Your Diploma

Diploma

The Office of the Registrar orders diplomas and diploma covers. The University Events office handles all other details regarding commencement. As such, deadlines may differ for a variety of commencement-related items.

Diploma Name

The name on your diploma will appear as it is listed in the PowerCampus system (First, Middle, Last, Suffix – if applicable). You should review your name on KCU360 for accuracy. If you need to correct or update your legal name, please contact the Office of the Registrar at registrar@kcumb.edu prior to April 1.

If you have had a name change, you will need to submit a Name Change Request form along with legal documentation to the Office of the Registrar by April 1 in order to ensure your name change will be reflected on your diploma and in the commencement program.  

Students who do not make any necessary name changes prior to graduation will be charged $150 to re-order a diploma in a different name.

Diploma Mailing Address

In April, you will receive a link from the Registrar’s office requesting your Diploma Mailing address. All graduating students must complete the Diploma Mailing address request. For students who fail to submit a mailing address, diplomas will be mailed to the Office of the Registrar in Kansas City.  Diplomas mailed to the University will not be ready for pick-up until approximately 3-4 weeks after graduation. The graduate will be required to pick up his/her diploma in-person with valid photo identification. The diploma will not be released to anyone other than the graduate.

If the graduate wishes to have the diploma mailed after its arrival at the Office of the Registrar, he/she must submit a request along with payment of a $75 shipping and handling fee.

The diploma will be held in the Office of the Registrar for 90 days. After 90 days, diplomas will be destroyed, and the graduate must request and pay $150 for a duplicate diploma.

Mailing Timeframe (COM)

The list of graduates will be submitted to the diploma vendor for processing the Monday following graduation. Therefore, students should expect to receive their diploma 2-3 weeks after graduation.  However, it can take up to 5 weeks to receive the diploma. 

If you are unsure of your moving timeline, please use a permanent address on the diploma mailing address request. 

Mailing Timeframe (COB)

The list of graduates will be submitted to the diploma vendor for processing two weeks after the last day of classes.  Therefore, students should expect to receive their diploma 3-4 weeks after the last day of classes.  However, it can take up to 5 weeks to receive the diploma.  

If you are unsure of your moving timeline, please use a permanent address on the diploma mailing address request. 

Diploma Sizes

Doctorate — 14" tall x 17" wide
Master’s — 11" tall x 8.5" wide 

Diploma Requests

For DO graduates only: Your will receive your diploma approximately 2-3 weeks after graduation. Please note that the Registrar’s office receives a PDF of your diploma at the time your diploma is mailed. The Registrar’s office uses this PDF for all academic requests related to official diploma copies to your residency programs.

If you need a PDF copy of your diploma, please complete an Academic Records Request form

Electronic Diploma

In addition to your paper diploma, KCU is proud to offer you a Certified Electronic Diploma (CeDiploma). Your CeDiploma is an official, portable, and verifiable electronic version of your accomplishment and can be shared for a lifetime. The CeDiploma is accepted by the Federation of State Medical Boards as an official diploma. You will receive an email with instructions on how to access the CeDiploma after graduation.

Diploma Replacement or Duplicate Diploma

If you would like to order an additional or replacement diploma, you can do so by filling out this form. There is a $150 charge for duplicate/replacement diplomas.

Diplomas Frames

To preserve, protect and display your diploma, frames are available for sale in the KCU Campus Store. For information about choices of finishes, pricing, and to place an order, click here or call Brian Williams at 816.654.7995 with questions.