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Can a college revoke your degree?

Can a college revoke your degree?Can a college revoke your degree?2021-09-15 13:53:01Mr_李

“Can a college revoke your degree?”

Yes. University and college degrees are based on not only your academic integrity, but on some Student Code of Conduct issues, as well.

If a university or college discovered that a former student committed plagiarism or other types of academic fraud to “earn” that degree, it can be revoked.

I investigated a case once where a former student had committed many crimes (burglary, arson, sexual assault, aggravated battery) while enrolled as a student. The crimes did not come to light until the summer after he graduated. The university he attended chose to revoke his diploma under the premise that his crimes violated several sections of the Student Code of Conduct, therefore, he lost the privilege of saying he earned a degree from that university.

How does an employer verify your college degree?

How does an employer verify your college degree?2021-06-26 17:14:36Mr_孙

As pointed out here, it varies considerably by the employer (and how energetic and staffed their HR function is although I’ve seen sizable HR departments not bother verifying much of anything and one-person companies verifying everything on a resume.)

In past studies on this topic, lying about the degree was extremely common in the experience of thousands of HR staffers reviewing millions of resumes:

An incomplete degree becoming a completed one was the most common and can be trivial, a couple of missing classes, or wildly exaggerated like a fellow who’d taken a few weeks non-credit course at Purdue who presented it in loan applications as a B.S. from Purdue plus heading the alumni association! Remember many resumes have multiple degrees from different campuses, adding considerably to the verification time so it’s more typically the last degree, particularly an advanced one, that gets checked.

Upgrading the school to a brand-name school was also extremely common with current resumes reflecting around 300% of the total number of Harvard grads since it’s founding 3 centuries ago (so not just in “Suits” plot device on the USA Network.)

I’ve also seen wild exaggerations on college extracurriculars relevant to the job, grade point average, research done, speed of graduation, etc. as that’s considerably harder to check if at all.

Students who somehow managed to complete a degree from a good, average, or bad school but didn’t detectably learn anything, roughly 40+% of college grads in a recent long term study of thousands that found no improvement on their skills or thinking from new freshman to graduate.

Colleges more often than not have very outdated reputations, the faculty who built that reputation are retired, dead, fired, or elsewhere, and employers that keep up to date on how the campus delivers now is usually limited to those hiring a lot of grads from that campus year after year.

Functional testing instead of credentials verification has been where employers have been heading as it’s so much more reliable and informative, except those with HR staff trying to rely on automated keyword searches and easy databases (a poor way of finding talent.)

Can UBC revoke my admission offer if I’ve already accepted it?

Can UBC revoke my admission offer if I’ve already accepted it?2021-06-30 05:04:26Mr_步

Yes, if your offer is a conditional one (which I believe practically all are). Your admission offer letter should state that you must meet the admission requirements before you enter UBC, and that you must maintain academic standing. If you're entering from high school, that would be graduating high school and keeping up your good grades. If you fail to meet these requirements, I can say from experience that UBC can and will revoke your offer. UBC, and other universities, will also revoke offers if they find that you've lied on your application or engaged in illegal/problematic conduct.

What happens to your degree if your college closes?

What happens to your degree if your college closes?2021-06-29 16:22:24Mr_涂

That depends in part on if you finished it or not. If you went to an unaccredited college and didn’t finish your degree, your time and money spent might well be useless since most such courses aren’t transferable.

If you did in fact get your degree but your college closed, it might or might not be worth something depending on what school you went to. If your college closed because of a major scandal in which it was widely reported that the college was a scam and didn’t provide a useful education, you’re not likely to get a job or get admitted to a good graduate school based on your degree. For example, from Wikipedia:

Diploma mills in the United States - Wikipedia

University of Northern Virginia - Wikipedia

“The University of Northern Virginia (UNVA) was an unaccredited for-profit private undergraduate and graduate university in Annandale, Virginia, The university offered bachelors, Masters and doctoral degrees. Although UNVA was not well known within the United States, it called itself the most popular American university for students from India. UNVA has received government scrutiny and media coverage for its academic and immigration practices. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents raided UNVA offices and informed school officials on July 28, 2011, that the government was ending UNVA's authorization to admit foreign students. Kapil Sibal, a minister in India's current cabinet, compared UNVA to a "sham university," stating UNVA does not have acceptable accreditation. Although media sources in India speculated that UNVA would close permanently in 2011, the university remained open[5] and moved to South Dakota in 2013 when the Commonwealth of Virginia revoked its license to operate in that state. On October 1, 2013, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ended UNVA's authorization to admit foreign students.”

Can you apply to college as a freshman with no college when you have already been to college for 4 years and received your degree?

Can you apply to college as a freshman with no college when you have already been to college for 4 years and received your degree?2021-09-04 23:19:01Mr_别


How is your college degree related to your career?

How is your college degree related to your career?2021-07-25 04:07:21Mr_劳

I got an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry. I couldn’t find a job in Biochemistry, so I became a computer programmer in the 70’s. But Biochemistry taught me to think in systematic ways, using logic to solve problems. So, I guess I used my college degree.

Then, I went in the USAF. I was a programmer for 3 years and was “cross trained” into Air Weapons Control (which is controlling airplanes in a dogfight). Again, the logic I learned in college was useful.

When I retired from the USAF after 20+ years, I went back to grad school to work on a degree in Computational Chemistry (see a pattern here). I learned a lot about computers and decided not to complete my PhD. I became a programmer again and was a programmer for over 20 years. I loved it. But Chemistry didn’t help… the programming did and the using logic to figure out and solve problems did.

Now, I am retired and play guitar in bars and restaurants. The degree definitely didn’t help there…. But I’m having FUN!!!!

Can you recommend an online college where your degree will be accredited?

Can you recommend an online college where your degree will be accredited?2021-06-15 21:52:34Mr_羊舌

Your question is site specific and can’t be answered generically. To answer the question correctly you need to go to the State Board of Technical Professions in your state and first find out if they have an accreditation system. If they do, then the college you are considering should state in their brochures and literature whether they are state accredited. Logos, Ethos, Pathos.

Can you recommend an online college where your degree will be accredited?

Can you recommend an online college where your degree will be accredited?2021-06-15 21:52:25Mr_仲孙

I have online degrees from fully accredited non-profit brick and mortar universities. One is from Central Michigan, the other is from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

There are lots of accredited online degrees, you just have to look for them. Some, like my degree from Illinois, are even offered at schools that are members of the elite Association of American Universities (AAU).

Here are some tips:

  1. NEVER attend a for-profit university (University of Phoenix, Devry, etc), whether for an in-person or an online degree. Many people get online degrees at such schools, and they are wasting both their time, and their money. Such schools but increasing profits and shareholder wealth ahead of the educational mission, and all have piss-poor reputations.
  2. Ensure that the university, and the program that you are looking to attend online is indeed regionally accredited, and nationally accredited in a particular field of study, if applicable. That is to say, not only should the school be regionally credited, but in fields like business or engineering, should also have appropriate AACSB or ABET accreditation as well.
  3. Wherever possible, get an online degree that also has an in-person counterpart with the same course numbers and descriptions, etc. Ultimately, it won’t look any different on your transcript from an in-person degree.

Can your thesis topic in your bachelor’s degree affect your admission for a master’s degree?

Can your thesis topic in your bachelor’s degree affect your admission for a master’s degree?2021-06-26 02:27:26Mr_寿

I don't thin it can affect your admission to a masters degree he sure you have studied thoroughly your intended maters degree. You'll have another masterstesis when you go into the graduate program. Your thesis topic will depend upon your thesis advise and your passion too. Its up to you to choose one which you really want to pursue .

What have you done with your college degree?

What have you done with your college degree?2021-08-09 11:46:55Mr_殷

I was not in India when I received my degree. In India you generally get your degree few months after you graduate. For the meantime you get a provisional degree certificate for official purposes like submitting it before joining at job or at your new university where you start school for higher degree.

Before I could be convocated I already started school at UT Austin. I somehow got someone from my family to get my degree later from my school's office. Now my degree is lying somewhere in my room at my parent's home untouched. (Nobody dares to access my room in my absence :p)

When I visit India in a month's time, I will get my degree with me here to the states only to be kept with the pile of other “important documents”.

Nope, I won't frame my degree to be showcased to everyone that visits my parents.