Diplomas are issued four times a year, at the end of each term. You must apply to graduate to receive your diploma. If you are pursuing more than one degree at the time you submit and if it defaults to the higher degree please email the Graduate School and we will manually change it for you.
To fill out the form, login to MyOregonState. First, check your profile page to make sure Graduate Student is checked under "Affiliations." Next, navigate to the resources page and search the resources for "apply to graduate." Follow the link and fill out the form.
Diplomas are mailed free of charge. This service will be provided by the Michael Sutter Company, our vendor that prints all OSU diplomas.
- Once your degree is awarded (see important graduation/diploma dates), you will receive an email from [email protected] in your OSU email account.
- This email includes your Secure ID to order your diploma. Please save this email for any future diploma requests; you will use the same Secure ID for every transaction.
- Within 7 business days after submitting your diploma order, the vendor will mail you your diploma at no charge to you.
- To pick up your diploma from the Office of the Registrar, follow the directions for picking it up at the university instead of entering a mailing address. Once the diploma arrives in our office, we notify you via your OSU email address that the diploma is ready for pick-up. **Please note: this process will take longer than having your diploma mailed directly to you and that you may only pick it up at the Office of the Registrar on the OSU Corvallis campus.**
If you are completing a Certificate, please apply to graduate at the start of the term in which you will complete your certificate requirements so we can complete a final audit and award your certificate. You will not receive a diploma or be eligible to attend commencement. Academic programs that award certificates often provide diploma-like documentation and your accomplishment will be visible on your OSU academic transcript.