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Diplomas of students in financial arrears will be held until their financial obligations to the University are fulfilled and they have been cleared by the Bursar. You may contact the Office of the Bursar at (212)998-2806 to discuss your financial status at the University.

Frames and mats specially designed for the diploma are available at the NYU Bookstore. Lamination is not recommended as some laminates discolor over time.


Receive Your Diploma by Mail

Diplomas are mailed to the student's permanent address on file. Please verify or update your address online on Albert within two weeks of the graduation date. The diploma will be mailed about eight weeks after the degree has been awarded. Degrees are awarded after academic requirements have been met, including the posting of all grades and transfer credits.


Pick Up Your Diploma

To arrange to pick up your diploma, fill out a request form at the Student Services Center, or send a signed request to the Office of the Registrar at P.O. Box 910, New York, NY 10276-0910 or fax to (212)995-4090. Please include your student ID number and send the request within 2 weeks of the graduation date. We will email when the diploma is available for pickup at the Student Service Center, 25 West 4th Street (approximately nine weeks after the awarding of degrees).


Diploma Name Change

The name on your diploma will be the same as it appears on your transcript; please check your transcript in Albert. For instructions to change your name, including adding a middle name or initial, please visit Name Change Procedure.

If you wish to add an accent or diacritic to your diploma name and you are not processing a name change, please provide your student ID number and your full name written out with the appropriate accents clearly marked. You may submit this to

  • Student Services Center
  • Mail to Graduation Services, P.O. Box 910, New York, NY 10276-0910
  • Scan as an image (not PDF) and email to using your NYU email account
  • Fax to (212) 995-4090


Replacement Diplomas

Diplomas are issued only once, subject to the exceptions noted below. In order to assure the absolute integrity of the document, the University will under no circumstances issue a duplicate of an outstanding original.

In the event your diploma is lost or damaged, the University will supply, upon proper deposition and the payment of a fee to cover the cost, a replacement diploma. Before issuing the replacement we require the return of the damaged diploma, or such portions of it as are available; or, in the case of loss or complete destruction, the submission of a notarized affidavit. You may pick up the form of affidavit at a Student Services Center or download it here. A check or money order in the amount of $60.00 payable to New York University should accompany your order. Once the diploma order is placed, delivery is generally in about four weeks. Address correspondence to:

Office of the Registrar
Graduation Services
P.O. Box 910
New York, NY 10276-0910


Change of Name After Graduation

Requests from NYU graduates for a change of name after graduation are evaluated on an individual basis. Requests for a change of name due to marriage, divorce, naturalization or a court-ordered change of name will be considered. Please send a request, including the basis for the name change to:

Attn: Associate Registrar
Office of the Registrar
P.O. Box 910
New York, NY 10276-0910

A photocopy of the relevant legal documents should be enclosed. If the request is approved, the name will be changed on your academic record. If you would like to request a diploma in the new name, the original diploma must be returned together with a $60.00 replacement fee made payable to New York University (check or money order). Once the diploma order is placed, delivery is generally in about four weeks.

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