Diploma FAQs

Commencement

The official Latin diplomas for degrees conferred at May Commencement are distributed at a separate ceremony in each residential college and professional school. Diplomas for the Graduate School are presented in Woolsey Hall and Horchow Hall.

Diploma Mailing Request

Students who do not expect to attend Commencement and would like to have their diploma mailed must complete and submit the Diploma Order Form

May 2020 diplomas will be mailed after August 1, 2020.

Law degrees conferred in May 2020 will be mailed after August 1, 2020.

Diploma Conferred Mid-year

Mid-year diplomas will be mailed six weeks after the degree has been conferred. To receive diplomas, graduates must have paid all debts to the University in full.

If a diploma mailing address is not provided in advance, the diploma will remain at the University Registrar’s Office. Please complete and submit the Diploma Order Form to request mailing of your diploma. 

Students who qualify for degrees in December from the Graduate School may request their diploma now and still attend Commencement. Please refer to the Diploma Order Form to submit a request for your diploma. You will also need to complete the GSAS Commencement Response Form by April 15th to confirm your attendance at Commencement. December diplomas will be available in early February.

The diploma is printed with the degree conferred and any honors/distinctions received. The major is printed on the diploma only when there has been an award of Distinction in the Major.

Diploma Dimensions: 12.5 x 10.375

Diploma frames are available at The Yale Bookstore.

Additional information on the status of your account is available by contacting Student Financial and Administrative Services.

Student Financial Services Center
246 Church Street
1st Floor
New Haven, CT 06510

Hours
Mon–Fri, 8:30–4:30

Tel: 203-432-2700

sfas.system.services@yale.edu

Exit interview hold. This hold is a requirement of the Department of Education for all students who had/have a federal loan. Please go to www.uasconnect.com to create your user account and enable access to your loan information. 

How to Create a User ID:

      Go to www.uasconnect.com click on “Sign Up” and then:

  • Select a username and password
  • Enter the following information
    • Email Address
    • Phone Number
    • UAS Loan ID (Enter new YPP account)
    • Date of Birth (Enter the Contract Holder DOB)
    • Zip/Postal Code
  • Click on the box to accept the privacy policy and customer agreement
  • Click on the “Sign Up” icon at the bottom to create your account

When you receive confirmation that all Holds have been released, forward the hold release to diplomas@yale.edu and refer to the Diploma Order Form to submit a request for your diploma. Please allow 24 to 48 hrs for the release to be processed.

A sample translation is available on the Diplomas Website. If you require an official translation, please complete an Application for Translation.

No, the University Registrar’s Office provides an official English translation of the diploma.

It is the policy of the University Registrar’s Office to mail all diploma related documents. Scanning and emailing of documents is not allowed. Express delivery is available for an additional fee.

The University Registrar’s Office does not have electronic copies of diplomas available for distribution.

Notary services are available at most banking and financial institutions. You can also contact your local town hall, city hall or county courthouse to locate a notary.

Notary Services are available at any U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad. It is also possible to have a document notarized by a foreign notary and authenticated for use in the United States.

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 “hold for pick-up.” Upon reaching the upload/attach a document option, include a written statement requesting that the transcript be notarized and any additional information about where the transcript should be sent (pick-up in person, mailed to a third-party, etc.). Alternatively, you may send an email with this information to: registrar@yale.edu.