include GPA in resume?

Mgirl

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Hi all...I'm applying for a PhD in clinical psych. Should I remove my GPA from my resume? They'll see it elsewhere, so I'm thinking I should just get rid of it. Also- I know some schools prefer CV but I'm thinking of sticking with a resume b/c I don't have publications and such to mention, and so I think my resume does a better job of packaging my accomplishments..what do you all think?
 

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I think it depends on your GPA. If you have a notably high GPA (3.8 or better; perhaps even above 3.7), I would definitely include it.

I think you're fine in doing a resume as well. Many schools ask for a "resume," so you're only following instructions by submitting just that. Good luck!
 

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You should still be sending a CV, even if it's short. No one expects an applicant to have the 26-page CVs that faculty have on their web pages. Go to your uni's career resource center if you need tips on how to dress things up for inclusion.

I put my GPA and GREs on my CV during application, just so everything was there. I don't usually put it on my CV, but it seemed pertinent for an application CV.
 

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Hi all...I'm applying for a PhD in clinical psych. Should I remove my GPA from my resume? They'll see it elsewhere, so I'm thinking I should just get rid of it. Also- I know some schools prefer CV but I'm thinking of sticking with a resume b/c I don't have publications and such to mention, and so I think my resume does a better job of packaging my accomplishments..what do you all think?


CV's are what we use in academia, and that's what you're applying to--I say go with a CV.
 
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