Education Verification

Turnaround Time: 6 – 72 hours

Info Cubic processes education verification requests by contacting educational institutions directly to verify degrees or certifications earned. Reports confirm degrees, diplomas, certificates, and attendance dates from universities, colleges, trade/vocational schools, and/or high schools. Pricing for each education verification is calculated per degree or educational institution verified.

Info Cubic offers a wide range of scoping options to suit any client’s needs and requirements, including types and number of degrees obtained and years attended.

Did you know

Resume fraud is on the rise among job seekers. Even with the growth and evolution of background screening across the globe, candidates still try to pull a fast one on employers, with around 80% of employers indicating they have uncovered some kind of discrepancy between the truth and the fiction written in resumes. The need for an intensive and thorough verification process is even more important as more as more applicants try to slip through the cracks.

Recommended for

Any position where it’s important to verify your applicant’s qualifications based on provided information related to their education, especially where a specific field of study or degree type is mandated.

Sources

The National Student Clearing House, educational institutions, and other authorized verification services.

Turnaround Time

6 – 72 hours

Information Required

  • Applicant Information – Name at time of enrollment, Social Security number (particularly for college/university), and date of birth
  • Year of graduation or dates of enrollment
  • Names, locations, and campus information (if appropriate) of educational institutions

Results Guidelines

Education verifications will include all information made available by the source(s). Sources may include third party verification services such as the National Student Clearinghouse, which may have limited information available. If an educational institution works with a third party verification service, we are required to obtain our verification through that source and not through the school directly. Consultation with a qualified legal counsel is recommended for all employment law matters.

Potential Outcome (Result)

Clear: A call was placed to the source, and the information provided by the candidate was verified.
Unable to Verify: The school is closed, and records were not transferred to another entity.
Review: No matching records found; discrepancy between provided and verified information; no response from source
Missing Information: Information required to complete the report is missing from the order. Info Cubic can reach out to you for assistance or to the candidate directly using our Applicant Connect product. Call us at 1-888-925-0922 for more information.

Sample Report

Education at ABC University in Colorado COMPLETE - Clear
Institution: ABC UNIVERSITY
Provided by Subject Provided by Source
Address 1: 123 Main Street 123 Main Street
City: DENVER DENVER
State: CO CO
Graduation Date: 5/1/2004 5/26/2004
Degree(s): BS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
Graduated: Y
Highest Achieved: Y Y
Currently Enrolled: N N
Source Title/Department: NATIONAL STUDENT CLEARINGHOUSE

FAQ

Q: What if I haven’t graduated yet? Would you still be able to verify my academic experience?
A: Yes, Info Cubic can verify dates of enrollment.

 

Q: Can you verify education with my current name if I have changed my name since graduation?
A: Schools maintain records by the name you used when you were enrolled, so you must provide that name to verify your educational experience.

 

Q: Can you verify education over the summer or when schools are out of session?
A: Even if a school is out of session, we may still able to still reach someone in the registrar’s office or attendance office. If all school offices are closed, our client will have the option to reopen the verification once offices open again.

 

Q: I have a GED. What should I put for my school information?
A: When verifying a GED, the most important information is the state that issued the GED. "State of XX GED" should be entered in the school name field.

 

Q: My school has closed, can you still verify my education?
A: In most situations, we are able to verify education even if the school has closed. If the school is accredited (this applies to both colleges and high schools) - records are transferred to a records repository, either at the district level or to the state’s post secondary education department or another school (some high schools).

 

Q: I was home-schooled. Can this be verified?
A: If a home-school agency was used to provide the materials and testing required to receive the home-school diploma, this can often be verified. Outside of this scenario, verifying home-schooling can be challenging.

 

Q: What does NSC stand for, and why is there a fee?
A: NSC stands for the National Student Clearinghouse. This is a 3rd party verification service that schools choose to work with to store and verify graduation and enrollment information. Many schools have turned to this system for record holding as opposed to requiring verifications to go through their attendance or registrar’s office. There is a pass-through fee required for this service which will be passed through on the invoice from Info Cubic. If a school contracts with the National Student Clearinghouse, this will be the only available method for verification.

 

For further details, call us today at 1 - 888- 925- 0922

The Cube Feature

As a default setting on an Education Verification, the Cube will require the name that the applicant graduated under be provided. This is very helpful to our Verifications Team and eliminates the need to go back to a client or applicant and request this name.

In addition, The Cube offers configuration rules that we can set to ensure the education history that a client wants verified is completed as requested. For example, applicants can be prompted to indicate whether a degree they are providing is their highest degree attained. The account can be configured to order that search but not another where an applicant indicated a degree was no his/her highest attained.

All fields on the Education Verification screen can be made required or not required, re-ordered, re-labeled, or removed entirely. By default, we will ask for and require the pieces of information commonly required to complete the search, but we are open to discussing customizations  to meet your unique needs.

Custom client instructions can be added to Education Verifications at the account or even package level. This allows customers the flexibility to provide specific direction to applicants as it relates to their requirements. All requested instructions will go through an internal approval process at Info Cubic before being added to a client account.

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