Information for Recent/Future Graduates
Diplomas are typically processed 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:
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)
Western University of Health Sciences is proud to offer Certified Electronic Diplomas (CeDiplomas) to our most recent alumni, the graduating class of 2016 and forward. CeDiplomas are an official, portable, and verifiable electronic version of your WesternU diploma can be used to expedite your verification process for potential employers. For additional information on obtaining your CeDiploma, please visit our CeDiploma page.
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 or log into the Student Portal, you.westernu.edu, click on the ‘View/Pay My Student Account’ link in the Quick Links menu, then select the ‘Make Payment’ link at the top of the screen to access the online Diploma Order form. 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.