Diploma FAQ

  1. When will my degree appear on my transcript?

  2. What is the difference between a degree and a diploma?

  3. What official documents can the University provide to confirm my degree once it has been awarded?

  4. When will I get my diploma?

  5. May I change the way my name is shown?

  6. May I change the address to which my diploma will be mailed?

  7. May I make special arrangements for receiving my diploma?

  8. May I request that my name appear on my diploma with special characters (accent marks)?

  9. I know that I am on the pending degree list, but how can I be certain that I have met all of the degree requirements?

  10. What if I have finished all of my degree requirements, but my degree will not be recorded for several weeks and I need written proof that my degree has been earned?

  11. How do you have a Document Notarized Overseas?

1. When will my degree appear on my transcript?

Your College will review your record and certify your degree following the end of your final term. You may order an official degree transcript as soon as your degree is officially recorded on your academic record, usually within three to four weeks after your conferral date.

2. What is the difference between a degree and a diploma?

3. What official documents can the University provide to confirm my degree once it has been awarded?

The University can provide the following as proof of your degree:

4. When will I get my diploma?

Your diploma will be sent to your current Diploma Address, approximately 2-4 months after your conferral date.  Failure to create a Diploma Address can result in the delay in the receipt of your diploma.

5. May I change the way my name is shown?

6. May I change the address to which my diploma will be mailed?

You may change your address on the Student Self Service system. Graduates can create and/or update a Diploma Address on the Student Self Service system.

7. May I make special arrangements for receiving my diploma?

You may request in person or by phone that the Records Unit, Office of the Registrar hold your diploma for pick-up by you or a designee, or be mailed to an alternative address.

8. May I request that my name appear on my diploma with special characters
(accent marks)?

Students may make requests in writing by filling out the Current Student Diploma Name Change form, and mailing it to:

9. I know that I am on the pending degree list, but how can I be certain that I have met all of the degree requirements?

All potential graduating students should consult with the records officer in their college.

10. What if I have finished all of my degree requirements, but my degree will not be recorded for several weeks and I need written proof that my degree has been earned?

If you are an upcoming graduating student and you need a formal letter verifying that you have met all degree requirements, contact your college records officer.

11. How do you have a Document Notarized Overseas?

“How do you have a document notarized overseas?” is the frequently asked question of many U.S. citizens living overseas. Fortuitously, the U.S. Department of State has stated that any consular authorities at any consulate abroad or U.S. embassy are permitted to execute notarial acts. The notarial services offered by the consular officials are comparable to that of any notary public in the USA. Additionally, you may also provide your document to the local foreign notary to have it notarized and after that obtain it authenticated by the designated foreign authority – given that country has taken part in 1961’s Hague Convention Abolishing the Specifications of Legalization of International Public Documents. The "notarizing officials“ who are granted the rights to perform notarial services at a U.S. embassy or consulate involves officials of the Foreign Service (secretaries of embassy), consular officers, as well as any U.S. citizen employees specified by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Citizens Services to carry out notarial acts. For individuals requiring a document notarized abroad, it is best to contact first the U.S. embassy or even consulate before continuing with the notarial request. You can call the American Citizens Services or maybe Consular Section to inquire the hours of procedure for notarization.

 

Updated: 14-Nov-2016