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Important Information Regarding COVID-19

See the Registrar's COVID-19 and Academic Continuity page for information for students, faculty, and staff relevant to classes and academic activities and administration. (updated August 21, 2020)

Degree Certifications

Degree Certification (For Alumni)

Alumni who conferred their degree in the past 5 years

Alumni who conferred their degree in the past 5 years can order proof a degree certification document directly through Axess. For an electronic certified PDF only. For a paper version please visit our Document Ordering Portal.


Electronic Degree Certification

  • Go to the Student tab from the Axess home page

  • In the drop down menu of the "Academics" section select the "Request Degree Certification" option.

  • Select Degree Certification

    • Electronic Degree Certifications:  emailed within 15 minutes.

Paper Degree Certifications

  • Please order in the Document Ordering Portal, allow 3-5 business days for processing.
  • Expedited Shipping is available (See options in Document Ordering Portal)

You need a SUNetID and password. If you do not know your SUNetID or password, file a ticket to University IT (UIT) or visit the UIT SUNet Passwords website.

Alumni who attended more than 5 years ago


Alumni who attended more than 5 years ago can order proof of past enrollment or verification of a degree by visiting our Document Ordering Portal to request electronic or paper degree verifications.

Official degree certifications requested by alumni are printed on official Stanford paper and include the signature of the Registrar and seal of the school printed directly on the secure certification paper.

Due to the large number of requests, Stanford University does not provide individualized or personal requests. Students and alumni can ask for a cover letter by submitting a Service Request to accompany the certification which explains Stanford's policy and can be attached to the certification.

If you experience any technical issues with requesting your Degree Certification via Axess, please file a Service Request or call Support  at 888-265-0662.