I leave my degrees in my Resume.
And my GPA, because it is high.
AND have letters of recommendation, at the ready.
AND References listed in your Resume WITH contact information.
It is a MUST.
You HAVE TO have these components, in your Resume.
I used to work in HR... and it was REAL irritating... when applicants do not have... Letters of Recommendations or References, listed with contact info.
It shows, they do not know how to be professional nor for their Resume.
I would, disregard these, applicants.
They should, know better.
So, if you do not have Letters of Recommendation... then you SHOULD, contact your References, and have them write you a letter AND sign it.
You have to have these, ready.