Information for Recent/Future Graduates
Diplomas are typically ordered within 5-10 business days of receipt of all graduation requirements. Your diploma will list your legal name as it appears in our system. The University does not retain a copy of your diploma.
When your degree has been awarded, you will be notified via your WesternU e-mail account. Graduates have the following options for diploma delivery:
Graduates may obtain their diploma from the Registrar’s Office during normal business hours. A photo ID will be required in order to obtain the diploma. Graduates may also authorize another individual to pick-up their diploma.
- Mail (USPS)
Graduates may also request to have their diploma mailed. Diplomas are sent via certified mail; therefore, a signature will be required upon delivery.
Diplomas not picked-up or mailed after 1 year will be destroyed. If the diploma has been destroyed, a replacement diploma can be ordered. Replacement of destroyed diplomas will take four to six weeks to receive and will bear the signatures of current University Officials.
Diplomas for Master’s degrees and Post-Master’s certificates measure 11 x 14. Diplomas for Doctoral degrees measure 12 x 15.
The University awards the following institutional honors:
- Highest Honors
Top 3% of graduating class AND a cumulative GPA of 3.75 (90.00%) or higher.
Top 4-10% of graduating class AND a cumulative GPA of 3.75 (90.00%) or higher.
University Honors are noted on the diploma below the University Seal.
Certified Electronic Diplomas CeDiplomas
WesternU graduates may request a replacement diploma if their original diploma was damaged or if their name has changed since graduation. To request a replacement diploma, submit a Diploma Order form. You can also log into the student My Portal, locate the “CASHNet Student Account” card, and click the purple ‘Log into your account’ button to access your Student Account. ’ Once you are redirected to the CASHNet Overview page, select the ‘Make a Payment’ link from the left menu of the screen to access the online Diploma Order form. If you do not see the “CASHNet Student Account” card on your My Portal dashboard, please scroll to the bottom of the page and locate and click the “Discover More” button.
Replacement diplomas typically take four to six weeks to receive and will bear the signatures of current University Officials.
Replacement diplomas are $60.00 per diploma. If a rush order is required, there is an additional $40.00 rush order fee.