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Old 08-15-2009, 12:27 PM
 
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Do they just verify that you indeed got your degree? I'm referring for someone who is established in a career and graduated many years ago, not a recent college hire.

It's public information and most university registrars now have setup a degree verification check on their websites but obtaining someone's transcripts costs money and requires a signed waiver of course.

Any input from HR types especially appreciated.
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:22 PM
 
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I've never had an employer even verify as far as I know. That said, the majority of the jobs I've gotten were due to my expreience, not education.
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:52 PM
 
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I interviewed for a legal support job with a big accounting firm that required a 3.00 in college and proof of that, transcripts - no matter how long ago it was you got that degree.
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Old 08-15-2009, 03:13 PM
 
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Both of my undergraduate and graduate universities provide free transcripts mailed for free.

Federal jobs (USAjobs.gov) want all transcripts whether graduated or not.

I bring copies with me to my interview and official sealed ones, but so far all have accepted my student copies.
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Old 08-15-2009, 06:08 PM
 
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It depends if the employer wants proof of grades as someone else mentioned. Most of the time they just confirm a degree was awarded.
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:33 PM
 
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I gave a recruiter copies of my transcripts and they said they were not good enough as they wanted raised seals or some such nonsense, so I had to give them my ssn so they could obtain them themselves. It wasn't worth arguing over as I could use all the job search help I can get.
And BTW, I am not a recent graduate, plenty of work experience on my resume.

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Old 08-20-2009, 03:20 PM
 
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If you are in the teaching field, they want your transcripts. They need to know the school(s) you graduated from and if you have certain classes and degrees and certifications.

It's quite costly...
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Old 04-07-2010, 01:40 PM
 
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I work in the private sector, and they only follow up to verify that you've actually attended whatever school(s) mentioned on your application.
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Old 04-07-2010, 02:49 PM
 
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Do they just verify that you indeed got your degree? I'm referring for someone who is established in a career and graduated many years ago, not a recent college hire.

It's public information and most university registrars now have setup a degree verification check on their websites but obtaining someone's transcripts costs money and requires a signed waiver of course.

Any input from HR types especially appreciated.
Oftentimes the online degree verification isn't free either. Many universities direct inquiries to a third-party clearinghouse that charges for the retrieval of records. And it is definitely industry-specific. I've never been asked to provide a copy of my transcript let alone if I met a GPA threshold, and I sincerely doubt that any employer ever verified my degree.

But I'm curious, why is OP asking?
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:05 PM
 
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I was wondering the same as kodaka.

Don't lie. It catches up with you. Imagine you say you have a 3.5 GPA, but you really have a 2.7. Most employers don't care, but a few will check up. You go through the interview, and they love you, they're ready to hire -- Then they ask for the transcript. You had better either be a real good liar and tell them that your school doesn't give transcripts, or fess up… Either way you look bad and probably lose the job.

Just be honest. You don't want a job you aren't qualified for anyhow. They don't want high GPA for no reason, they want high GPAs because they have proven success in that position.
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