Frequently Asked Questions

The official Latin diplomas for degrees conferred at Commencement are distributed at a separate ceremony in each residential college and professional school. Diplomas for the Graduate School are presented in Woolsey Hall and Horchow Hall.

If you are not planning to attend Commencement or for degrees conferred mid-year, you may elect to have your diploma mailed or schedule a pick up time by completing the Diploma Request Form.

Diploma Dimensions: 12.5 x 10.375

Diploma frames are available at The Yale Bookstore.

A sample translation is available on the Diplomas Website. If you require an official translation, please complete an Application for Translation.

No, the Office of the Secretary provides an official English translation of the diploma.

No, an original, signed and notarized application is required to process all diploma related requests. If expedited service is required, please forward the application by express delivery and mail to:  Office of the Secretary, Diplomas, 105 Wall Street, Woodbridge Hall, New Haven, CT 06511.

It is the policy of the Office of the Secretary to mail all diploma related documents. Scanning and emailing of documents is not allowed. Express delivery is available for an additional fee.

Notary services are available at most banking and financial institutions. You can also contact your local town hall, city hall or county courthouse to locate a notary.  

Notary Services are available at any U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad. It is also possible to have a document notarized by a foreign notary and authenticated for use in the United States.

Please contact the Office of the Secretary (203.432.7141) to process payment by credit card. Visa and MasterCard are accepted. 

An official transcript is available online through the National Student Clearinghouse. A request for a notarized transcript can be included in the “special instructions” section of the application. Alternatively, you may email with the order number to request notarization of the transcript.