Academic Verifications - References
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References for employers, embassies and other external organisations
Academic verifications may take up to 4 weeks to be processed and dispatched. This may take longer during our busiest periods in September and October. Please try not to contact us regarding the status of your request before 4 weeks have passed as this may cause delays.
An Academic Verification is a document which confirms a student's basic programme and award details where applicable. Academic Verifications are not sent to students but to third parties, such as employers and other institutions.
If you are a third party organisation and you require a character reference, you should contact the student’s school or department
All current and former taught students verifications
In order for us to release this information you will need to provide a hand-signed consent form from the student. We are able to accept signatures signed by a computer mouse.
A small charge of £5.00 is applicable for each verification request. This is independent of whether we can or cannot confirm a student’s qualification or attendance, and whether you can or cannot obtain the student’s hand-signed consent. If verifying more than one degree, e.g. BA, MA, you will need to order the relevant number of verifications.
Please note that requests for multiple verifications for the same student should be placed in the same order, where as orders for multiple students MUST be placed separately.
Upon receipt of payment and a hand-signed consent form, which should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, we will produce an electronic document and send it directly to the official email address provided by the organisation on the order form.
Please complete as much of the information on the Academic Verification order form as possible. Details must be accurate in order for us to provide the Verification.
Former research students
If the verification request is for a former postgraduate research student, e.g. PhD, MD, MPhil or Mastership by Research , you will need to forward the hand-signed consent form to email@example.com
***PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ARE FROM AN ORGANISATIONS BASED OUTSIDE OF THE UK YOU SHOULD CHOOSE THE ‘OUTSIDE UK’ OPTION FOR THIS PRODUCT. IF YOU ARE BASED INSIDE THE UK PLEASE SELECT THE ‘WITHIN UK’ OPTION***
***IF YOU WOULD LIKE US TO VERIFY A RESEARCH DEGREE FOR A FORMER STUDENT YOU MUST ORDER A FORMER RESEARCH DEGREE VERIFICATION. FOR ALL OTHER DEGREE TYPES, AND CURRENT RESEARCH STUDENTS, ORDER THE FORMER TAUGHT OR ALL CURRENT***
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