Your diploma is a testament to your achievements at CSU. See below for information regarding diplomas.
Getting your Diploma After Graduation
It can take approximately 6-8 weeks to post your degree to your Official Transcript (or to “confer” your degree). The process of conferral officially begins the Monday after the Grade submission/Grade due date.
Diplomas are mailed approximately 10 weeks after the degree conferral date. They are mailed to the mailing address that is on file in your RAMweb account. International students can have their diplomas mailed to an international address by submitting an international address change in RAMweb, and choosing to “set as a mailing address.” Address updates can be made through the “Change My Address/Telephone Number” link in RAMweb. Please note that an incorrect address will delay the delivery of your diploma and a fee will be charged for the re-mailing process. Students will be notified through their CSU email account if their diploma is returned to the University. All undeliverable diplomas returned to CSU will be retained in the Registrar’s Office for one year (see section below).
NOTE: Graduates with a financial hold will not receive their diploma until the hold is resolved. For information regarding financial holds please contact Student Financial Services at (970) 491-6321.
Diploma Never Received
If it has been more than 10 weeks after graduation, and you have not yet received your diploma, please contact our office at (970) 491-7159; Diplomaoffice@colostate.edu.
We ship your diploma to the mailing address in your RAMweb account. If your diploma was undeliverable and returned to our office due to incorrect mailing address, there is a fee to cover the cost of returning your diploma. All undeliverable diplomas returned to CSU will be retained in the Registrar’s Office for one year.
If you would like to request a re-mailing for this diploma, fill out the Request for Re-mailing a Returned Diploma.
Diploma Orders (Reprints)
Diploma reprints for Bachelor’s, Master’s, Ph.D. or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees can be ordered by filling out and submitting the Diploma Request Form. Students who have been awarded the professional degree for a Doctor of Veterinary medicine may order a 14″ x 17″ diploma using the same form.
Refer to the Diploma Request form for processing and printing fees, shipping options and the time required to process the request.
What is an Apostille? An “authentication,” sometimes called an apostille, may be required for a document sent to a foreign country. The apostille simply verifies that the notary whose signatures appears on a specific document is in good standing with the Colorado Secretary of State. Note that an apostille does not verify the authenticity of the document itself.
- Colorado State University does not provide apostilles but will prepare a special letter attesting the authenticity of the diploma and/or transcript which is necessary for the apostille process.
- The letter is notarized within the Registrar’s Office, attached to the original diploma or transcript and mailed to the student (or designated person).
- Once you receive the letter you must then take the documents to the Colorado Secretary of State and make a request for an apostille to be prepared.
Refer to the Colorado Secretary of State website at www.sos.state.co.us for instructions on submitting the notarized documents to their office.
How do I request notarization of a diploma and/or transcript?
Submit a completed Notarization of Diploma and/or Transcript Form as an email attachment to the Registrar’s Office at Diplomaoffice@colostate.edu to the Registrar’s Office. The form may also be hand delivered to the Registrars’ Office in Centennial Hall, Room 100 or mailed to the office atColorado State University Registrar’s Office 1063 Campus Delivery Fort Collins, CO 80523
When completing this form indicate which type of document(s) will require notarization.
Note: There is a $25 fee ($20 processing + $5 notary) per request.
For Notarization of a Diploma:
An original diploma is required for notarization. If an original diploma is not provided to the Registrar’s Office for notarization, select one of the diploma reprint order options on the Notarization of a Diploma and/or Transcript form.
For Notarization of an Official CSU Transcript:
Place an order for an official transcript through RAMweb (for current CSU students) or via RAMrecords (for alumni or former students). When placing the transcript order, select “Student Pick-up (Next Day)”. Then select the option of “Requesting Notarization of Transcript” on the Notarization of Diploma and/or Transcript form.
For Notarization of both a Diploma and an Official CSU Transcript:
Select both of these options on the Notarization of Diploma and/or Transcript form. If notarization of both diploma and an official transcript are requested, only one notarization processing fee of ($25.00) will be required.
Notarized documents will be mailed to the address indicated on the form. Please allow a minimum of 15-20 business days for processing the request, unless an expedited method of shipping for an additional fee is selected.
For questions, please email Diplomaoffice@colostate.edu or call (970) 491-7159 for assistance.