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I submitted my request for the background check a week and a half ago. In the follow-up email, it said it should take about 3-5 days, but I haven't heard anything back yet. Based on your experience, are long waits for this normal? I imagine they're probably doing a lot of them at this time
 
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They're probably finding something really bad and aren't sure how to approach you.
 
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They're probably finding something really bad and aren't sure how to approach you.

They found out he is literally a cute dog and are trying to figure out how to break the news to him.
 
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Patience. They're probably being overwhelmed with them right now.
 
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In fact, I've heard UConn only accepts huskies:D

Sorry, I had to.

UW as well apparently.

On topic: took me 2 weeks to get it back. I think it just varies a lot!
 
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If you lived abroad in the last 5 years it could take longer - just as one example!


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Thanks, everyone! I lived abroad over 10 years ago, but that could still be why it's taking so long. Patience, it is.


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Mine took a day to get the report back.

However, I held a security clearance while in the military so they might have already had a bunch of my history on file and just had to pull it up.
 

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Thanks, everyone! I lived abroad over 10 years ago, but that could still be why it's taking so long. Patience, it is.


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Yeah that's why I only reported the required 10 year time frame, and not where I grew up overseas as a kid.


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If you do it once, do all schools you're accepted to have access to it?

I believe so!

Mine just came back, all clear! But apparently not a husky, so there's that.


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Hi guys, reviving this thread cause I had a question about Certiphi requests but didn't see a general thread to post in. Do you guys happen to know when these background checks typically go out? I've been accepted to a school a while back but haven't received a request yet.
 

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Hi guys, reviving this thread cause I had a question about Certiphi requests but didn't see a general thread to post in. Do you guys happen to know when these background checks typically go out? I've been accepted to a school a while back but haven't received a request yet.
Check your clutter/spam folder. That's where mine was. I had had it for a week in my inbox. I found it on Sunday and submitted all the necessary info. It was back by 3pm the following day.
 
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