UI&U Diplomas & Certificates

UI&U automatically issues one diploma or certificate, at no charge, to each graduate. Diplomas and certificates are released only after all academic degree or certificate completion requirements have been certified by the program’s dean and the university registrar, and all financial obligations to the university have been paid in full.

The name printed on the diploma is the graduate’s name as it is officially listed in the UI&U student information system. If there has been a name change, please refer to the Name Change Policy and Procedures. The diploma degree grant date or the certificate completion date is the last day of the month of the learner’s final term of registration (an exception exists for graduates from the pre-cohort Ph.D. program with the degree grant date based on the Dean’s final approval date).

The Union Institute & University official diploma text includes the graduate's name, degree title earned, and degree grant date (month/day/year) along with signatures of the UI&U President and Chairperson of the Board of Trustees. The graduate’s major and area of concentration, if applicable, are not printed on the diploma, but are printed on the official academic transcript record.

The diploma or certificate will be mailed to the graduates’ permanent mailing address as listed in the UI&U student information system. After the degree is noted on a graduate’s transcript, the diploma is mailed within 5-7 business days.

Graduates may request replacement or additional diplomas or certificates by submitting the Union Institute & University Diploma form. There is a charge for replacement or additional diplomas and certificates.