Undergraduate and graduate student diplomas are available about three months after degree award. Students can specify diploma release and delivery preferences.
Diplomas for undergraduate and graduate students are available approximately three months after the last day of the term (i.e., degree-award date). Information about diploma availability is sent to a student’s e-mail address approximately six weeks after the end of the final term.
A diploma is not released if the student has outstanding financial obligations to the University. Students should check MyUCLA for any holds that may block diploma release.
Degrees Awarded Winter 2015 or Later
After the third week of the degree-expected term, students can access the MyUCLA Diploma Request feature or use a Diploma Mail Request form to provide diploma release instructions and select a delivery method. For earliest delivery, diploma delivery instructions should be submitted no later than one month after the last day of the degree-award term.
Degrees Awarded Fall 2014 or Earlier
Students must use a Diploma Mail Request form to provide diploma release instructions and delivery service selection.
Once a diploma becomes available, it is mailed within two weeks of delivery instructions being received by the Registrar’s Office. Students are notified of diploma availability through MyUCLA.
A student may not receive more than one copy of the diploma.
The student should confirm the delivery address and select regular or express delivery. There is no fee to deliver a diploma by USPS First-Class Mail. Fees apply for FedEx or USPS Priority Mail Express delivery. Through MyUCLA, payment can be made by e-check or credit card. If using the PDF or printed request, payment can be made by check or charged to a BruinBill account.
The diploma is delivered in a large, 9½-inch by 12½-inch envelope. To avoid bends, creases, or other damage to the diploma, graduates should ensure that their mail delivery location can accommodate these dimensions or choose a different delivery address.
In compliance with COVID-19 related safer-at-home orders, diplomas cannot be picked up in person at this time.