3. FAQs

 


Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Honorary Doctoral Degree?

An honorary doctoral degree is often awarded in recognition of one's life experiences. It is denoted by the letters "h.c.", which is an abbreviation for "honoris causa" (Latin for "for the sake of honor"). This means that the degree is bestowed as an honor rather than through the completion of certain academic requirements. Those who are honored with this title often do not have any prior connection to the award-giving institution. They are often given to those who have either made contributions to a certain field, 

 

What are the requirements for getting an honorary doctorate?

We trust that those who request honorary doctorates from us are deserving individuals who have made important contributions to their communities and/or churches.  Aside from the small donation we require, we ask that applicants promise to do their best to exhibit a spirit of generosity in their everyday lives, to dedicate some of their time and skills to charity or volunteer work, to be honest and humble, and to live their lives according to basic Christian principles.  

 

Having said that, we also appreciate it when applicants take the time to send us information about their background in the field that they select, which can be in the form of a resume, copies of published work, academic degrees, reference letters, or similar.  We will keep these in our records and refer to them if we receive any requests for the verification honorary of degrees.  But again, this step is optional.

 

Is the honorary degree a digital file?

No.  It is a physical certificate mailed to you in a envelope.

 

Is the certificate dated?

Yes, our honorary degrees bear the date of award .  

 

Can I call myself "Dr." after receiving an honorary doctorate?  

In some countries, like the United States, honorary doctorate recipients are allowed to use the title of "Dr." before their names, whereas in other countries recipients must add the initials "h.c." to their doctoral title.  In any case, we always recommend that honorary doctorate awardees use the words "Honoris Causa" or the abbreviation "h.c." to indicate that their title is honorary,  

 

Can you provide verification to prospective employers?

Yes.  We are more than happy to provide verification when we receive inquiries. 

 

Can I get transcripts?  

No.  Because our degrees are not academic and do not require any coursework, so Doctorate is on the behalf of the experiance they are not accompanied by any type of transcripts. 

 Can I get an honorary doctorate in a discipline that is not included in your list?

We encourage recipients to select disciplines from our list that reflect their background and experiences.  However, from time to time we receive requests for disciplines that are not included on our list. please contact us and we will let you know whether we are able to award such a honorary degree.

 

 


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