Certificates of Graduation

Graduates may request an official “Certificate of Graduation”, also known as a graduation verification, from the Office of the University Registrar. The Certificate details the graduate’s name, degree(s) awarded, major(s) and minor(s), applicable honors, graduation date(s), and the awarding school(s). It is signed by the Registrar and is imprinted with the official University Seal.

Certificates of Graduation are available free-of-charge at the Registrar’s Office for all graduates. Certificates must be requested in writing by mail or by fax, or by visiting the Registrar’s Office during regular business hours. The fax number for the verification office is 617-358-1689.

In most cases a Certificate of Graduation can be produced immediately. However, it may take up to 48 hours for a student who attended Boston University before 1986.

When submitting a written request, please include the following information:

  • Full name, including any former names
  • Signature
  • Boston University I.D. number or Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • School(s) attended
  • Dates of attendance
  • Degree(s) awarded
  • Complete mailing address

For more information, contact the Office of the University Registrar by phone at 617-353-3612 or by email at registrar@bu.edu.