By bamrd - 01/07/2016 01:20 - United States - Boulder

Today, my university is capable of sending me two diplomas in short succession due to a clerical error, but can't recognize that I've graduated and won't be taking classes with them in the fall. FML
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Does it matter? You've got your degree, who cares? Unless they want to charge you for it..

With two diplomas no one is going hire you because you'll be "overqualified", like everyone else on FML

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Does it matter? You've got your degree, who cares? Unless they want to charge you for it..

Actually, if your university has it on their records that you haven't graduated that can be a HUGE problem. Employers don't look at diplomas, they ask for transcipts (sent by the school) which usually will just be a printout generated by the schools database. So it would reflect whatever problems the school records have. Also, if someone calls to confirm "did x student graduate from y program on z date?" they might be told "no."

Just "no" in lowercase? That's harsh.

Sounds like the American education system. My school's just as bad lol

Don't bother correcting them. At this rate you'll have a master's next year, a PhD the year after and a tenured professorship before you're 30.

With two diplomas no one is going hire you because you'll be "overqualified", like everyone else on FML

EXACTLY. With the amount of people being "overqualified" here of FML, I'm beginning to doubt the whole system existing.

Actual Diplomas are just ceremonial pieces of paper, and can sometimes be generated by a different department based on different lists than what is in the actual school database. OP, make sure to look into this. You'd be surprised how many times I've seen people go back to their school years later and realize that they never actually graduated. Sometimes do to a clerical mistake, sometimes due to a single missed credit. Either way, it's important!

Did you go to CSU, CU, or somewhere else?

Unless you just got your Master's degree, the logic of you continuing your education is something plausible.

You make it sound like the first error should keep the second error from happening. Your school just sounds like a mess. And what do you care if they schedule you for classes if you've already graduated?

Take your degrees and run OP!! LOL

At my university, the University of Utah. Those things are handled by different departments so it makes sense that they act differently. It took the department of admissions about a month to process my application. It took the graduation office about 3 days to process my graduation paperwork. Both basically just look at a list of my accomplishments and say "yep, you are qualified for x" I went to salt lake community college before the UofU and they still consider you a student for 3 years after you last class, even if you graduate. Maybe OP's school has something similar?