FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
NO! Don't be one of the fools who get confused between Accreditation and Legality. This is explained in greater detail in Limitations.
Yes we are.
We have been running this confidential service since 2001.
We are proud to have been reliably
shipping high quality, 100% legal and verifiable degrees and transcripts to
satisfied clients for over 16 years now.
The Hague Convention Apostille is a form of Government issued ‘legalization’ that is guaranteed to be accepted as legal in any participating country. It is a VERY powerful legal tool.
The Graduation Package comes with a detailed explanation of the Apostille, the advantages of supporting your degree with one and instructions on how to apply for one under privileged and discounted terms and conditions.
This can vary greatly depending on your location and the location of the institution.
Because of the effect of different time-zones, your application may be approved the same day or the next working day. For the same reason, we may receive your Graduation package for forwarding the next working day or the day after. To take account of these variations, we like to allow 5 working days from the time you make your purchase online to us receiving your Graduation package for forwarding.
NO OTHER provider, no matter what they promise, ships orders as fast as we do.
We are required by our contracts to ship orders by Registered Mail, which gives legal proof of shipping and delivery. It is important that you understand that once the Graduation Package has been entrusted to the care of Registered Mail, we have no direct control over it. We pay for every Graduation Package to be shipped by Global Priority Airmail. The envelopes are actually printed stating that delivery should take place worldwide in “up to 5 working days” and over 90% of our packages are delivered within that timeframe.
However, since 9/11 we have been advising that customers should allow 10 working days for delivery before opening an inquiry to allow for delays that can be caused by extra postal security put in place since then. This is a reality that we have to live with.
Regardless of where you live, delivery will always be made by the National Postal Service that serves your country. It is your responsibility to ensure that your address is complete and valid for the delivery of Registered Mail by your county’s national Postal Service. If you have any doubts about what we mean by that, then you can refer to this list of national Postal Services at the website of the Universal Postal Union.
Simply look up your country in ‘Postal Administrations’ listed in the ‘Contacts and Links’ to see the entity responsible for delivery of your Graduation Package. This is the most up to date list we can get and it shows websites where available.
Registered Mail is a very secure form of mail that encounters few problems and which must be signed for. If you are not physically present when delivery is attempted, then the Postal Service will leave an ‘attempted delivery’ card and your package will be held at your local Post Office for collection. It is your responsibility to check your mailbox for this card. 10 working days is important because this is the period in which the Registered Mail ticket is ‘live’ and delivery is still actively being attempted but it is before an item would be returned to sender as undelivered or unclaimed.
Can fees be paid other than by Credit Card or Debit Card?
Only purchases via Credit or Debit Card are accepted by
How secure is my payment by Credit Card or Debit Card?
100% secure. Our sponsors use nothing less than the very highest security that exists online!
They never see your Credit card details.
No! (see below)
Only those who graduate should learn the name of the Institution they graduate from, this is to reduce the likelihood negative publicity being directed towards the Institution or the graduates.
Yes! You can click to see an example of a typical Graduation Package below.
Please note that the more graduate services an institution offers online through
the institutional website, the less paperwork is required. Some institutions
have fully automated their graduate services which makes everything other than a
"display diploma" (to frame and hang on a wall) obsolete.
Professionally printed, embossed titles, elaborate embossed Gold Foil and Holographic Seals. NOT cheap "stick on" seals like our competitors.
We have strict guidelines on Degree certificate quality and we only deal with Institutions that conform to common design standards. A general guideline to the type of degree certificate that conforms to academic norms and common standards is usually:
No! The choice of Institution is made by our experts, based on your choice of DEGREE and SUBJECT.
No! Many loophole institutions operate legally by the clever use of jurisdictions (this is done for your benefit). We offer our services to an international client base without preference to any particular country.
We 100% guarantee that all the institutions we
represent are legally formed and operating private tertiary level institutions
that are internationally administered in ENGLISH SPEAKING jurisdictions that
have English as the institutional language of operation. All operate distance
programs in ENGLISH.
Yes! By proceeding you are making a declaration that you have read and agree to be bound by the Terms of Service and that that the person named on the diploma has sufficient Life/Work Experience or Prior Study to justify the award. We then make an application to the College or University on your behalf in a way we know will be accepted.
We do not require a CV or any documentary evidence to back up your declaration. You also agree to the legally binding Confidentiality Contract which prevents your or anybody else from directly or indirectly disclosing the link between the awarding institution and instantdegrees.com This is designed to protect the interests of both our clients and the institutions we represent. (see http://www.instantdegreescom/tos.html. for further details). It must be understood however that it is impossible for any institution to guarantee a lack of negativity. What we do promise is legality.
Not necessarily. All of the institutions we represent are legally formed and operating private academic, rather than mainstream public, institutions. They provide non-traditional, distance programs and correspondence degree courses, using outsourced campus facilities when required, for instance, Summer Schools and Short Residential Courses. Distance Programs by definition mean that physical attendance at the institution is not required.
All the institutions we represent, that have not yet
automated their graduate services online, have their own Administration Centers
for administering the degree courses and post graduate services such as the
FREE Verification Service. None of the
institutions we represent advertise directly to the public nor is their
association with instantdegrees.com.
Yes! Providing you are over the age of 21, you can use this LEGAL loophole to get an Instant Degree.
We recommend the following:
At at 21 years old, you should only consider an Associate or Bachelor Degree.
A Master's Degree at 23 years old or more.
Doctorates Professorships and Fellowships should only be considered at 25 years old or more.
Yes! Transcripts (also known as Student Records, Record
Cards, Grade Cards, Mark Cards, Marks, Cards etc.) can be acquired or activated
by supporting one of our sponsors though the purchase of an e-book package
costing about $200 USD available to purchase via the
Returning Clients Section. The Transcript
process is separate because not everybody requires Transcripts. The combined
investment for a Degree and Transcript through this service is the most
competitively priced available.
Each degree level has its own stand alone Transcript scaled as follows:
Associate 60+ Credits. Bachelor 120+ Credits. Master 30+ Credits.
Doctorate, Professorship and Fellowship 30+ Credits.
Each level assumes the prior completion of lower levels. e.g. Graduation at Doctorate level is 180 Credits which would be made up of a Bachelor of 120 Credits, a Master of 30 Credits and a Doctorate of 30 Credits = 180 Total. The Doctorate Transcript would only show 30 Doctoral Credits.
This is all calculated
automatically when you apply for Transcripts.
You must not forget that your degree is
obtained by exploiting legal loopholes.
Credit transfer purposes, Institutions will normally only recognize degrees from
other institutions registered with the same accreditation agency. As there are
literally thousands of accreditation agencies it would be impossible to join
them all. Therefore you must assume that your Instant Degree, although legal,
registered and verifiable will not be useful for Credit transfer purposes, this
includes using the degree as a "stepping stone" to a higher degree or other post
graduate programs. It is often misunderstood that this is a problem often
encountered by holders of conventional degrees as well.
You must not forget that your degree is obtained by exploiting legal loopholes.
Critics have NO LEGAL
Our security protocols reduce the probability and impact of negative publicity,
but we cannot remove the threat altogether. In the event that the institution
you have graduated from is the target of such comments you should frankly,
ignore it. Opinions of this nature (usually made anonymously or by people with
very questionable histories involved in non-traditional degree granting
institutions) carry NO legal
These are people who have frittered away years in classrooms absorbing blindly and thoughtlessly second hand information in a theoretical environment completely removed from real life, and for what? In order to acquire the right to use the same Title or post-nominal letters that you can legally acquire in a matter of days for the price a meal in a decent restaurant.
Who is really smarter?
An Instant Degree allows the holder the legal use of Titles (such as Dr or Professor) or post nominal letters (such as MBA or Ph.D) An example of this includes putting a Title on your passport, driving license, letterheads and Credit or Debit Cards, Business Cards etc.
The immediate advantage to the holder is the natural tendency in society to defer to people with degrees of this nature. This is particularly true in older countries such as those in Europe. The deference shown to holders of Doctoral Titles in Germanic and Latin Countries is legendary. Fully booked restaurants suddenly find vacancies, hotels miraculously discover the availability of "more pleasant" rooms, airport checking counters open inexplicably to offer special service while others wait in line and holders have found themselves being upgraded to First Class tickets at no extra cost.
We only deal with legally operating Colleges and Universities that provide a FREE Online 24/7 Verification Service for all awards that meets the general verification and data protection guidelines. This means that a THIRD PARTY i.e. another person or organization can verify your degree in REAL TIME if you give them your Unique Diploma Code.
Yes of course.
All the schools we represent have an online presence which can range from a simple Alumni Association website to an Online Study Portal, depending on the degree of importance the individual institution places upon a web presence to deliver its Distance Program content.
Distance Programs are not
restricted to a web presence as a delivery means and utilize a range of media
which includes correspondence by regular mail, email, text, phone, FAX, DVD,
video conferencing and Portfolio Assessment.
Firstly, we used server based email until 2003 when a DNS update went horribly wrong and we lost connectivity to our website and the emails we needed to correct the situation. Since then, we have always used non-server dependent emails to ensure communications independent of our server.
Secondly, because of our website name 'instantdegrees', our emails would be more prone to be directed to 'junk' as suspected spam.
Although it can't be guaranteed. Confidentiality is re-enforced in three ways:
1. The Institutions are contractually bound not to advertise these "quick degree programs" anywhere in anyway, this includes, Printed Media, Radio, Television and Internet. The contract clearly stipulates that they must never reveal their association with Instantdegrees.com or subsidiary services.
2. Instantdegrees.com and its subsidiaries are contractually bound never to reveal the identity of any Institution it represents.
3. By proceeding, you, (the graduate), agree to the undertaking that you will never reveal the link between Instantdegrees.com and the name of the Institution from which you graduate. This is a binding legal contract on your part and on any third parties responsible for the dissemination of this information contrary to the terms of the Confidentiality Contract.
Don't worry, no matter what Discipline you choose, we will always ensure that your degree Subject is processed in a correct Discipline. We reserve the right to amend applications for this purpose. You will always receive the Level and Subject that you request in the Order Form. For Instance, if you applied for a Bachelor of Science in History , this would be amended to the correct form, which is: Bachelor of ARTS in History.
The level and discipline determine the post-nominal form of the degree:
Associate (level) of Commerce (discipline) = John Doe A.Com.
Bachelor (level) of Arts (discipline) = John Doe B.A.
Bachelor (level) of Science (discipline) = John Doe B.Sc.
Master (level) of Business Administration (discipline) = John Doe M.B.A.
Doctor (level) of Science (discipline) = John Doe D.Sc.
Doctor (level) of Philosophy (discipline) = John Doe Ph.D.
Any Doctorate can be referred to either by the pre-nominal form or the post-nominal form, but never the 2 forms together:
Dr. John Doe
John Doe Ph.D.
Dr. John Doe Ph.D.
John Doe, Fellow of Arts
John Doe, Research Fellow of Sciences
John Doe, Postgraduate Fellow of Business Administration
John Doe, Postdoctoral Fellow of Philosophy
Yes! However, there are certain limitations. This process is called "Retro-Active Graduation", this form of back-dating is difficult to arrange, but not impossible. It is perfectly legal providing the person named on the degree was aged 18 or more on the date requested. Under Retro-Active Graduation a degree can be dated any month between January of 1995 and the present day. This limit is because of the implementation date of standard guidelines that we insist all the institutions that we represent abide by.
If you require Retro-Active Graduation you simply select the month and year required from the drop down menus when you are contacted after making your Application Here.
Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES can a degree diploma be dated in the future. This is illegal.
If a subject is not listed in the drop down menus then it means that it cannot be approved under this program. All Subjects that can be approved are listed HERE.