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Asked by Katie on April 3, 2017

What do you recommend for people who do not have a high school diploma but are currently enrolled in an adult basic education program working toward their high school equivalency? Should they omit the education section on the resume completely or include it and list the ABE program they are in now?

Answered by Allegra, Hiring Expert at Cigna, on April 20, 2017

Congratulations on your progress to complete your high school studies. You should be proud of your commitment! Remember to always be 100% honest on your resume and include the necessary details the company will need to understand whether you have graduated or completed an equivalency program. What I've seen work for some candidates, is including the ABE information in the education section along with how much longer you have in the program. So just like a college student would include their expected graduation date, you can do the same with your program. Good luck in your studies!

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Answered by Ashlyn, Hiring Expert at Worthington Industries, on May 1, 2017

Hello! 
Employers always like to know what your educational background is, so yes, I would suggest including this information on your resume and application.  You can included expected completion date so that the employer is aware of that, as well. Best of luck to you! 

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Answered by Brittany, Hiring Expert at ManpowerGroup, on May 22, 2017

Hi!

Congratulations on working towards completing your GED. I agree with the previous answers in that you should list the program, institution, and projected month, year of completion.

Best of luck in your studies!

-Bri
former recruiter

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