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)
NOTE: SubPlans and Minors do not appear on the K-State diploma
Certificates, SubPlans, and Minors will appear on the K-State Transcript.
The size of diplomas for all degrees is 8.5" x 11", except for the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine which is 17" x 14".
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.