No degree on paper?

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jasonc.
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No degree on paper?

Postby jasonc. » Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:20 pm

I am a college senior who will be graduating next June. My school does not give out the actual degrees until 3 months later. could this be a problem?

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Re: No degree on paper?

Postby BrownBears09 » Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:20 pm

jasonc. wrote:I am a college senior who will be graduating next June. My school does not give out the actual degrees until 3 months later. could this be a problem?


Common sense. Use it.

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Re: No degree on paper?

Postby jasonc. » Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:23 pm

huh? i asked a question .and you give a non helpful answer why?

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Re: No degree on paper?

Postby BrownBears09 » Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:26 pm

jasonc. wrote:huh? i asked a question .and you give a non helpful answer why?


Come on man, seriously? Why, ever, would your lack of a physical paper diploma prevent any sort of opportunity? You have transcripts for that purpose.

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Re: No degree on paper?

Postby dextermorgan » Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:28 pm

BrownBears09 wrote:
jasonc. wrote:huh? i asked a question .and you give a non helpful answer why?


Come on man. Why, ever, would your lack of a physical paper diploma prevent any sort of opportunity? You have transcripts for that purpose.

Yeah that. Do you mean you won't literally have the piece of paper that the degree is printed on until later? Most schools work that way.

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Re: No degree on paper?

Postby OGR3 » Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:29 pm

Law schools don't require you to show your framed diploma.

They ask for your transcripts showing completion of your baccalaureate program.

I hate to say it, but
BrownBears09 wrote:
Common sense. Use it.

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Re: No degree on paper?

Postby NorCalBruin » Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:25 am

It's not an entirely stupid question.

Some jobs (like some law enforcement jobs) actually require you to give them a copy of your physical diploma. Some even require your high school diploma too.

You can't just send your transcripts, even if your transcript clearly indicates that you graduated. If you lost your diploma, you have to get a signed note from the dean or principle verifying you graduated, or have them print a new one, and write an addendum that you lost it.

Sure, law school apps are not half that intense, but the practice does exist--in OP's defense.

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Re: No degree on paper?

Postby OGR3 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:32 am

NorCalBruin wrote:It's not an entirely stupid question.

Some jobs (like some law enforcement jobs) actually require you to give them a copy of your physical diploma. Some even require your high school diploma too.

You can't just send your transcripts, even if your transcript clearly indicates that you graduated. If you lost your diploma, you have to get a signed note from the dean or principle verifying you graduated, or have them print a new one, and write an addendum that you lost it.

Sure, law school apps are not half that intense, but the practice does exist--in OP's defense.


If a school asked for a copy of my diploma, this is what they'd get.
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Re: No degree on paper?

Postby Stanford4Me » Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:34 am

Yeah, but law school apps ask for your transcripts and make no mention of ever requiring an actual, paper diploma.

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Re: No degree on paper?

Postby NorCalBruin » Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:05 am

I know, you're right, they don't.

I'm just saying some jobs ask for it, so asking whether or not law schools do is not a stupid question.

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Re: No degree on paper?

Postby jeremysen » Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:14 am

NorCalBruin wrote:I know, you're right, they don't.

I'm just saying some jobs ask for it, so asking whether or not law schools do is not a stupid question.


+1

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Re: No degree on paper?

Postby romothesavior » Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:17 am

My orientation checklist:
-Sleeping bag
-Bug spray
-Condoms
-At least $200 in cash
-My actual diploma

In fact, that's all I moved to St. Louis with.

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Re: No degree on paper?

Postby jeremysen » Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:14 am

romothesavior wrote:My orientation checklist:
-Sleeping bag
-Bug spray
-Condoms
-At least $200 in cash
-My actual diploma

In fact, that's all I moved to St. Louis with.


+1 would not expect any less from the legendary Ron Burgundy

Edit: would expect a fine burgundy suit though

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Re: No degree on paper?

Postby daesonesb » Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:23 am

I actually had the same thing happen to me. I gradded in summer school, and couldn't get a diploma until my convocation in November. I still haven't sent my school my final transcripts (1L). Really the only reason it hasn't happened is because I've been too busy to remember to order one through finals/graded memo period. While the records people aren't happy with me, they aren't going to get rid of me. I represent an overall 6 figure investment.


You'll be fine, is what I'm trying to say here.

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Re: No degree on paper?

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:07 pm

At my law school we're actually required to carry it with us at all times.

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Re: No degree on paper?

Postby Patriot1208 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:26 pm

NorCalBruin wrote:Some jobs (like some law enforcement jobs) actually require you to give them a copy of your physical diploma. Some even require your high school diploma too.



I work in law enforcement, I have a friend going through hiring processes at local and federal levels, and i've never heard of this.

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Re: No degree on paper?

Postby Renzo » Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:30 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:
NorCalBruin wrote:Some jobs (like some law enforcement jobs) actually require you to give them a copy of your physical diploma. Some even require your high school diploma too.



I work in law enforcement, I have a friend going through hiring processes at local and federal levels, and i've never heard of this.

I've worked in lots backgroud-investigation intensive jobs, and neither have I. In fact, I never got my physical college diploma, and I've never bothered to harass the school about it so I still don't have one.




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