IUP Diplomas

All IUP graduates with no academic or financial holds on their student record will receive one diploma per degree earned. Diplomas are issued to graduates after the department completes the degree conferral process (awarding of a degree once it is determined a student has met all degree requirements for graduation). It typically takes two to six weeks for the degree conferral process; then, diplomas are mailed.

The US Postal service is experiencing an unprecedented volume increase and limited employee availability due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This may result in delays of the shipping of your diploma.

Original Paper Diploma

Initial diplomas are issued at no cost to students. Diplomas are not printed on-site and are mailed via USPS first class with no tracking available. Recent graduates, please note it may take two to eight weeks for your degree to be awarded, and then shipping will occur four weeks after the degree has been awarded by your college.

To change your diploma mailing address:

  • Changing any address through MyIUP does not change your diploma mailing address. Diploma address changes are made through the Graduation Application form. 
  • Addresses can be updated in the system but not linked with your diploma mailing address by using MyIUP.

What appears on an IUP diploma:

An IUP diploma is customized to include a student's legal or preferred first name, legal last name, optional middle name or initial, suffix (e.g., Jr, II, III, etc.), degree earned (e.g., Bachelor of Arts, Master of Science, Applied Associate of Art), graduation date, and academic honors if eligible.

Diploma Delivery:

IUP has four graduation dates per year: May, August, December, and January. Diplomas are mailed approximately two to eight weeks after the actual graduation date because grades from a student's final semester must be evaluated by the student's assistant dean or department to assure that all degree requirements and financial obligations have been met. 

Delivery Method International Only:

Starting May 2020, all international student diplomas will be mailed to the IUP Office of International Education for distribution. Once the diplomas arrive at the OIE, students will be emailed.

Students will then select

  1. To pick up the diploma in person from the OIE (free); or
  2. To pay for express mail to an international address. Please direct questions to intl-education@iup.edu.

Delivery Method US Standard Mail:

  • Diplomas are mailed in a cardboard mailing envelope that does not include a signature on the outside flap.
  • Tracking information is not provided.
  • We cannot accept responsibility for non-delivery if the address provided to us is either incomplete or incorrect, nor can we accept responsibility for timely delivery by the US Post Office, FedEx, or any other mail carrier vendor.

Notarized Paper Diploma

If a notarized paper copy of your diploma is required, submit an order using the Online Replacement Diploma request form and indicate that you need a “notarized copy” in the “Comments” section located toward the bottom of the form.

Certified Electronic Credential (CeDiploma)

Need a diploma fast? An official, secure and verifiable PDF version of your diploma is available to graduates from August 2019 to the present for a fee.

Details

 
Cost and Processing:
  • This service is not available if you attended or graduated prior to August 2019. Students prior to August 2019 will only have the paper diploma as an option.
  • CeDiplomas will be available 24 hours after receiving a confirmation email that your original diploma has been printed. 
  • The cost is a one time fee of $12.95.
  • Validate your emailed CeDiD Key.
How To Order:
  • Log in to MyIUP and click on Campus Services. 
  • Select the Purchase a CeDiploma, a certified electronic diploma link in the “Alumni Community” portlet.
  • Accept the Terms and Conditions/Privacy Policy, then click Continue.
  • Please refer to the Certified Electronic Credential Overview for additional information on how to order your CeDiploma.

Replacement Paper Diploma

 Need another copy?

Details

Cost and Processing:
  • Each diploma is $10 and includes free standard USPS shipping.
  • Diploma orders take 14 days to process plus about three weeks for USPS shipping.
How To Order:
  • Use our online replacement diploma request ordering service to order a replacement or additional paper copy of your diploma.
  • Order/ship internationally(Two-step process)
    • Step 1: Use our online replacement diploma request ordering service to order your replacement diploma. Your degree must already be awarded to request a replacement diploma. Be sure to include a note in the “Comments” section at the bottom of the form indicating that you wish to have your diploma EXPRESS SHIPPED.

      Please note: Express shipped diploma orders are mailed about 14 days from the replacement diploma order date.

    • Step 2: Use the e-Ship Global site to select and pay for expedited/trackable shipping. Once your documents are mailed, an email will be sent with a tracking number and order details for your shipment.

      Be sure to follow the specific details below:

      • If you know it, use your Banner ID (the eight-digit number with the @ symbol) as your student ID.
      • Carefully select Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus, Office of the Registrar, as the university and office from which you wish to create a shipment.
      • Follow the online instructions carefully when completing this online process. If you have questions or experience problems when using this online service, please use the “help” feature on its website. Please do not call the Office of the Registrar, because we cannot help you with questions or problems encountered when using this mailing service.

Delivery Methods:

Express Shipping with Tracking (International Only)

Express shipping with tracking options are available for International shipping through e-ship global.  

Do not go through the DHL or FedEx websites directly.

Starting May 2020, all international student diplomas will be mailed to the IUP Office of International Education for distribution. Once the diplomas arrive at the OIE, students will be emailed.

Students will then select

  1. To pick up the diploma in person from the OIE (free); or
  2. To pay for express mail to a US or international address. Please direct questions to intl-education@iup.edu.

US Standard Mail

  • Diplomas are mailed in a cardboard mailing envelope that does not include a signature on the outside flap.
  • Tracking information is not provided.
  • We cannot accept responsibility for non-delivery if the address provided to us is either incomplete or incorrect, nor can we accept responsibility for timely delivery by the US Post Office, FedEx, or any other mail carrier vendor.