Graduation

How do I apply for graduation?

If you'll have completed your degree requirements by the end of the current or upcoming semester, you can apply to graduate online through MyCUInfo. See our Apply for Graduation page for step-by-step instructions.

Will my name be in the commencement program?

If you either graduated in the fall or submitted your graduation application by the April 1 deadline for spring or summer, yes. See the "Program" section of our Graduation & Commencement page for details.

Where can I find information about degree conferral and commencement ceremonies?

Visit the Commencement website for all the information you need about summer or winter conferral and the spring ceremony.

When will degrees be posted?

PhD degrees typically post a few days after that semester's degree conferral date, while undergraduate, master's and JD degrees post approximately 30 days later. Check our Graduation & Diploma Calendar for semester-specific dates.

Transcripts & Diplomas

How do I update my diploma name and address?

You'll be asked to provide a diploma name and a diploma address when you apply to graduate, but you can edit them until that semester's deadline (see the Graduation & Diploma Calendar). See the "Check Your Application Status or Edit Your Submission" section on our Apply for Graduation page for details.

When will I receive my diploma?

Diplomas are typically mailed about eight weeks after graduation. Check the Graduation & Diploma Calendar for the semester-specific date.

Why didn't I receive my diploma after graduation?

There are several possible reasons:

  • You may have had a financial hold, such as an overdue balance or an incomplete loan exit interview at the time diplomas were mailed out. You will need to notify diplomas@colorado.edu once your hold is cleared to receive your diploma.
  • Your diploma address may be incorrect. Diplomas are not forwarded by the post office, even if you request to have your mail forwarded. If you didn't enter a diploma address, your diploma was mailed to your home address.
  • You may have walked in the commencement ceremony, but have yet to complete one or more degree requirements. Contact your advisor for details.
Do minors, certificates and options print on diplomas?

No. These items appear on transcripts only. See our Transcripts page for details.

I was told I need to get my diploma apostilled. How do I do that?

See the "Notarization" section of our Order a Diploma page for details.

Replacement Diplomas

How do I order a replacement diploma?

See the "Order Online" section of our Order a Diploma page for details.

How long does it take to get a replacement diploma?

See the "Pricing, Shipping and Timelines" section of our Order a Diploma page for details.

I'm having trouble ordering a replacement diploma online. Can I get help setting up my account?

Absolutely. Simply email diplomas@colorado.edu or call us at 303-492-6970.

Are diplomas printed in your office?

No. All diplomas are printed and shipped by an outside vendor.

Certified Electronic Diplomas (CeDiplomas)

How do I access my CeDiploma?

You can obtain your CeDiploma through MyCUInfo, which has a direct link to CeCredential Trust, an approved third-party vendor of CU Boulder.

Can I get an electronic diploma if I graduated prior to December 2015?

No. At this time, CeDiplomas are only available to CU Boulder students who graduated in December 2015 or later.

Can I download the CeDiploma and email it to someone else?

Yes, you can download a digitally signed copy of your CeDiploma, and then email it to anyone you desire. The file will retain the Adobe Digital Signature and CeDiD for validation purposes.

Can I print my CeDiploma?

CeDiplomas are for electronic use only, and may not be printed in any format. However, you can print the validation page.

How do I know if the CeDiploma I received is valid?

There are two ways to validate your electronic diploma:

  1. Validate through the website or by clicking the link on the second page of the CeDiploma and typing the required information where indicated.
  2. If you're using Adobe Reader or Acrobat 9.0 or higher, you'll be able to view the digital signature, which is shown at the top of the PDF and is part of the overall security of the document. If the digital signature shows a blue ribbon, it means that document has not been tampered with; any other symbol signifies the document cannot be trusted. Please note: Other PDF/digital readers and some mobile devices may not be able to show the digital signature/blue ribbon.
Why does the certificate used to digitally sign the documents say CeCredential Trust?

CeCredential Trust is the branded name of the digital signature that our vendor uses to digitally sign all CeDiplomas. The email address included in the signature (info@CeCredentialTrust.com) will refer you to the Office of the Registrar for further information.

When I pull up my CeDiploma on my iPhone/iPad, it only loads halfway and then a line appears.

This issue is due to the version of your operating system on your tablet, or the PDF viewer that the browser is using to open the CeDiploma. In the case of the iPhone/iPad, updating to the most recent iOS operating system usually solves the problem.

I'm using a web browser to open the PDF, but it won't open properly.

The CeDiploma is best viewed in Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader. Some features may not be available when viewed in a web browser's default viewer. Please change the default viewer in your web browser to Adobe Reader or Acrobat.

When I try to download and save a copy of my CeDiploma, I receive an error message asking for a password.

This is because your browser does not have Adobe set as the default PDF viewer. If you download and open the document using Adobe Reader, you should have no problem saving a copy.

I have a hold on my record; can I receive my CeDiploma?

Requests from current or former students with unmet obligations (e.g., holds) cannot be honored. To resolve holds, contact the Office of the Registrar.