A diploma is an official document showing the successful completion of an academic program. The diploma displays the legal name of the individual, the degree earned, and the date the degree was awarded along with the seal of the University and signatures of presiding academic officers.

 

Diploma Issuance

Graduating students should see the graduation processing timeline to learn when diplomas will be issued.  The name appearing on your official diploma will be your legal name listed on the official academic record. You must verify that your legal name is correct. If the legal name needs to be updated, you can submit a Personal Information Change form prior to the deadline. Unresolved financial obligations will prevent the release of the official diploma, but not the conferral of the degree.

  • Most undergraduate majors do not display on the diploma. Your digital diploma will show more program details as can be seen in the sample.
  • You will only receive one diploma even if you completed two majors. Your digital diploma will show more program details as can be seen in the sample.
  • Undergraduate and Graduate students will receive their digital diploma 4-6 weeks after their school/college confirms the completion of degree requirements. After the digital diploma has been issued, students will receive instructions to request one copy of their print diploma at no additional cost. Unfortunately, digital or print diplomas cannot be issued any sooner than the dates noted for each graduation term.
  • Professional school students will receive their digital diplomas at the time of commencement if the degree is conferred prior to the ceremony.

 

Digital Diploma

Your digital diploma is your official diploma showing your degree information and other achievements at Temple University.

  • Diploma will be available approximately 4-6 weeks after your school/college confirms the completion of your degree requirements. You will be notified via email once your degree has been confirmed and awarded.
  • The name appearing on your official diploma will be your legal name listed on the official academic record.
  • You must verify that your legal name is correct prior to the deadline. If the legal name needs to be updated, you can submit a Personal Information Change form.
  • Unresolved financial obligations will prevent the release of your official diploma.

 

Claiming your Digital Diploma

You will receive an email from Parchment sent to your TUmail or to your digital credential notification email you provided at the time of applying for graduation. That email will explain the steps to claim your digital diploma.

 

Security

The PDF version of your digital diploma is secure to share with third party agencies, employers or attach to your resume. The PDF version of the digital diploma includes a link to verify the authenticity of your degree.

 

Sharing

Digital diplomas can be shared on professional sites such as LinkedIn or emailed to employers.  We understand that graduating from Temple University is a tremendous accomplishment worthy of sharing with others. We encourage you to share your digital diploma across social media platforms with your friends and followers. 

 

Print Diploma

A physical diploma will also be available to you. After claiming your digital diploma, you will receive instructions on how to request your printed diploma.

  • Print diploma will only be mailed if requested in TUportal
  • Your print diploma will be mailed to the mailing address you provided at the time of request.
  • The name appearing on your official diploma will be your legal name listed on the official academic record.
  • Unresolved financial obligations will prevent the release of your official diploma.
  • Print diploma will be shipped by our vendor, Parchment, with expected delivery time of 4-6 weeks after you submit the request.
  • For delivery updates, sign-in to your Parchment Award account using the email you provided for your digital diploma notification.

 

Replacement Diploma

Replacement diploma orders are generally processed with 21 business days after we receive the order. If your degree was awarded prior to July 1, 2019, you will also receive a complimentary digital diploma with your order.