Authentication of Documents and the Apostille

Connecticut Secretary of the State

Please refer to the Connecticut Secretary of the State website to obtain information on Authentication/Apostille of your diploma and degree or enrollment verification. It is advisable to check with the institution/country requesting authentication to confirm which documents are required.

The Apostille Order Form and required documents should be sent directly to the Connecticut Secretary of the State, and the apostilled documents will be mailed to the address on the order form. For prompt service, it is recommended to include a prepaid, self-addressed courier address label with the order form.

University Registrar’s Office

The following documents are typically submitted for authentication. The certified copy of diploma and translation are apostilled as one document. For more information about these documents, please select from the options below. The University Registrar will mail the documents to the applicant for submission to the Connecticut Secretary of the State.

Certified Copy of Diploma


Certificate of Graduation

Request for Verification of Degree or Enrollment

Authentication of Transcript

The Connecticut Secretary of the State requires a notarized transcript for authentication. An official transcript is available online through Parchment, the University’s vendor. Current students and alumni with a Yale NetID will order by signing in through the Student Information System (SIS), clicking on “Academic Information,” and selecting “Transcript Orders.” Alumni and former students unable to sign in to SIS will order directly through the Parchment website.

When placing the transcript order, select the transcript delivery type of “electronic.” Upon reaching the upload/attach a document option, include a written statement requesting that the transcript be notarized and a preferred mailing address. Alternatively, you may send an email with this information to:

Please direct inquiries regarding the Apostille process to: