Verifications are conducted with the primary source of information (generally Registrar or Records offices) when available or the third-party source designated by the school to obtain the most accurate information, unless otherwise noted. When made available by the school, information reported will include but may not be limited to: attendance dates, course of study, degree and graduation date.
CS will always attempt to obtain verification on institutions that are defunct or closed. CS also has the ability to identify diploma mills and bogus accrediting agencies not recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
CS does not strictly limit the number of attempts made before abandoning efforts to verify education. Trained and experienced staff assess each verification and will only cease attempts if it is determined that additional attempts are unlikely to yield a response from the school.