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After a student has been officially graduated, the last step will be the production of the Saginaw Valley State University diploma. Once the diploma is printed, it is packaged along with an unofficial copy of the transcript. The official posting of a degree is done after the Commencement Ceremony.

Official copies of the transcript can be ordered online and sent to destination of choice directly by the graduate.

Diploma FAQ

After all the semester grades have been turned in and verified, the Registrar and Associate Registrar will start to officially graduate students. They will conduct a final degree audit and verify that all requirements have been met. If a student's requirements have not been meet, they will notify the student and move their anticipated graduation date to the next cycle. 

Once a student's degree has been posted, our office will start to print and mail out their diplomas. 

Sometimes this process can take a couple of months to complete. 

No, we will mail diplomas after final grades have been posted and a final degree audit has been done. 

Students who participate in the Commencement Ceremony will only receive their official diploma cover jacket. Those who do not participate will be given a diploma cover jacket at the same time they receive their diploma. 

Please contact the Registrar's Office at with the new address.

We will only mail the diplomas to the address listed on the application, if you need to change it after you submitted the application please email us ASAP. 

Yes, how you fill out the graduation application is how we will print your name on your diploma. 

A diploma is not a legal document, unlike a transcript. 

Yes, you can. Please fill out the Diploma/Cover Replacement Form (163KB)

Electronic Diploma

This is an optional service for our Saginaw Valley State University graduates. 

Your eDiploma is a Signed and Certified PDF of your original paper diploma used for easy diploma verification purposes. 

*Please note, before you can order an eDiploma, all financial obligations must be paid and all holds removed from your account. 

SVSU's eDiploma costs $8.50* (per degree) per order.

Your eDiploma is available to order approximately 6-8 weeks following your graduation date. You will recieve your eDiploma within minutes of your official order

*Please note, before you can order an eDiploma, all financial obligations must be paid and all holds removed from your account. 

Order E-Diploma Here


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