Diploma Frequently Asked Questions

If you have resolved your financial hold after the mailing dates have passed, your diploma will be withheld. We do not receive automatic notifications when students’ resolve holds, so it is your responsibility to contact the Office of the University Registrar regarding the release of your diploma. It can take up to seven business days to confirm that a hold has been removed. Once we have confirmation that the hold has been removed, we will order the diploma.

  • All bachelor, master and doctoral diplomas measure 14″ × 11″
  • Certificates measure 11″ × 8.5″
  • Doctor of Medicine measure 17″ ×14″
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Laws measure 17″ × 14″

Diplomas will be mailed eight to ten weeks after degrees are officially awarded by the Office of the University Registrar. International mailing requires an additional one to two weeks.

Yes, traditional paper diplomas and certificates will be mailed out eight to ten weeks after degrees are conferred at the end of each quarter/semester.

Original diplomas mailed by the Office of the University Registrar that were received damaged will be replaced free of charge, provided that the Office of the University Registrar is notified within one year of the degree conferral date. Because a student can only have one original diploma per credential awarded, you will be asked to tear your damaged diploma into two pieces and send a photo of the destroyed diploma to uc-degree@drexel.edu.

Honors designations appear on diplomas for undergraduate degrees and juris doctor degrees for those students who meet the requirements.

When you apply for your degree, you will be asked to verify the name that will appear on your diploma. The current name shown, which represents your legal/birth name in the system, is how your name will appear on your diploma by default. You may select "Current Name" or "Preferred Name" from the dropdown menu. The menu itself will still show current name (your legal/birth name). However, when you select "Continue" you will see the new diploma display name on the next page.

Current students – If part of your official name is incorrect, you will need to follow the process for Updating Personal Information in order to have the option of having it printed on your diploma.

Alumni – You must contact the Office of the University Registrar with your request to change the name on your diploma.

The major will not be printed on diplomas. Minors and concentrations do not appear on diplomas.

A replacement diploma should be ordered when the original diploma has been damaged or lost. A duplicate should be ordered when a second copy is needed.

You can place an order for a diploma replacement here. There is a fee of $75 plus the cost of shipping. It can take four to five weeks to process the request. Please see Diploma Replacement for more information.

Only students are authorized to order a replacement for themselves. Others are not permitted to order on their behalf.

If you have not received your original diploma, do not place an order. Please email the Office of the Registrar at uc-degree@drexel.edu for any inquiries about your diploma status.

To change your diploma mailing address:

  1. Log in to DrexelOne.
  2. Hover over Account on the top right corner.
  3. Select "Personal Information."
  4. Scroll down to Address.
  5. Choose "Edit" under Diploma Address.
  6. Enter address and select "Update."

Students and Alumni seeking notary services for their Drexel University credential may submit their request via UC-Certifications@drexel.edu. Once the notary request has been approved by the Office of the University Registrar, instructions on how to submit the documents and payment will be provided.

Please be advised that notary services are provided at a cost of $5.00 per document. Payment is only accepted in the form of a check or money order mailed to the Office of the University Registrar:

Office of the University Registrar
3141 Chestnut Street
Mail Stop 89-100
Philadelphia, PA 19104

All apostilles must be submitted directly to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania after notarization has been completed. For more information regarding the apostille process please visit the Pennsylvania Department of State's website.

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