FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
How does the program work?
Custom Degrees represents a small group of
colleges and universities that are authorized to grant high
school diplomas and college degrees. You will submit an
application to our company, and we will match your
experience to the appropriate degree granting institution;
and send your
application to that university or college for
review. If you are accepted to the degree
for which you
applied, you will pay for our services through our secure
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this time, the
or college that accepted your degree application
will send you your degree and transcripts
within 7-10 days. You may order
additional transcripts though the college or university's website, which
awarded your degree. When you need transcripts mailed
to a third party (employer, etc., you simply request the transcripts through your
university or college
alumni page. The college or university that granted your
degree will send your official transcripts to your employer,
etc. upon request. All colleges and universities in our
program do have an official website.
You must be
at least 18-years of age to qualify for our program.
2. How do
you make application?
Application must be made online using the application form.
You may also apply by completing the application, printing
it and mailing to us:
is the application fee?
Your application and evaluation is free! There is no charge
for any service unless you place an order for the
degree which you applied for.
How much does the degree cost?
School Diploma $ 199.00
Associates Degree $ 299.00
Degree $ 399.00
Degree (PhD) $ 599.00
this a legal degree?
Yes, all colleges and universities we represent are registered to issue degrees for distance learning and
portfolio assessment. This is a legal degree. You may
include it on your resume, business cards, letterhead,
passport, web site, job application, or any other official
document you fill out.
can I use my degree for?
Some people want the degree to assist them in getting a
better job. You might have the experience and the knowledge
to do the job, but often times they will pick the candidate
with the degree over the candidate without it. Getting your
degree will level up the playing field and improve your
course, there are those who aren't concerned about
employment prospects. They might be self employed, retired,
or even happy being at their current employment level; but
they want the personal satisfaction of knowing that their
knowledge can be transferred to a college degree. They want to hang
their diploma on the wall and feel proud at their
long will it take to get my degree?
In most cases the whole process can be completed within
30-days, usually less.
does the diploma look like?
The diploma is professionally produced and of very high
quality. It is printed on a fine quality 60 lb. parchment
or cotton paper and bears the embossed seal of the granting college or
university. Transcripts are printed on the same security
paper used by many major colleges and universities. There is
no difference in quality if you were granted a degree from
9. If I
get a bachelor or master degree can I get into a graduate
Our program is not intended for those who are still continuing their
traditional education. This program is targeted at those who have
achieved the requirements to earn their degree and want the
validation of their accomplishment. If your desire is to
attend a traditional graduate school, you should first check
with the school to see if a non-traditional University under
graduate degree is accepted. Of course all degrees earned
through our members schools, will transfer to other member
schools toward a graduate level degree.
think I would qualify for two degrees?
Accomplished individuals might qualify for two degrees. This
could be a bachelor/master or master/doctorate, etc. If you wish
to apply for two degrees please note that on your
application. It is actually two separate degrees and two
separate evaluations will need to be done.
don't see my major listed on the degrees available?
You may apply for any major by making note of it on the
application form. If that major cannot be approved an
alternative might be suggested.
location is stated on the degree?
The school which granted the degree will list their location
on the diploma. In today's technological world, it is
very common for a student to complete their degree online,
and therefore, we feel the location is not a factor in the
distance education arena. All schools in our program do have
a US mailing address, and US phone and facsimile numbers.
13. Do I
Yes, official transcripts are included with your graduation package
granted by the college or university that accepted your
application and issued your degree. The transcripts will show a full course of
study to meet the requirements of your degree. The schools
we represent operate on a 4.0 grade scale. The grades will
consist of A,B,C, D, etc.
graduation date will be on my degree?
You can have any graduation date you want as long as your
application can verify that you achieved the minimum
requirements for that degree, on or before the desired date.
15. Can I
get into trouble with this degree?
Your degree is legal. How you choose to use it might not be.
If you misrepresent how your degree was earned, you in be held liable for your misrepresentation. For
this reason we tell people that they should always be
truthful about how their degree was earned. Be proud that
you were able to earn it by an independent evaluation
process. You worked for this degree no less than someone who
sat in a classroom. In many cases, your degree represents
years and years of work, knowledge, and accomplishment.
16. Can I
contact Customdegrees.com directly?
During the evaluation and document preparation stage your
contact will be www.customdegrees.com. After your degree has
been issued by a university or college, you are considered
alumni and may contact the degree granting university or
the degree verifiable?
Yes, your degree is verifiable through the university or
college registrar’s office by fax email, or US mail. They will
mail your transcripts to anywhere you need them for a small
is the graduation package?
The graduation package is what you get for your payment.
Your graduation package consists of the following:
Diploma: Printed on top quality parchment paper with
embossed seal and signatures. It is comparable to that
which is produced at most traditional state universities.
Embossed Padded Diploma Cover.
Your padded diploma cover is embossed in gold with the
school seal and the name of the school which granted your
Transcripts: This is your official academic record. Your
transcripts are issued upon graduation. They include all
courses to meet your degree requirement, and have your GPA
listed for each semester of course work.
Verification of Degree:
Your student record will be maintained on file permanently
with the university or college, which granted your degree.
Any third party, such as an employer, to whom you
will be sent a certified copy of your transcripts. There
is a small administration fee for each certified copy
19. Can I
get a replacement degree if it is damaged?
Yes, you can get a replacement degree. If the diploma or
documents are damaged in shipping to you they will be
completely replaced without cost. If at a later date you
damage or lose any documents they maybe replaced.
reference your student number and the files can be accessed.
There will be a charge in this case for replacement
20. Can I
get a brochure mailed to my home address?
One of the reasons why fees are kept so low is because we
don't waste money on administrative costs. No brochures are
produced and printing and mailing costs are saved.
Everything is available on our web site.
can I phone you?
We do not have a call center, so no phone calls please. Due
to our efficient online set-up and high volume, we have chosen
not to engage in routine phone calls. Please take a few
minutes to read our web site and go through the FAQ. If you
have a specific question you could not find the answer to on
the web site, then please email us at
countries can you ship to?
We will ship worldwide.
do you ship?
and Canada we will ship Global Priority mail and EMS. Shipping to
other countries will be by what we decide is the best air
service to that country, usually
EMS or DHL.
this a good way to get a degree?
For some people, it is the only way they will get a degree.
You must decide for yourself if this is a good program for
you. We know our program is not for everyone. We don't want
to sell you on it, if it isn't right for you. There are some
limitations to using our services. If you especially want a
degree to enter a traditional graduate school, or if there is
specific licensing requirement, such as the medical and legal
field, you need to confirm if this degree would be accepted.
Of course, a degree from www.customdegrees.com has the advantage
of being very quick and very low cost. We ask you to
consider this. Are you going to return to college to get
your degree? How long will it take you? How much will it
cost? We are not trying to compare a degree from
www.customdegrees.com to Yale, Harvard, etc. There are different
roads for each of us to travel. Do you want to have the
journey or just reach your destination?
this a diploma mill?
No. While the definition of a diploma mill is somewhat
confusing, it usually refers to the printing of a degree
without legal authority for the payment of a fee.
www.customdegrees.com is not a diploma mill because the schools
we represent have the legal authority to issue degrees to
students, and has set forth the requirements necessary to
qualify for their degree.
Are the schools you represent accredited by
any of the U.S. regional accrediting agencies that are
approved by the U.S. Department of Education, for the
purpose of offering federal grants or loans?
We are an education consulting firm. The
alumni of the schools we represent are in all regions of the
world, and at last count, residing in over 60 nations. ALL
of our services are conducted via electronic delivery means,
with NO RESIDENCY requirements. This is the reason we can do
what we do, for such small fees.
The idea of centralized government control
over higher education in the United States was rejected in
favor of a system of voluntary regional accreditation
organizations. Membership in any one of the several U.S.
regional accrediting associations is strictly voluntary.
These regional accrediting associations are privately owned
and operated and are NOT owned or operated by the U.S.
Government or the U.S. Department of Education.
At this time, the schools we represent are
either accredited by an agency authorized to accredit online
colleges and universities, or are in the process of becoming
accredited. Our member schools are not accredited by an
agency recognized by the USDOE.
are other schools with similar programs that say they are
There is no control on the use of the word accredited. If
the school offers a program similar to ours, they are not
accredited by an agency that is recognized by the US
Department of Education. And unless that accreditation is
recognized by US Department of Education and CHEA, there will be limitations as
to the acceptance of the degree. Those limitations include
professional license requirements, Doctors, Lawyers, etc. Federal program funding,
and traditional graduate school admittance.
guarantee do I have that my degree will be accepted?
We cannot guarantee who will accept your degree. We know
there is a high level of acceptance for the degrees issued
by our member schools, but acceptance is not up to us; it is
the decision of the other party. If you are honest about how
you earned your degree they might not accept it, but they
will not ignore it either. It is still a testament to your
accomplishments. And you have every reason to be proud about
is your Refund Policy
30-days from receipt date. You have nothing to lose and so
much to gain!
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