We do not offer a verification
service. We're too busy printing quality replacement diplomas
and transcripts to offer any additional services. Since
we don't a offer verification service and so many of you
have asked about it, we'd like to include a few tips when
deciding which service to use.
Don't go by price alone when choosing a verification
service. Paying more does not necessary mean you'll
receive a better service. The service and what it has
to offer should be your #1 concern, not the price.
The Federal Family Educational Rights & Privacy
Act (FERPA) governs the maintenance, protection, verification
and release of educational documents. The law requires
that the graduate sign a release form before the college,
university or verification service can release the records.
This means any verification service that claims they'll
verify your documents by phone or email are operating
against the law. Verification also cannot be obtained
from a website. One diploma printing service offers
a verification service website. This is illegal! The
point isn't so much that you'll get in trouble as it
is that most employers know the law. If you apply for
a job and tell the interviewer he/she can verify your
graduation on a website, if you're lucky you'll only
be laughed out the door.
The verification service you choose should verify your
educational records by mail or fax only. These are the
only legally allowable methods of verification that
any service can use. If the service offers verification
by mail only, remember to find out exactly what address
will be on the return documents. One diploma printing
service offers a verification service that sends documents
with a Washington, D.C. return address. Unless you graduated
from a college or university in D.C., the verification
service will be of no use to you.
Since it's highly improbable that any verification
service has a physical mailing address in every city
in the country, it's best to choose one that offers
verification by fax. Remember, a fax transmittal shows
only the time and fax number the document was received
from. If the verification service has a toll-free number,
you won't run into the problems you would if you went
with a service that mails your documents from Washington,
D.C. or any other city.
The only verification service would be locate that passes
all the tests (meaning the requirements of FERPA) ironically
is Verification Services.
Their fee is quite reasonable as compared to other services,
and they verify educational documents by fax.
Verification Services does not offer diplomas or transcripts,
only verification services. They require that you send
them a copy of your diploma or transcripts in order
for them to be sent to any third party when verification
is requested. Yes, you can send them a copy of the diploma
or transcripts you receive from us, and they'll verify
the documents. With only two exceptions, they'll verify
the documents you send them, regardless of where and
how you obtained them.
to visit Verification Services' website.