Although not all education records are public, some of them are and they can give you a brief overview of a person’s possible education history. You won’t find out their grades, their thesis, or anything like that, but you can confirm someone’s not lying to you about where he graduated from -- or what degree he graduated with.
There are plenty of reasons why you might want to dig a little deeper into someone’s education records. Maybe you want to keep your online dating encounters honest when they say they graduated from Yale or even double-check that your old friends aren’t lying about the degree they have at your 10-year high school reunion.
Whatever the reason, a public record can give you enough information to confirm what you need to know. Let’s go over some of the things you can find!
If the person you’re searching for attended a university, chances are it will show up in their public education records. This information can be pulled from school websites, alumni information on the web, and even matched with social media profile information.
In some cases, it may also list their major area of study or minor. At the very least, it will give you a possible university name.
Some people might attend an academy or trade school to further their careers in a certain industry. This information can also be pulled into someone’s public education records. For example, if someone went to school to be a mechanic or in the cosmetic industry, it will show that as well.
It will not only list the qualification type, but also the subject and the name of the school. It could look something like this: “Massage Therapy and Master Esthetics From Bellus Academy.”
What Else Can Education Records Show?
Since education records are a part of someone’s public records, there is tons of information that anyone can see. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in their education records, you can sift through some other information.
At the very least, you can find out if they’re lying about anything else. If they are, then it’s possible they’re lying about their education records too!
So, what else can they see?
- Work History - Much like you can view someone’s education records, you can view their work history as well. This can include the company name, the dates they worked there, and the position they held. If their work history and job titles don’t match their proclaimed education records, it’s possible they could be lying to you.
- Social Media Profiles - Public records will list out and give a link to the person’s possible social media accounts. This can include Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and even dating sites like Match. It’s likely that their education records are also on their social media profiles, so you can do some more digging to find consistency.
- Address History - You can use someone’s address history to further confirm their education records. Not only will it list the full address (city and state included), but it will detail the dates they were possibly living at that address. If they’re saying they went to the University of California, but were living in Ohio at that time, you can bet they’re likely lying.
- Social Security Number - No, public records won’t give you a person’s social security number. It can, however, tell you whether they were ever issued a social security number -- including the date and location it was issued. Sometimes the people we meet online aren’t who they say they are and can be in a country far away trying to scam you. If they weren’t issued a SSN, they aren’t a US citizen.
- Arrest History - Someone’s arrest history is also available in public records, whether they were arrested for theft, warrant from a traffic violation, or drug possession. This will also give you dates of the occurrence, which you can use to match up to their education records. They might say they went to Harvard from 2009-2012, but their arrest history might say different.
Since education records might not give that much detail on someone’s past education history, you might have to do a little more digging through their public records to confirm if they’re telling the truth or not. By using the information above, you can start to build a possible timeline for this person’s life.
Likewise, you could search for your own public education records. Many people do this to make sure their information is accurate and up-to-date. Most websites will allow users to make comments on the information provided, which can be a great opportunity for you to update the public records yourself.
How To Find Education Records
As mentioned earlier, education records are public records that can be found online. Public records can contain a wide range of information that can be used to further confirm whatever you’re trying to confirm.
The process is easy to start and won’t require a lot of information on your end. Many people would be surprised at how easy public education records can be accessed. You don’t need to be part of the FBI or a police officer, you can do it in the comfort of your own home!
Better yet, you can start the process right here on this website by following the instructions below:
- Locate the search engine on our website
- Enter the person’s first and last name in the boxes provided
- If you want to add a city or state, you can do so next to the name
- Click the ‘Search’ button and start digging!
I know, you weren’t expecting it to be as easy as a Google search, but it is! Entering the person’s last known location, either by city, state or both can help you get more accurate results. With so many people sharing the same name, entering the location can also help you find the right person quicker.
If you’re ready to get started with your education records search -- among other public records -- head over to the search box and get started today!