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Old 07-31-2007, 04:37 AM
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Default How Can You Verify If Someone Really Has A Degree?

Such as from the University of London? I tried to verify someone's degree, but U of L said they couldn't for privacy reasons. If that's the case, anyone could claim a degree and get away with it. Advice?
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Old 07-31-2007, 04:49 AM
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I do not believe that is true. I believe any school has the right to verify that THEY granted a degree or not. What would be to the point if one said they went to Harvard if no one can check. It may be that an applicant must grant the right to the school to release the information, but I doubt that is even the case as it seems many people's school records are made public by the News and other media outlets.
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Old 07-31-2007, 02:48 PM
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Such as from the University of London? I tried to verify someone's degree, but U of L said they couldn't for privacy reasons. If that's the case, anyone could claim a degree and get away with it. Advice?

You may ask the applicant to request a transcript and directly send to you.
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Old 07-31-2007, 04:02 PM
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I doubt he would do that, as I don't think he actually earned the degree. There should be a way you can write to a school and request some kind of form.
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Old 07-31-2007, 09:41 PM
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D1684,
You can write to the school but who said the school is accredited?
I am not sure how it is in europ but here they have a system of verification, they provide you with a form that you may sign the worker to lift the privacy and provide you with the information you required.
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Old 08-01-2007, 09:45 AM
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Such as from the University of London? I tried to verify someone's degree, but U of L said they couldn't for privacy reasons. If that's the case, anyone could claim a degree and get away with it. Advice?
If it were true, you would be right, and it's certainly easy to inadvertently contravene the Data Protection Act. However, Seems to me the consent process is not that much different from here.


UNIVERSITY OF LONDON DATA PROTECTION GUIDELINES
Revised March 2007
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"Employment agencies or prospective employers may also contact the University to verify details about a student (for example, attendance records, exam results, and degree classifications). Disclosure of such information must comply with the principles described above and will normally require the consent of the student. "

See here for the full skinny
http://www.london.ac.uk/fileadmin/do...sed_Mar_07.pdf
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Old 08-02-2007, 03:04 AM
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I don't have the person's permission to ask the University, and I haven't asked. I doubt they would give it to me them for it. I'm working on a book, and I don't want to give to much away.
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Old 08-09-2007, 01:29 AM
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D1684,
You can write to the school but who said the school is accredited?
I am not sure how it is in europ but here they have a system of verification, they provide you with a form that you may sign the worker to lift the privacy and provide you with the information you required.

maybe it's not credited to the department of education...
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Old 08-13-2007, 11:39 AM
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One of the easist ways to very a persons degree status is have the student turn into you the Diploma and the transcript and then contact the school and do a fax by letter head verification.
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