Printed Diplomas

Graduates will receive a free printed diploma upon degree completion, which will be given out at the end of the Commencement ceremony. Graduates who do not attend the ceremony can pick up their diplomas from the Office of Records and Registration during the week following graduation. After that time, diplomas will be mailed to the graduate's permanent mailing address on file. In the event that a diploma is lost, damaged or an additional copy is needed, graduates can order a replacement diploma by completing the REPLACEMENT DIPLOMA & DIGITAL DIPLOMA ORDER FORM (see order instructions below).

Digital Diplomas

Beginning in Fall 2021, graduates will also receive a free digital diploma upon degree completion.  A link will be e-mailed to them from Parchment in the weeks following graduation on how to download their digital diploma (note: graduates who have a financial hold will not receive their diplomas until after the account balance is paid). A digital diploma is a secure, verifiable, and official PDF copy of a diploma that can be shared online. Degree recipients who graduated from Winthrop before Fall 2021 can request a digital diploma through Parchment (see order instructions below).

    A digital diploma is an exact replica of the printed diploma in terms of font, color, layout, style and University Seal.

    Steps to access Digital Diploma:

    1. Check your e-mail and/or text message for a notification when your digital diploma is issued.
    2. Follow the link to create your Parchment Digital Credential password and claim your digital diploma.
    3. Share your digital diploma on Facebook or LinkedIn using a verified link or download it as a secure PDF file for your records.

    Digital diplomas will always be accessible through the Parchment account. Graduates can log in to download or share their diploma again and again!

    • Share it with employers using a secure and verified link.

    • Enhance your resume.

    • Share with family and friends on social media (Facebook and LinkedIn).

    • Save it as a secured PDF on as many devices as you would like.


Replacement Diploma Orders

Diploma Type Cost Estimated Delivery Time Delivery Method
Printed $30.00 4-6 weeks Mail
Digital $10.00 1 week Electronic (e-mail)
Printed + Digital $35.00 See above See above

To request a printed or digital diploma, please submit the REPLACEMENT DIPLOMA & DIGITAL DIPLOMA ORDER FORM and go to the Winthrop University marketplace to make your payment (under 'Store Categories,' click ' Transcript/Diploma Fees' and select 'Digital Diploma Order' to make your payment). Your diploma order will not be processed until the payment is complete.