Original Diplomas/Certificates

Students are required to submit a degree application during the semester in which all degree or certificate requirements will be met. Application deadlines are on the Academic Calendar. Once a degree or certificate has been awarded, diplomas and certificates are ordered and mailed to students who have resolved all holds and financial obligations with the University.    Diplomas and certificates are mailed to the permanent/degree address on record at the time of graduation.   If you do not receive your diploma within thirty (30) days of the mailing date on the notification from our vendor, or if your diploma was damaged in transit, please contact [email protected] for assistance.

Order a Diploma Replacement, an eDiploma, or a Notarized Diploma Online

The following services are available online through our official diploma vendor, the Michael Sutter Company.

Replacement diplomas display the original date of graduation and the signatures of the officials at that time. The exception being conferral dates prior to December 31st, 2003, which display the signatures of officials as of December 31st, 2003.

Students in attendance as of Fall 2001 have access to MyUAlbany. In the student portal, you can verify the information that we have on record, add a degree name and you can update your address information. If you have forgotten your user name and password, please contact the IT Helpdesk at https://www.albany.edu/its/service-desk.php.

  • Order an Official eDiploma

Your University at Albany eDiploma is a Signed and Certified PDF of your original paper diploma used for diploma verification purposes. A one-time charge of $15 is assessed for a University at Albany eDiploma. You will receive your eDiploma within minutes of ordering. You can then share your eDiploma as often as needed.

  • Order a Replacement Diploma

Order a replacement or additional copy of your diploma online for $30 per copy.  Shipping options include Standard or Express Overnight Delivery and are in addition to the $30 fee. Your Diploma will be printed and mailed within 2-3 business days after the order is authorized and completed.

  • Check Diploma Status/Report an Issue

Search the status of your replacement diploma order or report an issue on an eDiploma or replacement diploma through Michael Sutter’s online resolution center.

  • Order a Notarized Diploma

Order your notarized diploma online. There is an additional charge of $10 for each notarized Diploma. You will be able to choose Standard Delivery or Express Overnight Delivery (for an additional fee). Your notarized Diploma will be printed and mailed within 7 business days of your order. Note: Only official diplomas will be notarized.

A notarized diploma is usually for government processing, Apostille and other legal documentation.  Click UAlbany Notary Services for more information.  

Online Diploma Service

Name Changes

The name printed on a replacement or duplicate diploma defaults to the name appearing on the student’s University record. To change the name on your diploma, you must submit a Personal Identification Change Form and provide two (2) valid forms of identification, as indicated on the form.