Getting a copy of your diploma from a school that is no longer operating, can become quite the challenge for some. Although the situation seems rare, a number of institutes have closed their doors over the years making a replacement diploma difficult to obtain for ex-graduates.

Believe it or not, when the economy suffers even schools sometimes have to be GOING OUT OF BUSINESS signs on their doors! This is because some schools are for-profit and when not enough students enroll, the school can no longer afford to operate. In the cases of public schools that close, local entities take over record keeping but that is often not the case with privately funded schools and those needing copies of their records or replacements of their diplomas from closed colleges, are often out of luck.

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How to quickly replace a diploma from a closed college or university!

For many the solution for getting diplomas made for schools that are no longer operation, have been websites that produce fake diplomas. These sites collect a large number of diploma template options, including templates from previously closed schools. This allows them to provide ex-graduates of these schools with custom diplomas that will remind them of what they once had.

Take into consideration, Thomas Arthur who got his Bachelor's from Redwood Institute which was a privately funded business school. After swimming in debt due to too many student loans, the school closed it's doors for good in April of last year. At the time, Thomas who had graduated and was displaying his diploma in his home office, didn't put much thought into ever needing an additional copy. 

That was until Veronica who graduated with him was in need of a copy of hers and after realizing she had misplaced it and Redwood Institute could not be reached, was unsure of what to do. Luckily, Veronica was made aware of using "fakes" instead and was able to order a copy through Just in case, Thomas was in the same boat one day he decided he ought to invest in an additional copy by ordering from the same site she did.

The process of buying a replacement diploma from a closed college was very simple. First he picked through their product line of fake college diplomas and degrees. He then gave the website the name of his old college, his name, dates for graduation and degree details. Within 24 hours the custom document was packaged up and shipped to him.

When it arrived, Thomas reminds holding up the diploma they sent against the one hanging up in his office. To his surprise, he find very little different about it and was amazed at how much the company knew about diplomas including his which was from a rather small and relatively unknown school.