University diplomas display the student’s legal name, graduation date and degree, along with the name and seal of the institution and the signatures of University officials. If the student has earned applicable honors, this accomplishment is indicated. The diploma shows the title of the degree the student has earned (e.g., Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration, etc.); it does not include the student’s major(s). A student’s major, minor, specialization and/or concentration will appear on the academic transcript.
Diplomas will be issued provided all financial obligations with the university have been met (e.g., outstanding library fee, athletic gear not returned). Students may review holds in jwuLink.
Generally, diplomas are issued 6–8 business weeks after degree completion. Only 1 diploma is issued per degree and will be mailed to the address the student indicates on their graduation application. Students will receive notification via e-mail when their diploma has been shipped.
Students may check the status of their diploma order online. Students should log in using their last name and student ID.
Diploma sizes are as follows:
- Undergraduate diplomas are 8.5" by 11".
- Graduate diplomas are 11" by 14".
- Doctoral diplomas are 12" by 15".
Online Diploma Services
Graduates may use the Online Diploma Services provided by our vendor’s, the Michael Sutter Company website complete the following:
- Check the status of a diploma
- Order and download an e-diploma
- Note: An e-diploma is a certified PDF copy of an issued diploma.
- Order a replacement copy of a diploma
- Order a duplicate copy/copies of a diploma
Graduates must have their personal Secure ID to place orders through the Online Diploma Services. This Secure ID is provided in the shipping confirmation email(s) sent to graduates when their diploma(s) ships. Note: The Secure ID is not the same as the Student ID number.
If a graduate does not have a Secure ID, they must submit a “Diploma Request” through the Online Diploma Services. Once the University verifies the graduate’s identity and earned degree, an email containing the Secure ID will be sent. Please allow up to 3 business days for processing the request. Please note that longer periods of time may be required during peak request periods and for records prior to 2000. Note: All graduates that completed a degree prior to May 2006 must submit a Diploma Request.
The original copy of a diploma is free of charge. Payments for e-diplomas and replacement/duplicate copies of diplomas are made directly to the vendor, through the Online Diploma Services. Express shipping may also be arranged through the Online Diploma Services.
All shipping disputes must be addressed to the Michael Sutter Company.
Please note that the process for requesting and obtaining an apostille has changed.