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WarJar101
Posts: 341
Registered: ‎08-14-2012

Re: Identity Verification for Citi Forward Student App

I couldn't find any exec office number lying around on the "internets", but I'm giving them until tomorrow morning. It's like unless, I'm on top of them nothing happens. I tripled verified that email address they provided, and it was spelled correctly and everything. They confirmed, yet since Thursday of last week no email has been found, which is ludicrous. I faxed my information on Saturday so hopefully within 72 hrs - 84 hrs they'll recieve that too (sarcasm). After waiting two months sending in different documents, I better be approved for that student card.

Cap One Platinum MC $2.5k CL (08/12)
Citi Forward Student Visa Card $1.5k CL (09/12)
Express NEXT Card $0.25k CL (02/13), Jcrew CC $0.7k CL(02/13)
AMEX PRG NPSL (03/13), AMEX Gold Delta Skymiles 2k (03/13)
Walmart Credit Card $1.5k (03/13)
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WarJar101
Posts: 341
Registered: ‎08-14-2012

Re: Identity Verification for Citi Forward Student App

Hey, guys just reporting. I got approved for my second CC ever, I got the Citi Forward Student card with a $1,500 CL!!! You guys think I should've tried my luck and ask for a CLI to $2,000? Then again I have extremely limited credit history, the only other card I have is my first one by CapOne ($500 CL) that I got last month. So, I guess I should be grateful.

 

How long do you guys think, I'd have to wait to ask Citi for a CLI? 4 months? 6 months? Also, does Citi hard pull or soft pull requested CLI? Do they auto-CLI at a particular time? I know a lot of questions, but thanks guys for following me, and helping me out!!! Yay!

Cap One Platinum MC $2.5k CL (08/12)
Citi Forward Student Visa Card $1.5k CL (09/12)
Express NEXT Card $0.25k CL (02/13), Jcrew CC $0.7k CL(02/13)
AMEX PRG NPSL (03/13), AMEX Gold Delta Skymiles 2k (03/13)
Walmart Credit Card $1.5k (03/13)
TU: 687 FICO (3/13) | EX: 692 Lender Pull (3/13) | EQ: 678 (4/1/13)
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CruzImperial
Posts: 863
Registered: ‎07-04-2012

Re: Identity Verification for Citi Forward Student App

Congratulations I was very happy when discover approved me after capone as well. Now I hate them lols. Wait 6 months and request cli, it may be hard it may be soft ymmv. Take care of it and enjoy the rewards:smileyhappy:
Fico Scores: . Walmart TU 748 . App free since Aug 2013 .

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jd5189
Posts: 470
Registered: ‎08-14-2012

Re: Identity Verification for Citi Forward Student App

Congrats on the approval. I don't have a Citi card so I dont know about CLI's...

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jsucool76
Posts: 2,770
Registered: ‎12-11-2011

Re: Identity Verification for Citi Forward Student App


WarJar101 wrote:

Hey, guys just reporting. I got approved for my second CC ever, I got the Citi Forward Student card with a $1,500 CL!!! You guys think I should've tried my luck and ask for a CLI to $2,000? Then again I have extremely limited credit history, the only other card I have is my first one by CapOne ($500 CL) that I got last month. So, I guess I should be grateful.

 

How long do you guys think, I'd have to wait to ask Citi for a CLI? 4 months? 6 months? Also, does Citi hard pull or soft pull requested CLI? Do they auto-CLI at a particular time? I know a lot of questions, but thanks guys for following me, and helping me out!!! Yay!


Very happy to hear you were approved! especially after all that waiting.

 

Citi forward is gonna be one I go for after I finish my stint in the garden. 

Wallet: Capital One Cash Rewards 3500CL, Wells Fargo Cash Back College Visa: 900CL, Paypal Smart Connect: 1286CL, Walmart Discover: 2000CL, UPromise Mastercard: 1000CL, Chase Slate: 500CL, Discover IT: 2000CL, Citi Forward: 1500CL, Bank Of America Student Travel Rewards: 700CL
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WarJar101
Posts: 341
Registered: ‎08-14-2012

Re: Identity Verification for Citi Forward Student App

Thanks guys, I refused to get a secured card even though I'm just establishing credit history. My next move is to apply for the credit union that my job is affiliated with here in NYC, and DCU to get that free EQ credit score monthly. Then garden for about six months ask for CLI, and look at getting a card with AMEX to start a history with them, and also a Walmart Card for the TU credit score monthly. Sounds like a good plan right? Lol. I've been doing my research on these boards. I love this website.

Cap One Platinum MC $2.5k CL (08/12)
Citi Forward Student Visa Card $1.5k CL (09/12)
Express NEXT Card $0.25k CL (02/13), Jcrew CC $0.7k CL(02/13)
AMEX PRG NPSL (03/13), AMEX Gold Delta Skymiles 2k (03/13)
Walmart Credit Card $1.5k (03/13)
TU: 687 FICO (3/13) | EX: 692 Lender Pull (3/13) | EQ: 678 (4/1/13)
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steffiejoe
Posts: 80
Registered: ‎09-22-2007

Re: Identity Verification for Citi Forward Student App

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Bumping

 

My daughter applied for a citibank student card and got the 7-10 day message. She called in and they told her they would be sending her a form for her to complete and return along with a copy of her SS card. We got the form and sent everything in over a week ago. 

 

Called in today and they have not recieved it yet. They say most student application require this, especially if they have a thin file.

 

She has had the Amex clear card (AU) almost 2 years and has $5000.00 in student loans on her credit report. Credit Karma score is 649.

 

She applied for the student discover card the same day and was instantly approved with $1000.00 limit. 

 

The CRS stated it could take up to a month . 

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