Conferral Date: the day your degree is awarded.
Commencement Date: the June graduation ceremony.
Diploma Distribution Date: the day your diploma is available for pick-up or mailing.
All diplomas are mailed by Regular First Class Domestic or International through the United States Postal Service (USPS) with tracking.
It is important to note the following:
We share in your disappointment that there may be delays in obtaining your paper diploma. There are alternative ways to show evidence of your Stanford degree:
More information on these options can be found on the Registrar’s Degree Certification website.
If you have any questions or concerns please submit a Service Request.
The conferral of degrees is posted to your permanent record approximately three business days after the conferral date. Degree recipients who require evidence of conferral may order official transcripts to be issued after degrees are posted, or alternatively, may request a degree certificate (Enrollment Certification).
All diplomas bear the signatures of the current University Chair of the Board of Trustees, President, and School Dean.
|Graduate or Professional
|Major(s) (academic plan)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Concentration (aka subplan)||If applicable and approved by your department or school||If applicable and approved by your department or school||If applicable and approved by your department or school|
|Interdisciplinary Honors||Yes, if applicable||N/A||Yes|
|Departmental Honors||Yes, if applicable||N/A||Yes|
|Distinction||Yes, if applicable||N/A||Yes, if applicable|
|Date of Degree Conferral||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Distinction is awarded to the top 15% of the graduating class based on cumulative grade point averages calculated at the end of Winter Quarter. Distinction is noted on both the transcript and diploma. If you receive distinction it will be printed on your diploma in the Spring. If you conferred your degree in a previous quarter your diploma will be reprinted with the distiction notation after Spring Quarter and mailed to you.