently pursuing. You don't need to list a date for your completed education (i.e., high school graduation) but you should indicate if you are attending school that you are "current attending". It helps show your progression and aspiration.

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Answered by John, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on February 26, 2014

It is definitely important to include that you are pursuing a college education. I would put the school you are currently attending with an “expected graduation date” of when you expect to graduate.

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Answered by Siobhan, Hiring Expert at Accenture, on March 3, 2014

I would recommend including the education, regardless of whether you received a degree or not. This allows an employer to understand the true picture of your experience and education and it explains what you were doing during that timeframe. Leaving it out might show a gap, leaving an employer to wonder what it is you were doing. Going to school/taking classes looks better than if you were not doing anything. Betsy - Accenture campus recruiter

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