During the commencement ceremony, you will receive only your diploma cover. Students that complete their degree requirements and have no debts to the university should receive their diploma by mail approximately four-six weeks following the last day of class in the semester in which they will graduate.
NOTE: Summer graduates participate in the spring ceremony, but will not receive their diplomas until the end of August/early September.
Diplomas will not have majors or minors printed on them. They will only bear the degree earned and honors standings, if applicable.
No diplomas will be ordered for students with a balance of $50 or more. Email Degree Certification when you have paid your balance to order your diploma.
All diplomas will be mailed to the diploma address listed on your graduation application. If you need to change the address, email Degree Certification. Note that changing your address with any other office on campus will not change it for your diploma. Only emailing Degree Certification will change the diploma address. Note that diplomas cannot be mailed to P.O. boxes or to county road addresses.
If you did not attend commencement and would like a diploma cover or ceremony program, email Degree Certification to schedule a time to pick up these items from our office. Items will not be available until after the ceremonies have taken place.
Ordering Duplicate and Replacement Diplomas
Degree Certification uses an outside company for all diploma orders. No electronic or unofficial copies can be provided. If you are unable to obtain your transcript or diploma and need official verification of your earned degree, Degree Certification can provide you with a letter for this purpose. Email Degree Certification to request a letter of degree verification.
If you would like to order a duplicate copy of your original diploma, there is a $25 fee.
If you would like to replace your original diploma (damaged, name change), there is no fee as long as the original diploma is returned to our office.
All diplomas are printed with the current university signatures.
International companies or institutions may require a certified copy of a diploma for the purpose of employment or to attend educational institutions.
The university Registrar's Office can assist you in obtaining the degree certification diploma. UCO diplomas are accepted both domestically and internationally.
If you do not have access to your diploma or it’s no longer available
A replacement diploma will need to be ordered through the university Registrar's Office. It may take three-four weeks for the new diploma to arrive.
Once the university Registrar's Office has received your diploma, we will begin the degree certification process by having the diploma notarized in our office. The diploma will then be returned to the student to obtain the apostille. Email Degree Certification for more questions.
Issuing an apostille or authenticating a notarized document going to a foreign country
The Secretary of State’s office is the only office in the state of Oklahoma authorized to issue an apostille or authentication for a notarized document going to a foreign country.
An apostille verifies the commission and bond of an Oklahoma notary public who signs the document.
Apostilles are only accepted by those countries that are members of the Hague Conference. A list can be found at Hague Conference on Private International Law.
The fee to obtain an apostille is $25.00 per notarial act. The fee can be paid by cash, cashier’s check, money order, credit or debit card (4% surcharge fee is added when paid with a card). No personal checks are accepted.
Apostilles can be obtained from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd. Room 101, Oklahoma City, OK 73105.
For more information, students can contact the Secretary of State’s office or call 405-521-4211.