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Timings

How long does it actually take for me to receive my instant degree?

Payment Options

Can fees be paid other than by Credit Card?

Can a degree be paid for with the Credit Card of another person?

How secure is my payment by Credit Card?

Eligibility

Can anybody get an Instant Degree?

Why should I need an Instant Degree?

Do I have any obligations?

Institutions Covered

Can you tell me the Names and Addresses of the Colleges and Universities that grant the degrees before I graduate?

Why can't you tell me the Names and Addresses of the Colleges and Universities that grant the degrees before I graduate?

Can I choose which University or College the degree is awarded by?

Can I specify the country, region or zone of the University or College that I graduate from?

Will the college or university run it's own campus?

Sample Degrees

Can I see a sample degree certificate?

Limitations

Are there limitations?

Client Security

How can I be sure I will get my Degree?

What about confidentiality?

Our Security Guarantee

Client Services

Are the awards verifiable?

Can you arrange Transcripts or Student Records?

I am not certain about which Discipline is relevant to my chosen subject.

Can I request a specific date of graduation for my degree?

Internet

Will the institution have a website?

Will the institution have an email contact?

Is this legal?

For instance, can I get an OFFICIAL Apostille attached?

How long does it actually take to receive my Instant Degree?

This can vary greatly depending on what kind of Credit Card you use, your location and the location of the institution.

Credit Card clearance is not done by us, it is done by CCNOW (a trusted third party). This can take anything between minutes and a few working days to process. We can only begin your application when we are informed by CCNOW that your Credit card transaction has been approved.

Because of the effect of different time-zones, your application may be approved the same day or the next working day. For the same reason, we may receive your Graduation package for forwarding the next working day or the day after. To take account of these variations, we like to allow 5 working days from the time you make your purchase online to us receiving your Graduation package for forwarding.

We use as standard, Registered Express Mail which used to deliver anywhere in the world in 5 working days. However, since 9/11 we have been advising applicants to allow at least 10 working days for delivery. 10 working days does not count the day of shipping, weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) and Public Holidays. There is a function on the CCNOW server for you to check the STATUS of your order. It will not be listed as SHIPPED unless it has been physically placed in the Registered Express Mail system.

We would politely ask all applicants not to email about the STATUS of their order without first checking in the CCNOW server to see if it has been SHIPPED. In the case that it has been SHIPPED, please allow at least 10 WORKING DAYS from the SHIPPING date before asking for information.

Can fees be paid other than by Credit Card?

No!It is fundamental to our Security Guarantee that we ONLY accept payments thru Credit Cards processed thru a THIRD PARTY PROCESSOR and we ONLY ship to the billing address of the Credit Card by Registered Express Mail which must be signed for. This way, all parties are protected.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT PAYMENT BY ANY OTHER MEANS. This protects you as much as it does us.

Orders specifying a delivery address other than the billing address of the Credit Card are automatically declined by the processor. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of how a Third Party Processor works, we suggest you educate yourself prior to ordering by contacting CCNOW.com or any other reputable company offering such services.

Bottom line: If we do not deliver what we promise, we do not get paid!

Can a degree be paid for with the Credit Card of another person?

No. Only RETURNING CLIENTS who have already obtained an instant degree from us in their OWN NAME can order for a third-party, i.e. friends, family etc. The degree can only be shipped to the billing address of the Credit Card, in this circumstance, the Cardholder and the person named on the degree are each equally bound by the Confidentiality Contract (see http://www.instantdegrees.com/tos.htm. for further details) The person named on the Credit Card automatically declares that the person named on the degree has given their permission for the degree to be obtained in their name.

How secure is my payment by Credit Card?

Very secure!

Since we ONLY accept payments thru Credit Cards processed thru a THIRD PARTY PROCESSOR and we ONLY ship to the billing address of the Credit Card by Registered Express Mail which must be signed for. All parties are protected.

Read our Security Guarantee for further details. We never see your Credit card details, these are known only to CCNOW thru their secure server option.

Can you tell me the Names and Addresses of the Colleges and Universities that grant the degrees before I graduate?

No!(see below)

Why can't you tell me the Names and Addresses of the Colleges and Universities that grant the degrees before I graduate?

As we explain clearly on the site, our service ensures that the confidentiality of the Institutions and the security of YOU the client and your Credit Card payment. Only those who graduate learn the name of the Institution they graduate from, this is to prevent negative publicity being directed towards the Institution or the graduates. Instantdegrees.com offers further security to the you by not releasing your payment to the Institution UNTIL they have sent to us your qualifications. We then forward them on to you.

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Can I see a sample degree certificate?

No! First of all, we represent so many different institutions that this would be pointless anyway. Secondly, to do so would violate our Confidentiality Contract and lay us open to prosecution. We have strict guidelines on Degree certificate quality and we only deal with Institutions that conform to ISO Standards. A general guideline to the type of degree certificate that conforms to academic norms and ISO standards is usually:

A4 Format Diploma Printed on High Quality 180g white un-bordered diploma card or High Quality 170g bordered diploma card. Details of the institution, degree awarded and graduate name.
Details printed by high quality black print. The logo of the institution if applicable. Most importantly, the official embossed seal of the institution. Usually this is ornate and gold-plated.
Unique diploma identity code Verification instructions Address and legal status of the institution.

Can I choose which University or College the degree is awarded by?

No! The choice of Institution is made by us based on your choice of DEGREE and SUBJECT.

Can I specify the country, region or zone of the University or College that I graduate from?

No! Many loophole institutions operate legally by the clever use of jurisdictions (this is done for your benefit). We offer our services to an international client base without preference to any particular country. We guarantee that all the institutions we represent are legally formed and operating tertiary level institutions in ENGLISH SPEAKING jurisdictions that have English as the institutional language of operation.

It is probable that your degree will come from a country other than the country of your residence. If you feel that the degree you seek must come from a location near you or that you cannot explain your degree thru distance programs then you should not apply.

Do I have any obligations.?

Yes! The act of making payment is a declaration that the person named on the diploma has sufficient Life/Work Experience or Prior Study to justify the award. We then make an application to the College or University on your behalf in a way we know will be accepted. We do not require a CV or any documentary evidence to back up your declaration. You also agree to the legally binding Confidentiality Contract which prevents your or anybody else from directly or indirectly disclosing the link between the awarding institution and instantdegrees.com This is designed to protect the interests of both our clients and the institutions we represent. (see http://www.instantdegrees.com/tos.htm. for further details)

Will the college or university run its own campus?

Not necessarily. All of the institutions we represent are legally formed and operating private academic, rather than mainstream public, institutions. They provide non-traditional, distance programs and correspondence degree courses, using outsourced campus facilities when required, for instance, Summer Schools and Short Residential Courses. However, all the institutions we represent have their own Administration Centers for administering the degree courses and post graduate services such as the FREE Verification Service. None of the institutions we represent advertise directly to the public nor is their association with instantdegrees.com.

Can anybody get an Instant Degree?

Yes! Providing you are over the age of 18, you can use this LEGAL loophole to get an Instant Degree.

Can you arrange Transcripts or Student Records?

Yes! However you can only apply for Transcripts or Student Records once we have sent you your degree.

With your degree you receive instructions on how to order Transcripts online using using your unique diploma identity code. The cost of Transcripts is $100 regardless of the level of the degree. Transcripts usually take about a week longer to prepare than the original degree certificate you receive.

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Are there any limitations?

The only real limitation concerns accreditation, which is not legally required. However, for credit transfer purposes, Institutions will normally only recognize degrees from other institutions registered with the same accreditation agency. As there are literally thousands of accrediting agencies it would be impossible to join them all. Therefore you must assume that your Instant Degree, although legal, registered and verifiable will not be useful for credit transfer purposes, this includes using the degree as a "stepping stone" to a higher degree at a Traditional Institution.

As 99% of our clients use our service because they have neither the time nor the inclination to attend a traditional university, the question of credit transfer is irrelevant anyway. Similarly, certain professions require degrees to have a specific accreditation in order to be used as a professional qualification. i.e. Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry. Of course, these kind of degrees are not available from Instantdegrees.com Although the Institutions themselves operate completely legally, it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the possession and use of a non-nationally accredited degree is commensurate with local legislation before ordering.

Why should I need an Instant Degree?

An Instant Degree allows the holder the legal use of Titles (such as Dr or Professor) or post nominal letters (such as MBA or Ph.D) An example of this includes putting a Title on your passport, driving license, letterheads and Credit Cards, Business Cards etc.

The immediate advantage to the holder is the natural tendency in society to defer to people with degrees of this nature. This is particularly true in older countries such as those in Europe. The deference shown to holders of Doctoral Titles in Germanic and Latin Countries is legendary. Fully booked restaurants suddenly find vacancies, hotels miraculously discover the availability of "more pleasant" rooms, airport checking counters open inexplicably to offer special service while others wait in line and holders have found themselves being upgraded to First Class tickets at no extra cost.

How can I be sure I will get my Degree?

This is where the benefits of our service come in. With us as an intermediary, you can be sure that the College or University is operating legally and sends your diploma in return for your payment. When you pay us via our Third Party Credit Card Processor, we send the request to the Institution and we only release the funds to them once they have sent your degree(s) to us. We then forward on the items to you at no cost.

Because we use a Third Party Processor (namely CCNOW) we do not get paid if you do not receive your degree.

Feel free to contact CCNOW.com Customer Service to confirm that this is the case.

We ONLY accept payment by Credit Card and we ONLY ship to the Billing Address of the Credit Card by Registered Express Mail which MUST be signed for by the addressee. Therefore it is IMPOSSIBLE for a client to receive a degree thru us and claim it was not delivered.

Are the awards verifiable?

Absolutely! We only deal with legally operating Colleges and Universities that provide a FREE Verification Service for all awards that meets the guidelines as setout by the International Standards Organization (ISO). This means that a THIRD PARTY i.e. another person or organization (graduates cannot self-verify – this is a violation of the TOS) can verify your degree if required by contacting the institution directly by mail.Please note that Colleges and Universities do not verify awards over the phone or by FAX. For legal reasons, verification requests must be submitted by mail, in writing and accompanied by the graduate's written, signed letter of consent. Unless a verification request is submitted by mail, in writing and accompanied by the graduate's written, signed letter of consent, it is not considered legally valid and will not be responded to or acknowledged. The institutions are required by contract to respond to a valid verification request within 21 days of receipt.

The fact that you have acquired your degree via InstantDegrees.com is NEVER mentioned.

Will the institution have an email contact?

Up until October 28 2002 all institutions represented by us operated an email contact for Graduate Affairs. Despite having their administration directed entirely off-line, they did so at OUR insistence as we believed that this would be convenient for our clients who come exclusively thru the Internet.

We provided clear explanations that for legal reasons email verification was not possible and that verification had to be presented by mail, in writing and accompanied by the written, signed consent of the graduate. Despite this, large numbers of our clients nevertheless attempted illegal verification requests, along with directing miscellaneous questions about InstantDegrees.com and posing questions answered either in our FAQ or in the Graduation Package. The volume of these emails rendered the email contacts almost useless for genuine Graduate Affairs questions.

Effective October 28 2002, no new institution represented by us will operate an email contact and those existing institutions that have operated email contacts at our insistence will no longer be required to do so. Most have indicated that they will decommission their email contacts immediately.

This in NO WAY diminishes the commitment of the institutions to providing timely responses to valid verification requests, which will continue uninterrupted.

The Customer Service policy of InstantDegrees.com continues to be one that strives towards excellence and we will of course answer any questions directed towards us, as we have always done.

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Will the institution have a website?

Generally, no! There is a good reason for this as private non-traditional Colleges and Universities that run websites are easily branded as "Virtual Universities" which is not the case. This can be a source of negative publicity which is best avoided.

Can I pay to get an OFFICIAL Apostille attached?

Yes, absolutely! All degrees arranged thru InstantDegrees.com are 100% legal and therefore are eligible for the attachment of an Apostille. The very fact that the degrees we arrange can be "Apostilled” is testimony to their legality. For your convenience, we have arranged for discounted fees from Apostille.com or Apostille.co.uk for all our clients.

Discount details are included in with your Graduation Package.

What about confidentiality?

Confidentiality is guaranteed in three ways:

1. The Institutions are contractually bound not to advertise these "quick degree programs" anywhere in anyway, this includes, Printed Media, Radio, Television and Internet. The contract clearly stipulates that they must never reveal their association with Instantdegrees.com or subsidiary services.

2. Instantdegrees.com and its subsidiaries are contractually bound never to reveal the identity of any Institution it represents.

3. On making your purchase you, the graduate, agree to the undertaking that you will never reveal the link between Instantdegrees.com and the name of the Institution from which you graduate. This is a binding legal contract on your part and on any third parties responsible for the dissemination of this information contrary to the terms of the Confidentiality Contract.

This is how we protect our clients' best interests at all times.

I am not certain about which Discipline is relevant to my chosen subject.

Don't worry, no matter what Discipline you choose, we will always ensure that your degree Subject is processed in the correct Discipline. We reserve the right to amend applications for this purpose. You will always receive the Level and Subject that you request in the Order Form. For Instance, if you applied for a Bachelor of Science in History , this would be amended to the correct form, which is: Bachelor of ARTS in History.

Can I request a specific date of graduation for my degree?

Yes! However, there are certain limitations. This process is called "Retro-Active Graduation", this form of back-dating is difficult to arrange, but not impossible. It is perfectly legal providing the person named on the degree was aged 18 or more on the date requested. Under Retro-Active Graduation a degree can be dated any month between August of 1994 and the present day. This limit is because of the implementation date of the relevant ISO Guidelines that we insist all the institutions that we represent abide by.

If you require Retro-Active Graduation you must say so, including the month and year required when you order.

Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES can a degree diploma be dated in the future. This is illegal.

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