lost degree

  • Why do College Diploma Replacements Take so Long?

    Delays in obtaining college diploma replacements are all too real for ex-graduates! Discovering you’ve lost your college diploma usually comes as a surprise: You dig through endless boxes, feeling your panic escalate all the while… What if your expensive degree was all for naught, because you can’t prove you actually got it? In a frenzy, you sit down and start Googling “college diploma replacements”… Only to discover that while it’s usually possible to get one, it’s going to take time. Getting a fresh copy of your college diploma usually takes 6-8 weeks or longer, for the following reasons: 1. There’s a lot of “red tape” to get through as you begin the process. You can’t just call up your old college, ask for a replacement diploma, and have them mail one out, unfortunately. Most colleges are FERPA compliant, so they will only accept mailed, written diploma requests. (This is done to prevent fraud and identity theft, but it certainly doesn’t make the replacement process any easier.) 2. You’ll have to provide a lot of data. In order to get a new diploma, you’ll have to contact the Office of the Registrar. Most Registrars will demand all of the following information...
  • Finding My Diploma Was Quite the Treasure Hunt!

    Jane lost her diploma but was able to replace it with the help of an online supplier.. Meet Jane. Like most of us, she’s worked hard to get where she is today. After enduring the Great Recession and working a string of dead-end “McJobs,” she finally has the opportunity to land a job as an office administrator. There’s just one little problem: Upon being asked to find a copy of her diploma to hang in her office in order to increase client trust, Jane realizes it’s nowhere to be found. She most likely misplaced it during one of the several moves she’s had to make in the last few years. Since we live in a world where technology has largely made things easy, Jane doesn’t panic at first. She assumes that getting a replacement will be simple. After all, a quick Google search assures her that she’ll just have to contact her old high school and ask for a new diploma. Soon enough, a fresh copy should be in the mail… But then the problems start. Why is replacing a lost diploma so difficult? First, Jane discovers that her old high school has been shut down due to budget...

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