Diplomas

All about your diploma

You’ll get a red IU diploma cover—but not the diploma itself—at Commencement. There are a few steps you need to take to ensure you get your diploma:

  • Verify or update your primary name at least one month before you’re scheduled to graduate
  • Verify or update your student home address (be sure to choose “Student Home,” not “Home” or “Mailing”)
  • Make sure there are no holds on your account
  • Apply to graduate

All diplomas other than professional diplomas are 8 ½ x 11 inches. Professional diplomas (Doctor of Jurisprudence and Doctor of Optometry) are 16 x 20 inches.

How to get your diploma

We’ll mail your diploma to your student home address 10 to 12 weeks after you graduate, once we’ve verified your final grades and that you completed your degree requirements.

If your student home address is in the United States, you can expect to get your diploma in two to four weeks after we mail it.

If you want your diploma mailed to an address other than your student home address, email diploma@indiana.edu with your name, university ID number, and the address to which you’d like it mailed.

Diplomas that can’t be delivered by the U.S. Postal Service will be returned to us. If you’ve updated your student home address, your diploma will be re-mailed automatically.

If you haven’t received your diploma four months after graduation, email diploma@indiana.edu to let us know. Include your name, university ID, degree date, and degree name (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, etc.).

If you have an international student home address, you can expect to get your diploma in six to eight weeks after we mail it. Diplomas are sent via U.S. Air Mail.

If you want your diploma sent to an international address, you must enter your full international address as your student home address.

Electronic Diplomas (CeDiplomas)

If you graduated in May 2018 or after, you have the option to get a CeDiploma - an official, secure, and verifiable proof of your degree completion.

CeDiplomas can be used by future employers, licensing agencies, or any other third party to verify your achievement. After you have purchased your CeDiploma, you may share it with anyone you choose.

Once your CeDiploma is available (unless you have a hold on your record), you will be sent an email to your IU email providing you ordering details. You don’t have to wait for the email to pre-order one, though. Simply search “electronic diplomas” in One.IU to access the application site.

In a hurry?

If you want your diploma sooner, you can have it delivered via FedEx Priority to a U.S. address ($25) or via FedEx International Priority to an international address ($45). To receive your diploma through FedEx, you must complete a FedEx request form. Note that FedEx will not deliver to P. O. boxes. You must supply a street address for delivery.

For more information about FedEx Priority delivery, visit the FedEx website.

Changing the name on your diploma

The name on your diploma will be the same as your primary name on record. You can request a variation of your legal name (for example, first or middle initial instead of your full first or middle name) on your degree.

Learn how to change your degree name