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Education

Include all colleges and universities from which you have earned a degree. List the institutions in reverse chronological order with your most recent college or university first. Include the name and location of your college or university; type of degree and year earned; and major, minor, or concentration. You may include overall GPA as well as your major GPA, especially if it is an asset to your application. (Make sure that you understand how to calculate your GPA and our policies on ethical GPA practices.) If it is relevant, include any special training you have received that supports your candidacy, such professional certifications or licensures.


Examples:

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Bachelor of Arts; May 2014
Major: History; Minor: Political Science
Overall GPA: 3.4

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Bachelor of Science, May 2015
Intelligence Analysis major, National Security concentration
Major GPA: 3.9; Overall GPA: 3.6

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Master of Arts in Teaching, May 2013
Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies, December 2009, Magna Cum Laude
Professional Licensure Program: Early Childhood Education


Honors

Provide information about any honors you have received such as scholarships, Dean’s List, President’s List, and memberships in honor societies. Include the dates you received these honors.   If you have less than three honor entries, list them under the education heading. If there are more, feel free to add another section to your resume, entitled “Honors” or “Awards”.