Diplomas for master's, bachelor's, and associate degrees will be mailed approximately four to eight weeks after commencement to the address listed in the graduation application. To update the address your diploma should be mailed to, please email registrar@bsu.edu.

Doctoral and specialist diplomas will be given to the recipients at the Graduate School Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 7 at 7 p.m. at Scheumann Stadium.

As the University transitions to a new diploma format, graduates who completed their degree requirements in the Fall 2020 semester or any time after will have the following information reflected on their diploma:

  • Degree earned
  • Date the degree was originally conferred
  • Primary major (when applicable)
  • Signatures of the original Ball State officials

Diplomas earned prior to the Fall 2020 semester do not include the primary major/program of study, and duplicate requests to include this information will not be accepted to keep the document original and minimize fraud. For graduates who graduated prior to the Fall 2020 semester, major and program of study information can be found on your transcripts.

Replace a Diploma

When you graduate from Ball State, you will receive one copy of your diploma within two months of your graduation date. If you lose your original copy or if you need an additional copy, you can order one.

Before we can process your duplicate diploma request, your Ball State account must be free of financial or disciplinary encumbrances from the Bursar.

Name Changes

If your name has changed since you graduated, please include appropriate legal documentation to verify the change with your diploma request.

We will update your University record to reflect the change and issue your diploma with your new name. If you wish for the diploma to be printed with the original name, you do not need to do anything.

Associate, Bachelor's and Master's Degrees

  • size: 8” x 10”
  • packaging: placed in a red cover for mailing
  • processing: 3–5 days
  • delivery: 5–7 additional days (for domestic mail)

Notary Service: If you need your diploma notarized, please select that option as you order.

Doctoral and Specialist Degrees

  • size: 14" x 17"
  • packaging: placed in a red tube for mailing
  • processing: 4–6 weeks
  • delivery: 5–7 additional days (for domestic mail)

Duplicate Diploma Fees

  • Associate's diploma—$25
  • Bachelor's diploma—$25
  • Master's diploma—$25
  • Doctoral or Specialist diploma—$75

Shipping Options

Associate's, Bachelor's and Master's diplomas
  • Standard delivery in the U.S.—$5
  • Standard delivery outside the U.S.—$20
  • Expedited delivery in the U.S.—$40
  • Expedited delivery outside the U.S.—$60
Doctoral and Specialist diplomas
  • Delivery in the U.S.—$15
  • Delivery outside the U.S.—$30

To place a diploma order, you will need a credit card for payment, an email address, and your approximate graduation date.

Order a Diploma

For questions, please contact us by phone at (765) 285-1722 or email.