I sometimes worry my resume misleads people, because my school uses non-standard terminology. (Forum members outside the US may find this quaint.)
Here's the education line on my resume:
"Education: [Acme] College, [Springfield], MA. AB in English, magna cum laude. GPA:12.0/14."
That's weird, but that's what I have. It's a four-year bachelor's degree, and I had an average grade of A-.
Every Web-based "resume uploader" I've ever used–including the HR database at my current employer–parses my resume and lists me as having an Associate's Degree. Many such systems reject my GPA outright. If that's what the HR computers do, I worry it's also what the HR people do.
I could write "BA in English, GPA 3.7," but while that's equivalent, it's not accurate. (You wouldn't tell a Navy captain to write "Colonel" on her resume, right?)
I have enough work experience that my education is no longer the brightest star on my resume, but there are firms that only hire college graduates (BA/BS), or only hire people above a certain GPA.
I want my resume to be 100% truthful, but I also want to avoid getting caught in HR filters I should easily pass through. Any thoughts?