All University of Illinois graduates will receive one diploma per degree earned, free of charge. In addition, replacement, duplicate, or certified copies of diplomas and/or eDiplomas can be requested through our Online Diploma Service.

As of August 2020, graduating students may choose to create a diploma name with a preferred first name and legal last name. Examples of preferred names include: using a middle name instead of a first name; using an abbreviated name (Tom instead of Thomas); using an Americanized name (Wendy instead of Haiyan); or using a name that better reflects one’s ethnic, racial or gender identity. Instructions for submitting a diploma name will be included in our regular graduation information email that is sent to graduating students about three weeks prior to the end of each semester.

Please be advised that in some situations, the name appearing on your diploma may need to match other legal documents you possess.

Order a Replacement Diploma and/or eDiploma

Do you want another copy of your diploma or has your diploma been lost or damaged? The following Online Diploma Service is available through our official diploma vendor, The Michael Sutter Company:

  • Order a Replacement Diploma – Order your diploma easily online. You will be able to choose Standard Delivery or Express Overnight Delivery. There is a $20.00 charge for your diploma replacement. Your Diploma will be printed and mailed within 1-2 days of your order.
  • Order an Official eDiploma – Your Illinois eDiploma is a Signed and Certified PDF of your original paper diploma used for easy diploma verification purposes. The Illinois eDiploma is a one-time charge of $10. You will receive your eDiploma within minutes of ordering. You can then share your eDiploma as often as you need.
  • Diploma Status – Search the status of your diploma order whether it is your new diploma or replacement diploma through our Online Diploma Service.

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Certified Copy of Diploma

The Office of the Registrar will provide, upon written request, a certified copy of a diploma. A certified copy of a diploma is a quality copy of the original that has been authenticated and notarized.

Please complete the request form and fax (217-333-3100) or mail or hand-deliver (901 West Illinois Street, Suite 140, Urbana, IL 61801) the form, along with a good photocopy of the original diploma, to us. Certified copies of diplomas are $6.00 each.

Delivery of Your Diploma

University of Illinois diplomas are 8.5 × 11 inches and sent by first-class mail to a student’s diploma address approximately 9 weeks after your conferral date. If you have not received your diploma within 9 weeks of the conferral date, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Printed diplomas are delivered using the active Diploma Address, which must be created by the last day we award degrees for the term. If no active Diploma Address exists, the diploma will be delivered to your active Permanent Address. If no active Permanent Address exists, delivery will be attempted to your active Mailing Address.

  • Addresses can be updated in Student Self-Service (choose the Student Services card, then click on Update Personal Information). Any changes to the delivery address of the diploma after the last day degrees are awarded for the term should be reported to the Office of the Registrar.

After mailing, if your diploma is returned to the Office of the Registrar, you will be responsible for providing a corrected address and paying for any forwarding mail charges as well as processing fees. If your diploma is not returned to the Office of the Registrar and 90 days have passed since the mailing date, you will be responsible for providing the correct address and paying for the cost of the replacement diploma.

Any Questions?

Refer to our frequently asked questions regarding graduation for more information on diplomas.

Contact Us

Diploma Unit
University of Illinois
901 West Illinois Street, Suite 140
Urbana, IL 61801

Office hours: 8:30 – 12, 1 – 5 Monday through Friday
Phone: 217-333-6383
Fax: 217-265-8457
Email: graduation@illinois.edu