Apply For Graduation
Once awarded, your diploma will be mailed via U.S. Mail approximately six to eight weeks after final grades officially post for the final semester. This delivery date may be delayed due to University closure or official postal service interruptions.
If your diploma is printed incorrectly due to university error or it is damaged in route, you may return the incorrect or damaged diploma to the Office of the Registrar for one complimentary replacement.
Your diploma name must be consistent with your student record. To update your name, submit an official Change of Name Request with substantiating documents. Note on the form if the changed name is to be listed on your diploma instead of the one in your student record. It is critical that upper and lower case letters, accents and punctuation are clearly indicated on the application. If the online application was unable to capture any special characters or accents, please email email@example.com to provide correct diacritical marks.
You may purchase additional copies of your diploma by downloading and completing the Replacement Diploma Request and mailing this form with the required $10.00 fee per requested diploma to USF.
Mail your completed form and check or money order to:
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Avenue, SVC 1039
Tampa, FL 33620
Please allow 15 business days for delivery of your new diploma to a domestic address and 30 business days for international destinations.
Graduates whose records are cleared of financial liability holds may purchase an authorized digital copy of their diploma via the Michael Sutter Company. The current charge is $5.00 per request.
You will need your Secure ID which was emailed to you when your paper diploma was
mailed. If you did not receive a Secure ID please contact the following:
Tampa campus graduates: Make your Secure ID request on the Michael Sutter Company website
St. Petersburg campus graduates: Skylar Rickenbach or 727-873-4678
Sarasota-Manatee campus graduates: Glenna Schubert
E-diplomas are high-resolution, color Adobe certified PDF files and are considered official, legal electronic documents.
1. Purchase a new diploma. Complete the Replacement/Duplicate Diploma Request and submit it with a check or money order made payable to USF to the address provided on the form.
2. Next to your name, indicate that you are requesting for the Diploma to be notarized.
3. Once received, your order will be incorporated into our weekly order. It can take 10-15 business days for the diploma to be delivered back to USF for the notarized statement to be affixed. After we receive your diploma back from our vendor, the notarized request will be processed within 5-7 business days and placed at the front counter for pick up or mailed to you. Please note that we cannot send the diploma directly to the State because there is a cost associated with the Apostille process.
4. Once you have the notarized Diploma, you may proceed with the Apostille from the Florida Department of State.
1. Bring the Original diploma to the Office of the Registrar. Please note: If your diploma is damaged we cannot process your request, you will need to place an order for a new diploma.
2. Provide a signed letter affirming your desire to have your diploma notarized. Your letter must include your USF ID number, where the diploma should be mailed or include contact information for pick up, and your signature. Please note that we cannot send the diploma directly to the State because there is a cost associated with the Apostille process.
3. You may also mail these documents to:
Office of the Registrar
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SVC1034
Tampa, FL 33620
4. Your request will be processed within 5-7 business days and placed at the front counter for pick up or mailed to you.
5. Once you have the notarized Diploma, you may proceed with the Apostille from the Florida Department of State.
The official Apostille is not completed by the Office of the Registrar
In today's Global Economy, many students choose to expand their life experience by taking jobs in their field of study outside of the United States after they graduate. Using the skills and knowledge they have acquired at USF, many of our students help others around the world. In most cases, before being approved to work overseas, a student will need to have their documents verified by a government agency in the United States by having an Apostille attached to the diploma or transcripts.
To have your diploma Apostilled, you will need to have your documents verified by a government agency in the United States. Students that wish to have an Apostille attached to a diploma must first have their original diploma notarized by the Office of the Registrar.