Authentication of Documents and the Apostille

Connecticut Secretary of the State

Please refer to the Connecticut Secretary of the State website to obtain information on Authentication/Apostille of your diploma. Graduates may submit the Authentication/Apostille Order Form to Yale University, University Registrar’s Office together with applications for required diploma related documents. It is advisable to check with the institution/country requesting authentication to confirm which documents are required.

Office of the Registrar, Diplomas

The following documents are typically submitted for authentication. The certified copy of diploma and translation are apostilled as one document. For more information about these documents and applications, please select from the options below.

Certified Copy of Diploma


Certificate of Graduation

The original signed and notarized applications are required to process your request. 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. If you currently reside outside the USA, 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.

The University Registrar’s Office will forward the Apostille Order Form and diploma documents to the Connecticut Secretary of the State. The apostilled documents will be mailed directly to the applicant.

Authentication of Transcript

The Connecticut Secretary of the State requires a notarized transcript for authentication. An official transcript is available online through Parchment, the University’s vendor. Current students and alumni with a Yale NetID will order by signing in through the Student Information System (SIS), clicking on “Academic Information,” and selecting “Transcript Orders.” Alumni and former students unable to sign in to SIS will order directly through the Parchment website.

When placing the transcript order, select the transcript delivery type of “hold for pick-up.” Upon reaching the upload/attach a document option, include a written statement requesting that the transcript be notarized and any additional information about where the transcript should be sent (pick-up in person, mailed to a third-party, etc.). Alternatively, you may send an email with this information to:

The notarized transcript may be forwarded directly to the Diplomas Office.

Please direct inquiries regarding the Apostille process to: