Diplomas are issued when a student has successfully completed all degree and program requirements. Parchment, Inc. is the official provider of official diplomas for Southern. The Registrar’s Office begins awarding degrees once grades are posted at the end of each term or part-of-term (est. time: 2-4 weeks).

Expected Delivery Times

Once the degree has been awarded, students are notified in their Southern email within 1-2 weeks with instructions on how to access their official transcript and e-diploma to share with family, friends, and employers.  A paper diploma/certificate will be issued to the mailing address on file within 4-6 weeks.  There is no fee charged for the original diploma/certificate. Diplomas are not issued at Commencement event.

Diploma Information 
Your diploma name, degree, major, and Latin honors (if applicable). Concentrations and minors are not printed on the diploma but will be noted on the transcript. Please email your degree auditor to update the name you would like printed on your diploma/certificate, prior to your degree being awarded.

Reprints and Replacements

Students may order a duplicate or replacement diploma for a non-refundable $25 fee charged at the time of order.