If you graduate from The American University of Paris in the fall, you will receive your diploma during the graduation ceremony. If you graduate in the spring, we will send the diploma to your mailing address, so please make sure that your mailing information is up to date by updating your diploma mailing address online. Please note that if you have any outstanding monetary obligations to the University, you will not be able to receive your diploma until full payment has been made.
Your diploma is a valuable document and you should keep it safe. If you need to confirm your graduation—for a future employer or graduate university, for example—don’t send them your original diploma. Instead, request a graduation certificate. If you are a third party looking to confirm the degree of one of our students for a job or internship, please contact the Registrar’s Office directly.
Our diploma timeline helps you understand how and when your diploma will be delivered and what information you need to provide. Please read it carefully and do not hesitate to contact the Registrar's Office if you have any questions about your diploma.
|October||All degree candidates complete degree application with advisors. Diplomas for summer graduates arrive. Mailing begins.|
|November||All degree candidates submit degree applications to Registrar’s Office.|
|December||Degree applications verified by registrar. Students receive confirmation via email.|
|January||Final grades received for fall graduates. Registrar completes final degree check for fall graduates.|
|February||Diplomas for fall graduates ordered.|
|March||Diplomas for fall graduates arrive.|
|May||Final grades received for spring graduates. Registrar completes final degree check for spring graduates. Fall graduates receive diplomas at graduation ceremony.|
|June||Diplomas for spring graduates ordered.|
|July||Final grades received for summer graduates. Registrar completes final degree check.|
|August||Diplomas for summer graduates ordered. Diplomas for spring graduates arrive and mailing begins.|
When you graduate from AUP you may be asked by potential employers to prove that you earned a degree. Depending on the information that is requested, there are four different options:
Other types of verification are also available. As The American University of Paris is licensed in Delaware, The Delaware Department of Education can issue an apostille for higher education degrees [pdf]. Diplomas can also be validated by a European authority. For either of these two options, please contact the validating entities directly.
In case your diploma has been lost or damaged, you can request a duplicate diploma by filling out this form and returning it to the Registrar’s Office. Duplicate diplomas cost 60€ and may take up to several weeks to receive.