Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at Asurion, on Thursday, December 3, 2015
As a general rule of thumb, I do not suggest student's listing their GPA on their resume unless it is above a 3.0. Some companies have hiring restrictions regarding GPA, so they might ask if they do not see it listed. For this reason, you'll need to be prepared to talk about your GPA and the reason it is a bit low. When you discuss this, be sure to state lessons you've learned/how you've improved since the lower marks in certain courses. For example, perhaps your GPA is low due to poor time management - maybe you took a full course load and in addition held a job and were involved in extra-curricular activities. From that experience, you learned where your limits are, when to ask for help, and the importance of saying 'no' to certain opportunities in order to maintain balance in all areas of life. This will show that even though your GPA is below 3.0, you're still someone who is driven and strives to excel.