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Do employers ask for your transcript?

Lil_Wayne_FanLil_Wayne_Fan Posts: 461Registered User Member
Or do they just look at your resume with your GPA?

Roughly what percentage of employers would you say ask for your transcript that shows specific grades in each class you took?
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  • MiakaaMiakaa Posts: 38Registered User New Member
    I've never had an employer out there ask for my transcript, ever. I guess there's a possibility of it....?

    Putting your GPA on your resume is a possibility. Did you graduate with honors? Because you could substitute that rather than put your GPA. For example, this is what I have on my resume:

    University of Whatever 2009- with honors
    BA English
    Minor: Math

    I dunno, something along those lines will work. What kind of job are you applying for?
  • TortfeasorTortfeasor Posts: 570Registered User Member
    Government does but just to confirm the degree. If they require a certain GPA they may ask for it. If it's important to them, no one takes your word for it, they want proof.
  • worried_momworried_mom Posts: 2,205Registered User Senior Member
    I have heard of occasional requests for an actual transcript when interviewing graduates or seniors for a full-time position, although it is more likely that the employer will just ask about GPA.

    However, it is not uncommon for employers to ask for a transcript when they are screening undergraduate students to fill an intern position. Since the students have not yet completed all requirements for the bachelors degree, the specific courses taken so far (and the grades achieved) are important for differentiating between prospective candidates. For example, a rising junior that has already taken several courses in his major will be a more attractive candidate than one who has spent the first two years just getting general education/distribution requirements out of the way.
  • Lil_Wayne_FanLil_Wayne_Fan Posts: 461Registered User Member
    what exactly does it mean to graduate with honors? 3.5+ GPA I assume?

    I'm an actuarial science major who just finished my sophomore year. I'll be looking for an actuarial internship soon for next summer
  • TortfeasorTortfeasor Posts: 570Registered User Member
    Honors depends on your school.
  • DawgieDawgie Posts: 1,576Registered User Senior Member
    I had to attach my unofficial transcript when I applied to Big 4.
  • RemyStarRemyStar Posts: 42Registered User Junior Member
    One of my professors recommended that every one graduating should go ahead and request 5-10 transcripts from their school. That way if a potential employeer does ask for a trasncript, you'll have some on hand, which saves you some stress as well.

    Not all employeers ask for it. Also, I've heard that you should only put your GPA on a resume if you have a 3.0 or higher.
  • ThanolThanol Posts: 194Registered User Junior Member
    I have had companies ask for unofficial transcripts as well as officials ones for internships.
  • BCEagle91BCEagle91 Posts: 22,762Registered User Senior Member
    Internships often ask for them as they may not get a face-to-face interview.

    It wouldn't be bad to keep a few in your briefcase when you go to interviews so that you have them to hand out upon request. Some schools charge for transcripts so giving them out to prospective employers can cost a few bucks.
  • Lil_Wayne_FanLil_Wayne_Fan Posts: 461Registered User Member
    Yeah that's the thing, official transcripts are $8 each at my school, where as "advising" aka unofficial transcripts are free

    I hope they don't ask for an official one

    I mean there's really no difference
  • commentcommentcommentcomment Posts: 733Registered User Member
    I've never seen people ask for official transcripts. It is always unofficial. If they need to double check, they can call your school to confirm your GPA.
  • maxellismaxellis Posts: 1,172Registered User Senior Member
    My employers have required seeing my official transcripts after they sent out the "Congratulations, we would like to extend to you an offer for this summer. Please follow up by a drug screen, send us your transcripts, and authorize us to do a background check."

    It is to make sure you aren't lying on your resume.
  • worried_momworried_mom Posts: 2,205Registered User Senior Member
    comment, the employer can call the school and ask for your GPA, but he won't get an answer. Due to privacy laws, schools can do nothing more than confirm your dates of attendance and whether or not you received a degree. They can't give out specifics such as GPA without your written consent.
  • commentcommentcommentcomment Posts: 733Registered User Member
    worried, let me rephrase. If the employer needs to double check your GPA and you do not want to pay for an official transcript, you can let your school know xxx is going to call and ask about my grades. I would like you to provide the information.
  • TheSurvivorTheSurvivor Posts: 39- Junior Member
    Google always for your GPA but the company ask internship candidates to upload a copy of their transcripts for immediate consideration
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