Order a Diploma

All students who graduate from CU-Boulder are issued an official University of Colorado diploma, mailed approximately eight weeks after the semester in which degree requirements are completed and verified. If you didn't enter a Diploma Address in MyCUInfo, your diploma will be mailed to your Home Address.

NOTE: The post office does not forward diplomas if your address changes.

Replacement diplomas and display diplomas can be ordered online, by mail or by fax from the Office of the Registrar. Email orders are not accepted. Certified Electronic Diplomas (CeDiplomas) are also available to students graduating in December 2015 and later.

The name on the replacement or display diploma will be the same name that appeared on the original diploma unless you’ve submitted a Name Change and Record Update Form to the Office of the Registrar.

Any financial obligations with a CU campus must be resolved before a paper or electronic diploma can be released. Students with access to MyCUInfo should check the Holds and To-Do Items section for any holds on their account. Once you have cleared your hold, contact the Office of the Registrar to have your diploma sent.

Diploma Policy for Post-Degree Additional Majors

The Office of the Registrar does not reprint a diploma for a post-degree additional major. Diplomas only show the original degree conferral date; therefore, reprinting the document would not reflect the completion date of the post-degree additional major. Students requesting proof of a post-degree additional major are encouraged to order an official transcript, which will show the accurate completion date of the post-degree major.

Order Online

All Spring 2016 graduates will be mailed a complimentary diploma on July 8. Spring 2016 graduates cannot order a replacement or display diploma until after degrees officially post on June 13.

Current & Former Students with an IdentiKey

Former Students without an IdentiKey

You may order by mail or fax using a Replacement Diploma Order Form. Send your completed form to the Office of the Registrar, Diploma Orders, 20 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309, or fax it to 303-492-8748.

Diploma Types

Choose one of the following:

  • Replacement Diploma is the official University of Colorado Boulder standard diploma. It is 11” x 8.5” in size, and it fits in the CU-Boulder diploma cover.
  • Display Diploma is the official University of Colorado Boulder large display diploma. Available for both undergraduate and graduate degrees, it is 16” x 14” in size. It does not fit in the CU-Boulder diploma cover.
  • Certified Electronic Diploma (CeDiploma) is the official University of Colorado Boulder diploma in an electronic portable document format (PDF). Learn more about CeDiplomas.

Pricing, Shipping and Timelines

The Office of the Registrar submits each week’s diploma orders on Friday. Please allow an additional 14 business days from the time you place your order for our vendor to fulfill it.

The replacement diploma (11” x 8.5”) and the display diploma (16” x 14”) each cost $35 plus shipping.

Shipping options:

  • CeDiploma Download (students graduating in December 2015 and later)
    • Available for instant download approximately 9 weeks after the end of the semester
    • $10.99 one-time download fee
  • United States Postal Service (USPS)
    • Free shipping
    • Once shipped, arrives in three weeks
    • $35 total cost = $35 (replacement or display diploma) + free shipping
  • FedEx Express/UPS Next Day*: Domestic
    • $30.00 shipping
    • Once shipped, arrives in seven business days
    • $65 total cost = $35 (replacement or display diploma) + $30 shipping
    • Please note: FedEx does not deliver to P.O. Boxes.
  • FedEx Express/UPS Worldwide Saver: International
    • $50.00 shipping
    • Once shipped, arrives in ten business days
    • $85 total cost = $35 (replacement or display diploma) + $50 shipping
    • Please note: FedEx does not deliver to P.O. Boxes.

*Express requests for notarized diplomas are sent from the Office of the Registrar using FedEx Express; all other express requests are sent directly from the diploma vendor using UPS Next Day/Worldwide Saver.

Diploma Covers

Diploma covers (11” x 8.5”) may be picked up at no charge in the Office of the Registrar during business hours. You may add a diploma cover to your replacement or display diploma order for $5.