Obtaining a degree is a remarkable achievement and something you should show off. If you’ve lost your diploma, don’t worry! There are plenty of ways for you to get a replacement and it’s not as difficult as you may think.
To help you through the process, here is your guide to getting a replacement diploma.
Why Do You Need a Replacement Diploma?
Diplomas not only show off your hard work, but they can also provide proof of your degree. Most employers will need to verify your education and presenting a diploma is an easy way to do so.
Though there are a couple of ways to prove education, showing your diploma is straight forward way to do so. If you’re looking to save time.
Contact Your School
Contacting your school for your college or high school diploma is the first step in replacing your diploma. Your school’s website should have a page or FAQ section for requesting student records.
If there’s no information on the website about obtaining student records, give them a call. If you see a phone number for the registrar’s office, that’s the number you’ll want to dial.
Request a Copy Of Your Diploma
When you get a hold of your school, ask them if they can provide you a copy of your diploma. Most schools can issue you a copy of your diploma without hassle. Some schools may re-direct you to another school district or state office that can provide you with a copy.
Fill Out the Appropriate Information
In most cases, you’ll have to fill out some official paperwork to confirm the transaction. Most of the paperwork will ask for basic information as well as the date you graduated and your signature.
If you’re living in a new area, you may also need to fill out your current address in case your new diploma is sent via mail.
Pay the Processing Fee
Unfortunately, there is likely to be a fee for replacing a lost or damaged diploma. The majority of schools will charge a fee, but the good news is that it’s not too expensive. Most schools won’t charge you more than about 20 dollars for a new diploma.
You should be able to pay online or by mail depending on your preference. Once you’ve paid, expect it to take about 3 weeks to process. You will receive your diploma shortly after.
If you want a more precise estimate, you can always ask your school.
Now You Know How to Get Your Diploma Replaced
Losing your diploma is a common occurrence and not something to stress about. By following the steps above, you can get a replacement diploma.
The last thing you should do is assume that you can’t replace it and avoid showing off your hard work. Degrees are incredible accomplishments and you deserve to have them represented!
So if you’ve recently lost your diploma, be sure to do something about it today!
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