Have you had an employer ask for your college transcripts?

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  1. deadday

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    Ever? Non-LEO, non-military.....
     
  2. BuffaloXJ

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    Yes, though I just graduated in August and was applying for a job in my field/research of astrophysics.

    Why?

    I ordered 6 through my university at no cost, but it was when they got around to them instead of next day (which was $20).

    3 were packaged together in one envelope that I opened and can show to anyone who desires.

    3 were in their own envelopes, and I left those sealed from the university. While they were addressed to me, the envelope is still sealed and most places should still accept them.
     
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  3. hkg3

    hkg3 Beer Geek

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    Most scientific companies require your college credentials to verify you qualifications for the position. Some fields also require you to be licensed in order to perform that type of work.

    Transcripts prove you took the appropriate course work and graduated from the college you claim to have attended.
     
  4. glock19_fan

    glock19_fan ... --- ...

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    Not in the last 10 - 15 years.
     
  5. RichJ

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    Yes, to make sure that your degree is in the specific field you are applying for.

    In my case, my employer didn't even ask to see it during the interview part of my employment. Some do I guess to look at your grades to see what kind of student you were ect. I only had to provide a copy after I was hired to verify the degree for my job field.
     
  6. HollowHead

    HollowHead Firm member

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    Yes. A local college asked for mine (undergrad, grad and post-grad) when I started teaching a course there. HH

    Edited to add: so did the local volunteer EMS when they asked me to teach a course for them.
     
  7. ChuteTheMall

    ChuteTheMall Wallbuilder and Weapon Bearer

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    Only the federal government wanted me to sign a release so they could get it when I was hired. Half a dozen private employers never asked.

    I asked once when I was new at hiring people; I found the info relatively useless, other than to confirm the fact that the applicant had been to college and had taken the usual courses. It's no substitute for verifiable relevant experience and solid references.
     
  8. Carrys

    Carrys Inquisitive

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    Yep, when I was younger.

    I think most places simply figure all your other work places did it when you applied, so why bother if you've had a stable work history and had continuing education that would require the courses as prerequisites.
     
  9. kestrou

    kestrou Pin Member #4

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    Only for the very first job I got after I finished my undergrad - after that it was always examples of prior work.

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  10. Steve0853

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    I didn't, but its been required for the last several years. I've actually seen a new employee sent out the door because he couldn't produce evidence of a degree that he claimed.
     
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    My current employer asked, but they were paying the tuition.
     
  12. VANWALL

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    The city did not check on this person:


    City of Cleveland suspends department supervisor for lying on application
    By Mark Gillispie, The Plain Dealer
    January 16, 2010, 9:00AM

    The director of the city of Cleveland's Department of Consumer Affairs has been suspended for five days without pay for lying on her employment application when she was hired in 2003.

    A report by WOIO Channel 19 on Wednesday said Omayra Feliciano wrote on her employment application when she was hired as a consumer affairs supervisor that she had graduated from Cleveland State University.

    WOIO reported that Feliciano only attended the school for six months in 1989.

    Andrea Taylor, spokeswoman for Mayor Frank Jackson, said a subsequent internal investigation by the city has found that Feliciano's college experience is "substantially less than what we were originally led to believe."

    "The mayor now is reviewing this information to determine what further action should be taken," Taylor said.

    She did not elaborate. The employment application Feliciano filled out in June 2003 along with a r sum in her personnel file states that she earned a bachelor's degree in education from Cleveland State.

    Feliciano, who earned $70,000 in 2009, could not be reached for comment.

    She was promoted to director of the Department of Consumer Affairs after her predecessor, Angel Guzman, died in December 2008.

    Feliciano's five-day suspension is scheduled to begin Jan. 25, Taylor said.

    http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/01/cleveland_city_supervisor_susp.html
     
  13. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    Yes, school board wanted them before they hired me as a 6th grade math teacher.
     
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    Yes and have them ready upon request in moment notice.


    Have you been asked for them?
    IF yes, and you have them no problem.
    If you do not have them, your college for a fee should forward to prospect employer and that does not represent a problem.

    A problem would be if you do not have the required training or education and or you had indicated, you have college credits and or a degree.

    Interesting, I just received my wife transcripts today and was putting them together for future used.

    Best of luck.

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  15. blueiron

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    I was asked when I applied for a government job. I simply had the school send the analyst a certified copy directly.
     
  16. blackjack

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    The degree was a job qualification requirement for my last two employers (schools) so they got transcripts. The only other time was for commissioning as an Army officer but that was concurrent with graduation so it was no big deal.
     
  17. wjv

    wjv RIP Stan Lee.. . .

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    Yes, but not in a while.

    I have had to bring in my diploma so they could photocopy it and put in in my personnel file.
     
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    She should be fired.
     
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    Never
     
  20. Isaiah1412

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    My current job asked if I could supply proof of graduation. When I told them I didn't graduate our HR manager just said "Oh...that makes this simpler, usually we spend weeks calling about people". :rofl: