Is my University diploma valid if it has a spelling mistake?

They've misspelled my country of birth. Is this a problem or not?

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  • 2 months ago

    It may be 'valid' but it could still cause you problems further down the line. Best advice, ask the university to replace it with a correct version.

  • GEEGEE
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Yes. For the most part diplomas are decorative certificates that don't have anything to do with the completion of the course of study.

  • 2 months ago

    University degrees generally do not include country of birth, or citizenship. Your personal info such as name, birthdate & place, Social Security Number or your country's identification number, etc, is generally included in university records & recorded on the transcript, not the diploma. One has to wonder which "university" you claim to have graduated from.

    However, if there is any error, e.g. misspelling, on university records, transcript, diploma/degree, etc., you must have them correct the document & replace it.

  • 2 months ago

    The paper is just that a fancy piece of paper--they actual "degree" is on your transcripts-the real legal one that counts. But who has place of birth on their diploma? Never seen that, and anyone who needs to verify this either asks for a transcript or contacts the uni.

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  • MS
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    I've never seen a country of birth listed on a college diploma. But if there is something incorrect, then you should request that they correct it.

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Which University is this? They don't have countries of birth on them.

  • 2 months ago

    Why would your university diploma have your country of birth on it?

    I've seen them with the country of the university on them, but if that's the case, they'd hardly misspell it.

    If the entire diploma is in Latin, the spellings might be different.

  • 2 months ago

    The validity of it would always come into question without having it corrected.

  • David
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It should be replaced or otherwise it could be considered as a forgery.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Tell them to replace it

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