Degrees and certificates are awarded to students who have completed all program requirements, and will be recorded on the student's academic transcript, approximately 2-4 weeks after final grades are received. As a reminder, students can order a free official transcript once the degree has been awarded but prior to receiving your diploma or certificate.
Students legal name, degree, major, and Latin honors (if applicable) are listed on the diploma. Concentrations and minors are not printed on the diploma but will be noted on the academic transcript. Students may submit an email request to their degree auditor to change how their name is printed on their diploma or certificate, but it must be received prior to being awarded.
Expected Diploma Delivery Times
Students will be notified in their Southern email once the degree or certificate has been awarded. Parchment, Inc. is the official provider of official diplomas for Southern, so be on the lookout for an email from them to confirm the mailing address for your paper diploma, a paper diploma or certificate will be issued within 4-6 weeks. The email also includes instructions on how to access your e-diploma to share with family, friends, and employers instantly. There is no fee charged for the original diploma/certificate.
Reprints and Replacements
Students may order a duplicate/replacement diploma for a non-refundable $25 fee charged at the time of order.