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What You Can Do to Speed Up Education Verifications

Nov 28, 2016 | DegreeVerify Pending Requests, Education Verification Resources

When you don’t receive an immediate successful DegreeVerify match after you submit your request, it is put into a “pending” state, which means it is pending research to be completed by the school.  Once a request’s status changes to pending, the school is automatically notified to begin manually researching the student to determine if he or she received a degree. This results in additional processing time.

You can improve the likelihood of getting an instant match, if you follow these steps:

  1. If student consent is obtained, include the student’s Social Security number. Without it, your request is 36 percent more likely to enter a pending status.
  2. Always include the student’s date of birth, if you have it. If you don’t, your request is 16 percent more likely to enter a pending status.
  3. Ensure your data is accurate. Typos decrease the chances of an immediate match.

Make sure to follow these steps to increase the likelihood of receiving an immediate confirmation for your DegreeVerify requests