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Diploma Information

Degree Conferral Policy

Undergraduate and graduate students can complete the requirements for their degree(s) at the end of each respective quarter throughout an academic year, and the date of completion of all requirements should be recognized by the degree conferral deadlines for each quarter. The Board of Trustees, at their meeting on September 17, 1986, empowered the president to grant degrees at the end of each quarter. The diploma will bear the last date of the quarter for the respective term in which the student graduates.

Degree conferral is done upon the recommendation of the academic deans, with the approval of the faculty and certification by the Office of the University Registrar.

A list of prospective degree candidates for each term is generated based on the application for degree submitted by students through DrexelOne, who expect to complete their degree requirements in a given term. This list is used by the colleges to clear students for graduation which is done at the end of each term's grading cycle. The timeliness of this process is imperative to avoid unnecessary billing and academic record issues. In addition, all academic transactions related to the degree conferral must reflect dates prior to the actual degree conferral date for the respective term in which the student is awarded the degree.

Diploma Mailing

Diplomas will be mailed eight to ten weeks following the official University degree conferral date (i.e., the date appearing on your diploma) and once the degree has been academically cleared through the respective college/school and Office of the University Registrar. You can confirm that your degree has been awarded by logging into DrexelOne. If your degree has not been awarded, you should contact your Academic Advisor.

Damaged/Not Received Diplomas

Diplomas damaged in shipment and original diplomas mailed by the Office of the University Registrar (with an official tracking number) but not received by the student will be replaced free of charge, providing that the Office of the University Registrar is notified within one year of the degree conferral date. Damaged diplomas must be returned to the Office of the University Registrar before a new diploma is shipped.

Diploma Replacement Policy

Drexel University will reissue diplomas for alumni who have lost or damaged a diploma. All new diplomas will be issued by Drexel University and have an embossed statement at the bottom of the diploma to verify that it replaces a diploma previously issued. It will not be an exact duplicate of the original diploma.

Please note: you cannot receive a replacement diploma if you have an outstanding balance due to the University.

If you are a Drexel University alumnus and need a new diploma, follow these instructions:

  1. Submit a completed Application for Diploma Replacement [PDF].
  2. If your original diploma has been damaged, it must be mailed to the Office of the University Registrar so that it can be destroyed when the new diploma is issued. 
  3. The name on a replacement diploma must match the name listed on the original diploma issued. Please indicate the name that appeared on your original diploma as well as the exact issuance date of the original diploma in your request.
  4. You may only have one replacement diploma for each credential conferred at Drexel University.
  5. If you graduated from the University's College of Medicine, list the appropriate issuing institution: Women's Medical College, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, Hahnemann University School of Medicine, MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine, or Drexel University College of Medicine.
  6. Include a $75.00 check payable to Drexel University, plus the cost of shipping (see below for prices):
    • $25 for express shipping to domestic and Canadian addresses
    • $45 for express shipping to European and Mexican addresses
    • $100 for express shipping to all other international addresses
  7. Mail your completed form to the appropriate address below.

Drexel University
Attn: Diploma Replacement
Curtis Hall, Room 261
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

If you graduated from the Center City Hahnemann Campus:

Drexel University Hahnemann Campus
Attn: Diploma Replacement
245 North 15th Street, MS 445
Philadelphia, PA 19102

If you graduated from Women's Medical College, Medical College of Pennsylvania, MCP Hahnemann, or Drexel University College of Medicine:

Drexel University College of Medicine
Attn: Diploma Replacement
2900 Queen Lane, Room G-27
Philadelphia, PA 19129