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About Diplomas

Find out how to obtain a diploma after graduation or a replacement diploma.

After graduation

Diplomas are typically available 3-6 months after the end of the quarter in which the student graduates. Undergraduate and Graduate diplomas are mailed directly to the permanent mailing address on record in TritonLink.  Diplomas will bear your name exactly as stated on your UCSD academic record.

You will receive your UCSD diploma upon successful completion of your university and degree requirements as long as you submitted a Degree and Diploma Application (DDA) to your College before the end of your final quarter.

Note: Multiple degrees are listed on one diploma. Minors are not listed on diplomas.

If you have not received a diploma by the end of the time allowed, contact Academic Records, at (858) 534-3144.

Replacement diplomas

A replacement diploma may be requested if your original diploma has been lost or destroyed, or your name has changed since graduation.

The document fee, effective September 1, 2016, entitles students to one free replacement diploma. To find out if you qualify for a free replacement diploma, call (858) 534-3144.

To obtain a replacement diploma, complete the Replacement Diploma Request Form (PDF) and return it to Academic Records with the appropriate payment, if required.

If you are requesting a replacement diploma because your name has changed since graduation, you must submit a Name Change Request Form (PDF), along with the required supporting documents in order to have your name changed on your diploma and all UCSD records.

All replacement diplomas will bear the signatures of the current state and university officials and a reissue date will be printed at the bottom of the diploma.

If you have already received your free replacement diploma granted by the document fee, the cost of a replacement diploma is $60.00 for standard delivery, which takes approximately 6 to 8 weeks (once the request form has been received). If you require rush delivery, which takes approximately 6 to 8 business days (once the request form has been received), there is an additional cost of $32.00, which is not waived by the document fee.

Note: Rush delivery service is not available for P.O. Box or International addresses.