Should I leave this previous college experience off of resume?

<p>Hi,</p>

<p>I attended a university for 4 years and did not graduate due to two reasons. The first being that I was a lazy student and my GPA was probably like 1.0-2.0. The second reason being that I moved to America (I lived in Australia).</p>

<p>I have since reapplied and am currently completing a Bachelors. I learnt my lesson from last time and have put a lot of effort into my studies this time and have a 3.8 GPA, with a year to go.</p>

<p>My question is, when I eventually apply for a graduate program, how should I tackle this situation of my wasted time at University in Australia. I was considering just leaving it off of my resume altogether. After all, any place I apply to would not be able to find out that I had spent years at a university in Australia without getting a degree.</p>

<p>Would this be a good idea, or should I put it on my resume and mention something about it in an attached letter?</p>

<p>Any advice would be appreciated.</p>

<p>You MUST list any and all prior colleges that you have attended when applying to grad school. </p>

<p>"I have since reapplied and am currently completing a Bachelors. I learnt my lesson from last time and have put a lot of effort into my studies this time and have a 3.8 GPA, with a year to go."</p>

<p>That is all you need to say. Your current college transcript will show that you have matured and have done very well.
Yours is not an unusual story, btw, but DON'T make the mistake of trying to hide your prior college history.</p>

<p>Seconded what menloparkmom said. There's no reason to hide your past bachelor's attempt - lots of people don't do well the first time but do very well when they mature and try again. Your 3.8 GPA will speak for itself.</p>