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Diploma Information

General Information

The University provides a free standard size diploma (frame not included) to each student after graduation.

Diplomas are mailed to the graduate's permanent address approximately 4-6 weeks following the commencement ceremony.

Your diploma will list your name as it appears on your application for graduation, degree title, majors and applicable honors (undergraduate honors only).

Diploma Sizes:

  • Doctoral Degrees - 11" x 14" 
  • Bachelor's, Master's, Undergraduate, and Graduate Certificates - 8 1/2" x 11"

The following services, including ordering your diploma, are available online through our official diploma vendor, the  Michael Sutter Company .

  • Order a replacement diploma - If you need a duplicate or replacement diploma, you can order it easily online. You will be able to choose Standard Delivery or Express Overnight Delivery. There is a $25.00 charge for Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificates. There is a $35.00 charge for Doctoral. Your Diploma will be printed and mailed within one week of your order.
  • Name changes - If the name on the diploma request does not match the name on your original diploma, you may get notified by email to submit a name change form.
  • Check the status of your diploma order, whether it is a new or replacement diploma.
  • Order an Official eDiploma - Your Central Michigan University eDiploma is a Signed and Certified PDF of your original paper diploma used for easy diploma verification purposes. The eDiploma is a one-time charge of $5.00. You will receive your eDiploma within minutes of ordering. You can share your eDiploma as often as you need. The eDiploma cannot be printed; it is a digital file only.
    • Students who graduated prior to March 2021 will need to submit a request prior to ordering an eDiploma. An email will be sent within 2-3 business days containing a Secure ID and ordering information.

Documents for Apostille 

The U.S. Department of State describes this process as being used by one country to denote to another country that a document being sent is now "authenticated" or "legalized" so that it can be recognized as valid in the foreign country. The apostille is actually a sealed certificate that confirms the authority of a public official, notary public, etc., and their right to act in a particular capacity in connection with a document that he or she has signed. In the U.S., this charge is given to the individual states, and in Michigan, the Secretary of State is the custodian of the Great Seal which is applied to such documents and has the ability to verify the legitimacy of individual notary publics within Michigan.    

Visit Michigan.gov for more information.

*Graduates with unpaid financial obligations may have a hold placed on their diploma and transcript until the debt is resolved.