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The Office of the Registrar congratulates you on finishing your academic program at Rush University!  Below is important information regarding your diploma.

  • Diplomas are shipped to the address you included on your Intent to Graduate Form.  If you need to update your address, please do so by the last day of your final term to ensure we have enough time to process the change.  Please submit your Address Change form and be sure to select "Diploma" as the address update type.
  • Diplomas are issued in the student's legal name.  If your legal name has changed, please complete and submit the Name Change form along with documentation of the change.
  • Formal conferral of your degree or certificate takes place after all requirements are met, including outstanding grades for your final term.  Grades for graduates are due on the final day of the term.   
  • Your diploma will be ordered within three weeks of your degree being formally conferred.
  • Your diploma will be shipped from Jostens, Rush University's diploma vendor, within about two weeks of the order being submitted.  Jostens will email you at your email account when the diploma has been shipped.  This email will include a USPS tracking number and an electronic copy of your diploma. 
  • Diplomas shipped to international addresses may take extra time to reach you.  Some international destinations are first shipped to Rush University, and will be re-routed by the Office of the Registrar to the final destination. 
  • If your diploma is received damaged from Jostens, please submit a photo of the damaged document with your name and student ID number to  Diplomas damaged during shipment to you will be replaced at no charge to the graduate.
  • If you need to order a duplicate or replacement diploma (not due to damage during shipment), please complete and submit the Replacement or Duplicate Diploma form.  
  • Please note, if you have an outstanding debt to Rush University, we are unable to release your diploma.  After all outstanding financial obligations to the University have been satisfied, please contact us so that we can order your diploma. 
  • Diplomas are sized based on the type of degree or certificate awarded:
    • All undergraduate degrees are sized 11" x 8.5"
    • All graduate/professional degrees are sized 14" x 11"
    • All certificates are sized 11" x 8.5"
  • Jostens also provides an easy way for graduates and their families to order diploma frames, graduation announcements, and other products. Click here for more information.