Conferral of your degree or certificate takes place after all requirements are met and within three weeks after grades are due for the semester in which the degree or certificate is being conferred. Your diploma will be shipped after the degree or certificate is conferred, and can take an additional two weeks to reach you. All financial obligations to the University must be cleared before diplomas can be mailed. 

You will receive a confirmation email with tracking information once your diploma has shipped via the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Diplomas are mailed by a third party vendor with no international mail service. If you are requesting your diploma be mailed to an international address, it will first be shipped to Rush University, and then Rush will mail it to the graduate. Please allow extra time for international shipments.

Graduates who need to update their diploma address should complete and submit the online Diploma Address form to ensure their diplomas are mailed to the correct address.

Graduates who need to change a legal first and/or last name on the diploma and the University record should complete and submit the Name Change form.

Graduates who need to obtain replacement or additional copies of their diplomas/certificates should complete and submit the Replacement or Duplicate Diploma form.

If a graduate has an outstanding debt, Rush University will release the diploma/certificate only when all outstanding financial obligations to the University have been satisfied. For questions about the account status, contact the Office of Financial Affairs.

If a graduate did not receive Rush University issued diploma or certificate, please contact the Office of the Registrar.