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New post 05 Apr 2011, 07:23
Kroll doesn't have an application--they just ask for your name and SSN then they get the rest with their own research. If there's a huge discrepancy or they have trouble getting ahold of one of your employers they'll contact you. Just make sure whatever you put on your application is as close to accurate as possible.
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New post 05 Apr 2011, 07:27
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Kroll doesn't have an application--they just ask for your name and SSN then they get the rest with their own research. If there's a huge discrepancy or they have trouble getting ahold of one of your employers they'll contact you. Just make sure whatever you put on your application is as close to accurate as possible.


emont is pretty much right on the money and I had similar experience with kroll. Some people have different experience because:

1. Different schools ask kroll for different areas to check
2. Each employer has different policies regarding background checks. Some are absolutely set on limiting access to employee info, other than basic stuff like length of your employment, etc. (mostly due to HR policy and legal issues)
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New post 05 Apr 2011, 07:33
Also, whatever info they gather by themselves, is not 100% correct. I have no idea where they found my undergrad graduation info but it was incorrect. Had to email them a copy of my official transcript to prove my graduation yr (which I submitted to their online form) and they accepted that as proof.
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Just tried logging onto the Kroll site from the To-Do list using the .edu email I just received and could not log into the site. Received the below message:
"The Login and Password does not match one on File."

Anyone have the same problem?
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Does anyone know what kroll asks for in the background check application? Also, how do they access your W2's?
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Does anyone know what kroll asks for in the background check application? Also, how do they access your W2's?


It varies from school to school.

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So the Kroll application is different for each school?
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So the Kroll application is different for each school?


It's not an application, it's just a form you fax in with your name and SSN. Then you pay online and Kroll does the rest based on whatever they get from the school. They'll contact you if they have any problems. If not you'll hear from them when it's complete.

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Does anyone know if Kellogg does any kind of verification? It is oddly missing from the checklist of things to do
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does anyone know if kroll asks for the HR number or the employer number?
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Does anyone know if Kroll checks undergrad extracurriculars?

I ask because I was in several student run groups that I'm putting on my application. And I'm quite certain that it's going to be near impossible for Kroll to get these verified given the fact that they were mostly student run and my involvement was over 3-5 years ago.
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Does anyone know if Kroll checks undergrad extracurriculars?

I ask because I was in several student run groups that I'm putting on my application. And I'm quite certain that it's going to be near impossible for Kroll to get these verified given the fact that they were mostly student run and my involvement was over 3-5 years ago.


The only reason a school will probably revoke admission is if they can prove that an applicant lied on the application, i.e. if they call someone up and find out you didn't actually work there or didn't volunteer there. They won't revoke an admission because they can't verify something - I recommend not basing the application details on what will happen in the background check - as long as you don't make up stuff you should be fine!
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does anyone know if kroll asks for the HR number or the employer number?


They use http://www.theworknumber.com/ where possible (in my experience at least).
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I wonder what happens for those of those that run our own company where we are the only full-time employee :roll:

If it serves as any indication, MIT (who, along with Kellogg, does their verification with ReVera, not Kroll), says that in those cases they will ask for the certificate of incorporation and perhaps other documents.


But really, with my own company and another nonprofit I'm involved with--we were functioning organizations for months, if not years, before incorporating.

So the dates for a startup would be impossible to verify IMO. And further, there are many small businesses that choose not to incorporate at all or choose another legal structure all together.
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Can anybody confirm whether or not Kroll verifies extra-curriculars like university clubs or volunteering at an NGO?

I know it varies depending on school but does anyone know of any school checking specifically for extracurriculars? Someone asked above but i'm still not clear about this. I have virtually no proof or evidence of at least 2 extra-curriculars and I am not sure if they can be confirmed.

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Can anybody confirm whether or not Kroll verifies extra-curriculars like university clubs or volunteering at an NGO?

I know it varies depending on school but does anyone know of any school checking specifically for extracurriculars? Someone asked above but i'm still not clear about this. I have virtually no proof or evidence of at least 2 extra-curriculars and I am not sure if they can be confirmed.

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No idea, and like you said a lot of that stuff would be near impossible to verify--forget about the difficulty of proving you were in an ECA, think about all the other stuff like hours per week, offices held, number of people in the club, etc. My guess is that Kroll will take a cursory look into anything that sounds a little too incredible, but beyond that they don't have the time or manpower to go further. Or if they are unable to verify something they wanted to check on, they'll contact you and ask for contact information for someone who can verify it--in my case I had to provide an alternate phone number for a part-time employer.

I still stand by my initial assertion from about 150 posts back--unless you were deliberately misleading in some way, you've got nothing to worry about on the background check. They're not going to get hung up on exact salaries or dates or bonuses or number of direct-reports.
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Hi, I thought I should chime in here.

Kroll is divided into various divisions and they each manage differing levels of what can broadly be described as "investigations." They range from background checks for entry-level hires at corporations, to client on-boarding reviews (done by compliance officers) at multinationals, to very tailored special-situation investigations where their staff are hired out at very high rates (big law/MC rates, something like $800 an hour).

Business schools want to make sure they haven't admitted a fraud. Outright frauds are not terribly difficult to uncover when you've committed to cooperating fully with the process (ie. you agree to disclose information and authorize Kroll to carry out checks) and that's what schools are looking out for. Picture yourself as the admissions officer, and picture what kind of violation or contradiction would make them seriously question their decision to admit you. Don't worry unless you have something as serious as that (ie. your recommender doesn't exist, your company of 25 staff that you founded doesn't exist, etc).


what about missing information? say you did not report a masters program enrollment or something... don't think Kroll could find it. although, how would a school respond to that? imagine the rest of the app. is 100% correct and you just did not report one masters which you had for completely irrelevant reasons- I have seen instances (not in the US) where people do this for military or earning state grants etc. wonder if a top school takes action against some enrolled student for something like that-
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I have job exp. in a nonprofit organization in a developing country. We didn't even have a website. How are they going to perform a background check?

I also don't want my employer to know I am leaving. I just don't have the courage to do tell them that, bec they might fire me on the spot. I am the Executive Assistant of the CEO here, and I told my boss I will just go to night school :(
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I have job exp. in a nonprofit organization in a developing country. We didn't even have a website. How are they going to perform a background check?

I also don't want my employer to know I am leaving. I just don't have the courage to do tell them that, bec they might fire me on the spot. I am the Executive Assistant of the CEO here, and I told my boss I will just go to night school :(


Well, aside from any ethical implications of lying to your boss you don't have to worry. Schools don't waste the time/money on the Kroll check until after you're already admitted, so no one at your company will know that you've applied until you've accepted an admissions offer somewhere. Once you're admitted you don't really have much to worry about other than trying not to burn bridges with your company.

Don't worry about them finding the information on your nonprofit--if they can't find what they need, they'll ask you for assistance in contacting someone to confirm your employment there.
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Maybe someone can chime in. I'm an entrepreneur and here's my concern:

I launched a startup in college and ran it full-time for about 4 months post college. At that time I didn't have enough money coming in so I jumped at the opportunity to take on a full-time job and make my startup more of a side project. It's 2 years later and I'm still at the same full-time job and still running my startup on the side.

So here's where it gets tricky. All of my applications ask how many years of WE I'll have upon enrollment. My first 4 months of full-time WE post college were with my startup but I'm afraid to count these months because I cannot think of any way to verify this as full-time work. I was loosing money, I don't have any check stubs, and we didn't incorporate until early last year. I really can't think of any way to prove I was working full-time until I switched over to the other job 4 months out of undergrad and started getting a weekly paycheck.

So I'm tempted to leave out those 4 months of WE on my application so that I don't get in a rough spot with Kroll later on down the road. But at the same time, I have an additional 4 months of legitimate WE that I'd really like to list on the application--at the very least this will push me closer to these schools' WE years mean.

Does anyone have advice?
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