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The University of Kansas is now offering certified electronic diplomas and certificates for university graduates.

Electronic Diplomas

How to Get Your Diploma

When your graduation is certified, the Office of the University Registrar orders the original (first) diploma. This order defaults to pick-up unless the delivery method was updated when you applied for graduation. The delivery method can be modified in Enroll & Pay to pick-up or delivery.

Original diplomas are held for one year after graduation. After one-year, diplomas are destroyed and students must request and pay for a replacement diploma. 

Original diplomas are mailed or available for pick-up according to the schedule below: 

TermAvailable (approximate)
Spring (Lawrence)Late July
FallLate February
SummerLate September

If students select the pick-up option, they will be notified by the Office of the University Registrar when the diploma is ready. If a student needs another person to pick up their diploma, they must submit the Authorization for 3rd Party Pick-Up to give the university permission to release it to them. 


Students now have the option to request a CeDiploma or CeCertificate, an official certified electronic PDF version of their diploma or certificate. This ability allows students to provide instant proof of their certification with employers and share their accomplishments with family and friends. The CeDiploma has a service charge of $16 for those who graduated after summer 2022.  

Students will receive an email notification on how to submit a digital credential order after they've placed a diploma or certificate order. 

Legacy CeDiploma

For students who graduated summer 2022 or prior, the service charge is $50 due to requirements from a change in the university's previous vendor for diplomas. Legacy CeDiplomas and CeCertificates can be ordered through the online Legacy Digital Order form

Replacement diplomas can be ordered for an added fee. They are provided via the delivery method requested 21-28 business days after the request is submitted. Replacement diplomas reflect the university's current diploma design and contain the signatures of the current chancellor and Kansas Board of Regents. We are not able to replicate original diploma styles or signatures.  

A KU Online ID is needed to order a replacement diploma. You can create your Online ID at MyIdentity Account Setup. You will need your KU Student ID Number, which can be provided by contacting the Office of the University Registrar. 

If you are picking up your diploma, please wait for a response from the Office of the University Registrar before arriving at the Lawrence or Edwards Campus pick-up locations. We will contact you when your diploma is ready for pick-up. If someone else will be picking up your diploma for you, please submit the Authorization for 3rd Party Pick-Up to give us permission to release it to them.

TypePick UpUS Mail (USPS)UPS*International Mail*International FedEx*
Original DiplomaNo Charge$10.00$15.00$25.00$96.00
Additional or Replacement Diploma$25.00$35.00$40.00$50.00$121.00
Notary Fee$5 per document. Complete the Notary Request Form to request notarization.


Electronic Credential TypeEmail
Legacy CeDiploma$50
Legacy CeCertificate$50

Please note:

  • UPS does not deliver to PO boxes, APO or FPOS. In addition, please ensure if you select this option your town is in the UPS delivery area or additional charges will apply to complete the delivery. 
  • Please select International FedEx for delivery to China.
  • Tracking numbers are not provided by the USPS for parcels mailed internationally.

Diplomas come in two sizes depending on the degree earned: 

  • Bachelor's and Masters degrees: 8.5" x 11" 
  • Doctorate degrees: 14" x 17" 


Original paper certificates are available to order within one year of the graduation certification. After one year, students will have the option to order a replacement certificate for pick-up or delivery.

TypePick UpUS Mail (USPS)UPSInternational MailInternational FedEx
Original Certificate$4$14$19$29$100
Replacement Certificate$25$35$40$50$121

Digital Certificates

CeCertificates, electronic certified certifcates, are now available to order if a paper certificate has been ordered. Students who graduated summer 2022 or prior may place an order for a Legacy CeCertificate for a $50 service charge due to a change in the university's diploma vendor. 

Legacy CeCertificate$50