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  Search / Validate / Verify College Degrees and other Educational Qualifications
  Validation or Verification of College Degrees and other educational qualifications is regularly used by headhunters, employers, and other verifiers. This report verifies educational qualifications* and degrees of any person. This Information is generally verified through the schools or universities. If you do not know an individual's educational qualification, you can search those possible qualifications through this search. Results generally include the type of degree or degrees and upon availability the year, degree was awarded. You can also find out if the degrees are genuine or fake or have been awarded through diploma mills. For USA education searches can be run by state or nationwide and returns possible colleges or universities attended or degrees such as Bachelors, Masters, Doctorates, MD, MBA, MS, BS, BA, MA, JD, Phd etc. Education search for high school diploma's and associate degrees is optional and available as a custom search. Search publicly available resources for USA, Canada, UK, China, India, Australia, South Korea, Malaysia, Phillipines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, Macau and many other countires for education verifications. Click here for education and college degree verifications outside the USA.
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This search deduces Name and location of High School attended by individual from Name and last known address. This is a nationwide search that searches all states in the USA.
The way to ensure if degrees are genuine and not awarded by diploma mills is to check if the school is accredited by an agency acknowledged by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

What does accreditation mean? Accreditation is an academic recognition and approval granted to an educational institution or program that meets or exceeds established standards of educational quality. Accreditation helps ensure the quality of an institution or program. If you need to transfer credits to an accredited school, you're not likely to get non-accredited coursework recognized and non-accredited degrees are not acceptable to most employers. It is also important to know who has accredited the school. Many accreditations have no meaning unless they are recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), a private, nonprofit national organization, and the United States Department of Education (USDE). Each organization reviews the quality and effectiveness of accrediting bodies, recognizing many of the same ones, but not all. USDE recognition is required for institutions that seek eligibility for federal student financial aid, and CHEA recognition confers academic legitimacy. Only accredited universities and programs are eligible for federal--and sometimes state--student financial aid.  CHEA and USDE also recognize these six regional accrediting associations, each responsible for a specific geographic area -- Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools -- New England Association of Schools and Colleges -- North Central Association of Colleges and Schools -- Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities -- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools -- Western Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition the following national accrediting associations are also recognized: -- Accrediting Association of Bible College -- Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council -- Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools -- Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic Schools -- Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada -- Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools Accreditation Commission
  A recent survey by the New York Times Job Market research team found that 89 percent of job seekers exaggerate on their resumes. Typical resume airbrushing tactics include exaggerating job responsibilities, falsifying employment dates, or covering up the reasons for leaving a former employer. According to Nolo.com, a Web site designed to help people handle everyday legal matters, 9 percent of job seekers falsely claimed they had a higher degree, listed false employers, or identified jobs that didn't exist. Eleven percent misrepresented why they left a former employer, and nearly 33 percent listed employment dates that were off by more than 3 months.

"At the executive level, inflating responsibilities and falsifying degrees are two common resume lies," said Michael Kessler, an investigative consultant at international corporate investigation firm Kessler International. At lower levels, he said, changing work dates to fill gaps of unemployment and omitting criminal histories are more common.

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In February 2006, Electronics retailer RadioShack Corp. said that its president and chief executive, David Edmondson resigned during an investigation into credentials listed on his resume. Edmondson originally said he had received a Bachelor of Science degree and then said he believes, but cannot document, that he received a ThG diploma, awarded for completing a three-year degree in theology. Executive Chairman Leonard Roberts said in a conference call that at the time of Edmondson's first hiring in 1994, RadioShack was not in the practice of verifying academic credentials. He stressed that the company now conducts more stringent background checks.

Veritas removed its former CFO because he lied on his resume, claiming a Stanford MBA he doesn't have. Lonchar is the most recent in a long list of high-profile resume "padders." George O'Leary, hired as head coach for the Notre Dame football team in 2001, got the ax when it was discovered he never played football for his alma mater, the University of New Hampshire -- though his resume said he had. He later confessed his master's degree was also a sham. Ouch. Resume padding, of course, isn't just limited to bogus degrees.

The business school of the University of California at Berkeley is running background checks on prospective students and rejecting some for lying on their applications:
Of 100 students who have qualified for admittance to the prestigious Haas School of Business, five were rejected last month after staff found they had made false claims on their applications, Wharton business school at the University of Pennsylvania, has also began requiring applicants to pay a $35 fee to have an outside firm verify their applications. "We wanted to warn the market, "Don't apply to us if you plan to fudge your application," said Rosemaria Martinelli, director of MBA admissions and financial aid. "What I hope to do through all this is to show that integrity is the most important thing," she said. Woo, the Gillen Dean of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, thinks running a check is probably a good idea in today's business climate.
Dartmouth athletic director resigns due to Fake Masters Degree.

"Charles Harris, Dartmouth's new athletic director, resigned abruptly after questions were raised about his resume. Harris stepped down Monday. Dartmouth had scheduled to officially introduce him Tuesday as the school's new Athletic Director.

*Education search will only search for college or university degrees.




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