Ordering diplomas

Receiving your original diploma

Normally, you will receive your original diploma at your in-person graduation ceremony. Diplomas are not printed until just before the May and November conferral periods. If you do not attend an in-person graduation ceremony, you can request to pick up your diploma in person or have it sent to you by courier.

Replacement diplomas and certified copies

You may need to use a copy of your diploma rather than a replacement or the original diploma itself. A certified copy is a photocopy of the original or replacement diploma. The copy is stamped to certify that it is a true copy of the original document.

Your original diploma is required to produce a certified copy. If the original is not provided, you will also be charged for a replacement diploma.

There are two ways you can order a replacement diploma or certified copy:

Order online

  1. Log into the Student Service Centre (SSC) and select Grades & Records > Order Replacement/Certified Copy
  2. Submit the request and pay with VISA or MasterCard.

If you don’t have a CWL account, enter your student number and use your birth date (yy-mm-dd) as password.

If you don’t remember your student number, CWL login, or password, contact Student Services.

Request in-person or by mail/fax
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  1. Submit payment for your request to Student Services with the attached form: Ordering a replacement or duplicate diploma form (docx)
  2. Pay by cheque, money order, debit card, VISA, or MasterCard
  3. Bring proof of payment and request form to Enrolment Services (UNC 322)
  4. Bring photo identification to pick up your diploma or copy

Pickup and delivery

pick up In person

If you have requested to pick up your diploma or certified copy in person, UBC will contact you when it is available for pick up from Enrolment Services (UNC 322).

When picking up in person, remember:

  • Bring photo ID with a name matching the name on the diploma for pickup.
  • If you’ve requested a name change, please provide proof of the change.
  • If someone is picking up a diploma on your behalf, you must first complete the Third Party Authorization for document pickup form found on SSC under Personal Information. You will provide a password to the third party that will need to be verified upon pickup. The third party is also required to provide ID. Be aware that documents such as replacement diplomas must be ordered prior to pickup. They cannot be ordered in person by third party.

delivery by Courier

If you have requested to have your diplomas or certified copies delivered by courier, they will be mailed out via Fedex once they are processed. Refer to the table below for details on fees and processing/printing time.

Courier cost and processing time

Courier destination Cost Estimated delivery time
Within Canada $20.00 One to two business days
United States $25.00 One to three business days, depending on destination
International locations $30.00 Three to five business days, depending on destination

COVID-19: If your graduation ceremony is not being held in-person, the normal fee to courier your original diploma will be waived.

Important information

  • The student or alumnus must order the replacement diploma, or certified copy, themselves, even if a third party is authorized to pick it up.
  • We can’t accept payment for diploma orders via email or fax due to credit card security policies.
  • If you’re on financial hold you won’t be able to order a replacement diploma, or certified copy. Contact Student Services about paying overdue fees.
  • Orders won’t be printed until payment is received in full.
  • Couriers cannot deliver to PO boxes.