Diploma Information

Diplomas and Ordering a Replacement Diploma

Diplomas

The University of Scranton provides a diploma to each student at the time his/her degree or certificate is conferred.  Diplomas will be released only to students who have discharged their financial and legal obligations to the University. The diploma is only issued once; at the time of issuance it becomes the possession of the student.

Information about The University of Scranton diplomas can be found below:   

Associate Degrees and Certificates

University of Scranton associate degree diplomas and certificates are 8.5” x 11.” They include the student name, degree received and the school or college that conferred the degree.  The diploma is signed by the dean of the school or college as well as the University President and it is embossed with the university seal in gold.

Bachelor Degrees

University of Scranton baccalaureate diplomas are printed in the Jesuit tradition of Latin.  They are 16” x 20” and they include the student name, degree received, the school or college that conferred the degree, and Latin honors, if earned.  The diploma is signed by the dean of the school or college as well as the University President and it is embossed with the university seal in gold.

Majors, second majors and minors are only listed on the official academic transcript.

For an English translation of the baccalaureate diploma, click here.

Master and Doctoral Degrees

University of Scranton graduate-level diplomas are 11" x 14.” They include the student name, degree received and the school or college that conferred the degree.  The diploma is signed by the dean of the school or college as well as the University President and it is embossed with the university seal in gold.

Major, specialization and/or concentration only appear on the official academic transcript.

Replacement Diplomas

A replacement diploma may be ordered in the event the original diploma issued at graduation is lost or destroyed.  Should you wish to order a replacement diploma, please complete the Replacement Diploma Order Form.  There is a $75 fee for replacement diplomas.  The fee may be paid by check or money order, payable to the University of Scranton. 

Please allow 8-10 weeks for processing.   Expedited ordering and overnight delivery is available for an additional $20 fee; expedited orders are typically processed in 3 weeks.

A replacement diploma will reflect the legal name recorded in the official student record at the time of graduation unless an official change of legal name has been processed.  The diploma will bear the look of the University of Scranton’s current diploma and reflect the signatures of the current President and Dean.

Undergraduate Latin Honors

To be eligible for Latin honors, a baccalaureate degree student must have completed a minimum of 63 credit hours of course work at The University of Scranton. Preliminary Latin honor designations are announced at the annual Commencement ceremony if a student has graduated or is cleared to graduate; Latin honors are not read at Commencement if a student elects to "walk."(See 'Walker Policy' in catalog).

Final Latin honors designations are  determined based upon a student’s final undergraduate cumulative GPA at the completion of the baccalaureate degree program and represented on a student's diploma. Latin honors designations are:

  • Summa cum laude: 3.85 cumulative GPA with a minimum of 45 credits counting in the GPA
  • Magna cum laude: 3.65 cumulative GPA with a minimum of 45 credits counting in the GPA
  • Cum laude: 3.50 cumulative GPA with a minimum of 45 credits counting in the GPA