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When are diplomas distributed?
Diplomas will be distributed to all students who have met degree requirements for May graduation at the May commencement ceremony. Diplomas not picked up at commencement will be mailed at no cost to the student's address as indicated on Student Information Online (under the Academic Info tab, click on Graduation and Diploma), approximately one month after graduation.
- All special mailing requests are subject to additional charges.
- August diplomas are ordered and mailed at no cost to the student during the month of October.
- December diplomas are ordered and mailed at no cost to the student during the month of February.
I am scheduled to graduate in May. However I have one more course to take to have an additional major/minor listed on my diploma. How can I ensure that the additional major/minor is posted to my diploma?
Your option is to change your graduation date from May to August, register for and complete the required course during the summer and have your degree certified for August.
I have earned college honors. Will that be noted on my diploma?
Only university honors can be listed on the diploma. College honors are listed on the official transcript.
My name is misspelled/incorrect on my diploma. What should I do?
If your printed name is incorrect due to the fault of Carnegie Mellon, the diploma will be reordered at no charge.
However, if you failed to correct your name on the Graduation and Diploma page on SIO, or did not notify us of how you wanted your name to appear on the diploma, you must submit a Diploma Replacement (.pdf) form with the correct information and pay the $50 replacement fee via cash or check. Submit the form to the University Registrar's Office, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
What name should I use for my diploma?
The diploma name is really the student’s preference. For verification purposes, we will verify a student’s enrollment and/or degree based on your name in SIO. We do suggest not using a nickname. If students are applying for H1b visa and are concerned about the diploma name, they should ask the employer what name they prefer.