Receiving Your Diploma

Students receive their diploma three to four months after the quarter in which they have graduated. The diploma is mailed to the permanent address on MyUW.

Replacement Diplomas

The University of Washington now offers students the ability to directly order Replacement Diplomas by using our online ordering system and to pay for the order charge, plus applicable shipping and handling fees with a credit card.

Purchase Replacement Diploma

  1. Log into the Replacement Diploma Request Portal
  2. Follow the instructions to purchase
  3. There is a $20.00 charge plus any applicable shipping and handling fees

We also encourage you to review our Certified Electronic Diploma (CeDiploma) webpage. The CeDiploma is an electronic diploma that is a true replication of your paper diploma and can be authenticated by the recipient. CeDiplomas are only available for conferral dates beginning Spring 2016. There is a $10.95 charge for a CeDiploma.

Diploma Name

Diplomas are issued with your legal name as it appears on MyUW and your transcript. 

To indicate hyphens, spaces, lower/upper case letters, accents, or other special characters on your diploma, complete the Diploma Name Request Form [UoW1993] by the last day of the quarter you plan to graduate.

University Records Name

To change your name on your University records you must complete a Change of Name form and provide appropriate legal documentation. May include:

  • Marriage license/certificate
  • Court order
  • Divorce decree
  • Passport
  • Permanent visa

Forms are available at the UW Bothell Registration Office. See UW Name Change Policy for additional information.