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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.  

You will receive your UCSD diploma upon successful completion of your university and degree requirements as long as: 

  • Undergraduate Students:You submitted a Degree and Diploma Application (DDA) to your College before the end of your final quarter.
  • Graduate Students:Your department submitted a Final Report form to the Graduate Division on your behalf.

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 or

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 or email

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 the online Name Change Request Form 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). We do offer rush processing and delivery for replacement diplomas, which takes approximately 6 to 8 business days once the request form and payment has been received. There is an additional cost for rush processing and delivery ($32.00 for domestic addresses and $77 for international addresses), which is not waived by the document fee.

Note: Rush delivery service is not available for P.O. Boxes.

Questions? Contact Academic Records in the Registrar's Office, (858) 534-3144.