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 Student Biodemographical Information 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. If you have access to MyCUInfo, check the Holds and To-Do Items section for any holds on your account. Once you've 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. Beginning with Fall 2016 graduates, the Office of the Registrar will send College of Arts & Sciences students who complete a post-degree additional major a post-degree additional major completion document. 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 Fall 2017 graduates will be mailed a complimentary diploma on Feb. 27, 2018. Fall 2017 graduates cannot order a replacement or display diploma until after the original diplomas have been processed and mailed.

Current & Former Students with an IdentiKey

Former Students without an IdentiKey

You may order by mail or fax using a Replacement & Display 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") costs $35 plus shipping, and the display diploma (16" x 14") costs $50 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
    • Download for free
  • 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 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 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.

Notarization

If ordering a diploma online, request notarization under Order Options ($5 fee applies). If ordering by mail or fax, specify your request in the Additional Services field.

If you need your diploma authenticated with an apostille, first request a notarized diploma. After you receive it, you'll need to send it to the Colorado Secretary of State for authentication. Visit the Secretary of State online for instructions and fee information.