Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, March 13, 2015
It is true that not all companies have a minimum GPA for their internships, so it is perfectly OK to not list it on your resume. If a company does have a minimum GPA though, they will ask you about it. When this occurs, you should be 100% honest about it because in most cases they will request a copy of your transcripts from your school to verify it. If you are not honest and they later find out your GPA was below what you stated, they could rescind their job offer.
In general, though, if you do not feel as if you have a good GPA, leave it off of your resume and instead emphaisize those activities that you feel speak more to your qualifications. For example, if you are a full-time student, but are also working to help finance your education, clearly show that on your resume as this shows you have a strong work ethic and could explain a lower GPA. The same would apply to other internships and jobs that you have had, as well as other leadership and community activities in which you participate.