Graduates can expect to receive their diploma in the mail approximately 6-8 weeks after the end of each semester.
Diplomas will be mailed to the address listed on your graduation application.
CeDiplomas are available for degrees awarded Fall 2018 and beyond.
Former students can obtain a reissued diploma by completing the online Reissue Diploma Request and submitting payment of the $25 duplicate diploma fee.
All reissue diplomas, regardless of the year of graduation, will read Augusta University and list the signatures of the current administration.
The following statement will be printed below the signatures on the diploma “Reissue - Original Diploma Conferred from (name of institution at the time).
For legal purposes, we can only certify Augusta University diplomas or the diploma bearing the institutional name at the time of your graduation.
*We will not certify any commemorative diplomas.*
For more information on how to request a certified diploma copy, contact 706-446-1430 or email@example.com.
What institution name will be on my diploma?
The official diploma for the graduates for Fall 2015 forward will reflect the name Augusta University. Graduates may also request one commemorative diploma reflecting the name of the university when they initially matriculated (Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Health Sciences University, or Augusta State University) providing they have remained continuously enrolled*.
*Continuous enrollment is defined as not having transferred to another University and transferred back to Augusta University or that the student has not had a break in enrollment of three consecutive semesters or more.*
What name will be on my diploma?
Please refer to the Diploma Name Guidelines for questions.
If your requested diploma name does not match your name on file, a hold will be placed on your account until the appropriate documentation has been submitted. The hold will only prevent the release of your diploma. Once documentation of your name change is filed and approved, this hold will be released.
If your legal name has changed for any reason, please provide legal documentation (Marriage Certificate, Divorce Decree, Court-Issued Name Change, or Adoption papers) along with a Name Change form to firstname.lastname@example.org by the published deadline.
Changes to the requested diploma name after the diplomas have been ordered will require a diploma reorder and the graduate must pay the associated fee to have the diploma reissued.
What size will my diploma be?
All Augusta University diplomas are 14" high x 17" wide.
All Augusta University certificates are 8.5" high x 11" wide.
What if I need to update my diploma information?
If updates need to be made, contact email@example.com with your legal name, student ID, and updated diploma mailing address. Changes after the posted deadline will require a diploma reorder and the graduate must pay the associated fee to have the diploma reissued.
What should I do if my diploma arrived, but was damaged in transit?
If your diploma arrived damaged, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your legal name, student ID, and clear photo of the damaged diploma AND the original mailer. If the original mailer and diploma are returned, we will waive the reprint fee.
What if I never received my diploma?
You may contact our office if you have not received your diploma eight weeks after the posted mailing date. After eight weeks, a Reissue Diploma Request must be completed.
The Office of the Registrar will hold returned diplomas for 12 months. After 12 months, a Reissue Diploma Request must be completed.
How do I request a commemorative diploma?
Commemorative diplomas can be requested by emailing email@example.com including your legal name and student ID.
*Commemorative diplomas are only offered at the time of graduation to eligible students.*
Will my diploma reflect my minor?
Diplomas do not reflect completion of a minor. Minor completion is listed on your official transcript.
Will my diploma reflect my concentration or emphasis within my major?
Diplomas do not reflect areas of concentration, specialization, or emphasis.
Where can I purchase a frame for my diploma and other Augusta University merchandise?
Diploma frames and additional Augusta University merchandise can be purchased through the JagStore.
Do students pursuing a DOUBLE MAJOR receive one or two diplomas?
By definition, a double major is two areas combined into a single degree (B.A. or B.S.). You will receive one diploma reflecting both majors.
Example: Bachelor of Arts- Criminal Justice and Sociology
Do students pursuing DUAL DEGREES receive one or two diplomas?
As the title implies, successful completion of dual degrees will result in a separate diploma for each degree.
Example: Bachelor of Arts- Criminal Justice and Bachelor of Science- Chemistry
Sample AU Diploma