You may update your diploma name in the application to graduate. The completed request should be submitted prior to the applicaton to graduate deadline posted on the Academic Calendar.
Special Characters in Your Diploma Name
You may enter special characters, such as accented lettes, in your diploma name. Use the special character guide sheet (image) to assist in entering the special characters.
The Office of the Registrar mails, upon completion of degree requirements, one complimentary diploma.
All financial/academic holds must be cleared before a diploma can be mailed. Check your KSIS Student Center for hold and departmental contact information. (How-to)
Students have 90 calendar days after the end of the semester of graduation to clear holds without delaying the mailing of a diploma. If holds are cleared after such time, students will need to notify the Office of the Registrar to arrange the release and mailing of a diploma. Diplomas will be retained for two years after the graduation date and will then be destroyed. After that time, any request for a diploma by the student will incur all charges associated with ordering a duplicate or replacement diploma.
- Student's Name
- Once a student has left the university, names can only be changed on a diploma with supporting legal documentation of a name change (i.e. a copy of a marriage license, a court order or divorce decree, a current passport, a driver’s license, or a Social Security card). To submit a request for change the Student Data Information Change Form is required.
- K-State Degree
- K-State Major (varies by college)
- Date of Graduation
- Graduation Honors (Undergraduate Only - if earned)
- University Honors Program (Undergraduate Only - if earned)
NOTE: SubPlans and Minors do not appear on the K-State diploma
Certificates, SubPlans, Secondary Majors and Minors will only appear on the K-State Transcript.
Effective Spring 2022, The size of diplomas for all undergraduate and master degrees is 8.5" x 11". Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ph.D. and Ed.D. which is 11" x 17".
The diploma is an important symbol of academic achievement. However, K-State does not recommend that the diploma be accepted in lieu of an official transcript or degree verification. If you are presented with a K-State diploma as evidence of a degree, please ask the student for an Official Transcript and/or submit a Third-Party Degree Verification through the National Student Clearinghouse for verification of the document.