About a year ago, my friend Thomas misplaced his diploma after having it sent to his mom’s house shortly after he graduated college. His mother mailed it to him after requesting it for a new job, but somehow it was lost in the mail. Wanting to get a replacement made fast, he decided to call up his old school but realized the process was not as stress-free as he thought.
You see after wrapping up undergrad school, he landed his cushy new job at a marketing firm downtown doing graphic design work. The job required a copy of his diploma for verification purposes. He remembered the diploma being mailed to his mom and dad’s, since their place was his official address at the time of graduation. So, when he asked his mom if she could send him his diploma, she agreed to drop it off in the mailbox the following morning.
A few days went by and he realized that the diploma was lost in the mail! After explaining this predicament to his new boss, he was told to find a way to get a replacement in his hands by that Monday morning. The company had a major headache getting a copy from the last employee to have Thomas’s job and they weren’t prepared for games.
What did he try first to get his college diploma replaced?
My friend’s first instinct was to contact his old school about getting a replacement made. Like he was told, he reached out to the register offices who was the only department authorized to replace the document. They told him that they would need a signed document including his social security number, full mailing address, year of graduation, and complete degree details, along with a check for a replacement fee. Although some schools charge anywhere from $35 to $112 to replace a diploma, his old college charged $67.
This process of replacing an old diploma really varies depending on the school itself. A number of colleges and universities only release replacement diplomas during specific times of the year. Requests made during off times, are often pushed to the side. Also students requesting diploma replacements during graduation ceremonies often hit a wall and find it impossible to get second copies made. As long as you obey potential delays, your diploma can be made in no time. Make sure to contact your school for a specific breakdown of potential delays.
In the end, they agreed to replace it for $67 but due to delays, the replacement would take six weeks! His boss found that unacceptable.
It was then that a new employee at his job named Edward suggested that he look into novelty diplomas. He said for the purpose of filing, they make great personal replacements because they look and feel just like the real thing. That night he found a fake diploma provided name www.diplomacompany.com and purchased a fake college diploma by providing their website with his own name, the name of his old school, his degree and major and dates for graduation. A custom document was professional printed, packaged and shipped to his office.
These days, the diploma from the website sits in his boss’ office as a part of his filing records. The diploma itself, which arrived the next day, was the easiest copy of his college diploma ever.
If are ever in the need of a fast replacement diploma from an old college or university, check out their website or wait eight weeks for your school to come through. The choice is yours.