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Recent Grad waiting on physical Diploma - any alternatives?

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Recent Grad waiting on physical Diploma - any alternatives?

Postby loosecannon » 06 Jul 2016, 18:42

Hello!

I've done a bit of searching on the forum but haven't quite yet seen anyone ask this question.

I just recently graduated from a 4 year university and am waiting to receive my diploma by mail. However, there is a huge delay between when I have technically graduated and when I will actually receive the physical copy of my diploma (4 or 5 months). Is it possible to acquire an English teaching position with other forms of proof? My university allows me to print out unofficial transcripts showing all of the units that I have accumulated during my time spent at university. Would that be enough for them to temporarily grant me a teaching position before I can get my hands on my diploma and send it to them for verification? It would be quite frustrating to have to wait for my diploma just for bureaucratic purposes before I can actually start looking for a job teaching.

thanks in advance
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Re: Recent Grad waiting on physical Diploma - any alternatives?

Postby ironlady » 11 Jul 2016, 16:35

This is a totally hypothetical response, you understand.
But hypothetically, if I had been in the same situation some years ago, and I had a copy of a very similar diploma from the same university, say, I had a real MA diploma and I'd earned a Ph.D, and I just needed to change the name of the degree to make it look just like the legitimate PhD diploma I'd earned but which had not yet been printed, and if I'd happened to make a photocopy of the first and then altered that bit of text to make something one could regard as a visual aid reflecting a reality -- well, that might have functioned to get me a job. Since if the people checked my hypothetical degree, the school would have hypothetically just said yeah, that student did graduate from here with that degree. I'm guessing that changing a name on a diploma would probably work the same way. Hypothetically, of course. Because, you know, I would never do that kind of thing. Nah. But this hypothetical situation requires that the school accept a photocopy rather than the original.
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Re: Recent Grad waiting on physical Diploma - any alternatives?

Postby loosecannon » 12 Jul 2016, 16:52

It seems like that may be the only option that I have left! Thanks for your hypothetical response. Much appreciated.
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