Friday, May 29, 2015
  To request a duplicate diploma

Requesting a replacement/duplicate copy of your diploma

  1. The Replacement Diploma Order Form should be completed online and printed.

  2. Once printed, you must sign the form before a notary who will confirm your identity by signing the form and applying their notary seal. This protects the confidentiality of your student records and your identity. If your request is being mailed from outside the United States, and bears an international postmark, the notary requirement may be waived. All requests must bear the signature of the UI alum who is requesting the duplicate diploma as well as a current residing/mailing address.

  3. Checks should be made payable to the University of Iowa. There is a $25 duplication fee for each copy of your diploma. Duplication fees can also be charged to your Ubill. Select this option on the Replacement Diploma Order Form. We will process your order and send you a bill in the mail for the amount due. The duplication fee covers the cost of printing and mailing - USPS First Class. Cash or credit card payment cannot be accepted. USPS First Class mailings sent outside the U.S. may take 6 - 8 weeks to arrive.

If you reside outside the U.S. you may want to consider having your replacement diploma mailed to you via Fed Ex. It is necessary for you to request this at the time you order your replacement diploma, and agree to pay Fed Ex fees in writing. Fed Ex fees can be charged to your Ubill. To determine the cost of Fed Ex charges, visit the Fed Ex website at:

Your name on the diploma will appear as it does on your UI student records unless you submit a name change request with the required documentation. (See student forms in the navigation bar to the left.)  All duplicate diplomas will have the notation "Duplicate diploma issued" with the issue date in the lower left corner.

Please allow 10 working days, following the receipt of your request, for the new diploma to be mailed to you.

Send requests to:
Office of the Registrar
34 Macbride Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242
If questions, please call (319) 335-0296.


  To request Certified Copies of your University of Iowa diploma

You must have your original UI diploma in order to obtain certified copies.  If you do not have your original diploma you must follow the instructions above to order a replacement diploma from which certified copies may be made.

Graduates sometimes request a replacement diploma when a certified copy of their diploma would serve their purposes. This kind of documentation is often used for licensing boards, etc.

A certified copy is a photocopy of an existing diploma printed on security paper, notarized, and embossed with the University of Iowa's seal.

If you have your original UI diploma and will send us a clear photocopy, we can create certified copies for you. There is no charge for up to 5 certified copies, and they will be mailed to you approximately two working days after we receive your request.

If you are ordering a replacement diploma and wish to have certifed copies of that diploma, please be sure to include a note along with the request form, requesting up to 5 certified copies.

Send requests to:

UI Graduation Analysis
30 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242

If questions, please call: (319) 335-0228.