Request a Diploma

The Office of the Registrar orders diplomas for graduating students, replaces diplomas and corrects diplomas with errors.

Request a replacement diploma

Policy: The student who achieved the degree must place the diploma request.

Required steps:

  1. Download and complete the Request for Replacement Diploma Form (pdf) Personal information (see below), including your signature, must be included in the request. Each replacement diploma costs $50.
  2. Fax or mail your order to the Office of the Registrar. E-mail and telephone orders are not accepted.
    Fax: (847) 491-8458
    Mail: Office of the Registrar, Attn: Diploma Services
    Northwestern University
    633 Clark Street
    Evanston, Illinois 60208-1118
  3. Allow six to eight weeks for your replacement diploma(s).

Correct a diploma error

Policy: Return your diploma with the error to the Office of the Registrar, and it will be corrected and replaced. There is no charge for a single, corrected diploma.

Request steps:

  1. Request a corrected diploma in writing.
    The following personal information must be included in the request:
    • Date Requested
    • Name registered while attending Northwestern University
    • Social Security Number
    • Name to be printed on diploma(s) if different from above (subject to verification)
    • School(s) attended
    • Degree(s) awarded
    • Date(s) Degree(s) were awarded (month & year)
    • Mailing address
    • Number of diploma(s) requested
    • Reason for requesting replacement diploma(s)
    • Signature (request will not be processed without signature)
    • Contact telephone number and/or e-mail address
  2. Fold and include the diploma (with the error) with your request.
  3. Mail your order to the Office of the Registrar:
    Office of the Registar, Attn: Diploma Services
    Northwestern University
    633 Clark Street
    Evanston, IL 60208-1118
  4. Allow six to eight weeks for your replacement diploma(s).