what does he mean with "actual degree"?

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Answer #1 | 31/12 2013 08:06
He knows you've defended your thesis. That does not mean you have the actual degree. He is asking if you have actually *completed* and been granted your PhD. It is very common for people to apply to post-doc positions when they have defended their thesis, but not yet received their PhD. He is asking if you have actually received your PhD yet.
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Answer #2 | 31/12 2013 14:50
What Mice said. Did you have your graduation ceremony? Does your transcript state your date of degree, or is it still pending?
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Answer #3 | 31/12 2013 03:16
A certification is proof of study in a specific component of a content area ( a state or national required course, like CPR), whereas a degree, like a PhD, is awarded after completion of an extensive, comprehensive, specialty area of study.
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