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Asked by Maura on August 27, 2015

On my resume is it important to include all the universities that I attended? I transferred schools and took classes at another school other than the one I received my diploma from.

Answered by Cassandra, Hiring Expert at Verizon, on August 28, 2015

Typically, it's fine just to indicate the college from which you've obtained a degree.  If you spent two years at a college and then transferred that my be worth a mention but usually employers are interested in whether a degree was obtained and from what institution. 

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Answered by Siobhan, Hiring Expert at Accenture, on September 8, 2015

Good question! Depending on the length of time you were enrolled in the other courses and how many you complete, it may make sense to include your other university – especially if your transcript shows work from that university. If the other school was a non-degree program and the classes did not transfer, it is up to your discretion if you want to include them on your resume. However, if these other courses align with skills and experience being sought for a particular role you are applying to you may want to call these out in a custom version of your resume. Best of luck. Laura - Accenture campus recruiter

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Answered by Charlene, Hiring Expert at Gap Inc., on September 22, 2015

Most often just the university that you obtained your degree is what employers are looking for, however if you list the universities attended you may open yourself up to an alumni from that school and that becomes a good ice breaker.

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