Can a university revoke your degree once you've already graduated if they find out you lied on your application to get into that school?

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  • 1 month ago

    That would depend on the laws of the state AND the terms of enrollment.  However, if you passed all the work despite having a less than factual application, you would have grounds to demand that they recognize your work.  Without knowing the specific location, I doubt anyone could give you a definite answer.

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  • 1 month ago

    Why would they bother? If you went to the school, did your work, and graduated, they aren't going to be looking at your application after you graduate. How did you actually lie? What was it you said that was untrue?  It's so unlikely a scenario it's not worth worrying about. 

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  • 1 month ago

    It happens more often than you would think.  Let's say that you lied about your high school diploma, and submitted a forged transcript to the admissions office which slipped through the cracks.  You graduate, then you get a job which requires a security clearance.  You fill out the SF-86 (form to apply for the clearance) and submit it to the agency.  The agency passes the app to a DIA agent (Defense Investigative Agency) who then backchecks everything.  He or she goes to the high school and learns that there is no record of graduating.  Red Flag -- then he or she goes to the university and asks the admission office, "Did you know that there was no high school diploma when you admitted him or her?"  Even if correctly stated on the SF 86 that you did not graduate, DIA would check with the university which would then revoke your degree. Sorry, it happens.  

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  • MS
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    1 month ago

    Yes, absolutely they can.  Whether they actually will or not is another question.

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes, they can. 

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  • 1 month ago

    I suppose they could, but if you have honorably completed the work to earn that degree, they probably won't.

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  • Lili
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes, it can be done, and it HAS been done.

    However, these things are decided on a case-by-case basis, and much will depend on the nature of the initial lie.

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