Diplomas and Certificates

Paper Diplomas and Certificates

All paper diplomas and certificates are delivered by mail. Diplomas and certificates are not handed out on stage during Commencement. Students are required to provide a diploma mailing address via the MyBU Student Portal, My Academics to receive their diploma or certificate by mail.

Mailing of diplomas and certificates is coordinated by the Office of the University Registrar on the Charles River Campus. Please note that it takes approximately 3 weeks after your official graduation date to produce your diploma or certificate. After production, diplomas and certificates are sent via standard USPS mail, which takes approximately 3-4 days to arrive to domestic addresses and 5-8 weeks to arrive to international addresses. Please see the University Registrar’s Diploma Order & Mailing Schedule for more details.

Any questions or issues pertaining to your diploma or certificate should be forwarded to the Office of the University Registrar at diploma@bu.edu.

Certified Electronic Credentials

Boston University is proud to offer Certified Electronic Credentials (CeCredentials) for electronic delivery of your diploma or certificate.

Certified Electronic Credentials are:

  • Secure and official
  • Instantaneous
  • Infinitely shareable
  • Accessible 24/7 across multiple devices

You can find more information regarding this option on the Office of the University Registrar’s website.

Requirements for Diploma Production

In order to receive either the paper diploma or certificate, or a CeCredential, graduates must meet the following criteria. Graduates who do not satisfy one or more of the following requirements will not be eligible to receive their diploma or certificate until the issue is resolved:

  1. Diploma mailing address must be provided via the MyBU Student Portal, My Academics. If you no longer have access to submit your mailing address through the MyBU Student Portal, email diploma@bu.edu.
  2. Student account must be settled, and there must be no remaining balance on the account.

Student must be signed out of the program and the graduation date must have passed.

Replacement of Diplomas and Certificates

Any graduate who would like to request a duplicate diploma/certificate may order a replacement from the Office of the University Registrar, located on Boston University’s Charles River Campus (881 Commonwealth Avenue). Instructions are available via their website.

Diploma Translation

Please visit the University Registrar’s graduation page for information regarding translation of diplomas.