Diplomas

Office of the Registrar

Diploma Degrees, Majors and Honors

Degree and Major

  • Each diploma includes both the degree earned and major field of study.
  • Diplomas for students whose degrees already include their major field of study in the degree title, such as Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences or Master of Business Administration, will not have the major field of study below the degree.
  • Minors, specializations, concentrations and sub-plans earned as part of students' degree(s) will not be included on the diploma, but are reflected on the official transcript.

Undergraduate Latin Honors

  • Undergraduate students who have earned academic honors with their baccalaureate degrees will have those honors reflected on their diploma.

Diploma Names

All diplomas ordered for graduating students will be printed with the diploma name listed on the student's myUTTyler account. 

  • If there is no diploma name listed, the students' primary name will be printed on the diploma.
  • The name change deadline for each graduation term is listed below
Diploma Name Change Deadline 

Spring

Summer

Fall

April 1

July 1

November 1

 

  • Any changes made after the above deadlines to the diploma or primary names will not be reflected on the students' printed diploma and will be the students' responsibility for any charges to have their diploma reprinted with the requested changed name.

Dimensions

Effective Summer 2018, the size of UT Tyler diplomas varies based on the level of degree each student has earned.

  • Baccalaureate degrees measure 8 1/2"  x 11"
  • Master's and Doctoral degrees measure 11" x 14"

Mailing

  • Diplomas will be sent the the diploma mailing address on the students' myUTTyler account.
  • Students are responsible for ensuring that their diploma mailing address is up to date in the their myUTTyler student account. 
  • All diplomas are shipped exclusively via FedEx Home Delivery mail. 
  • Do not list a P.O. Box or Military Base Box as your diploma mailing address.
  • Diploma mailers are constructed of sturdy cardboard stock designed to protect each diploma. Mailers are marked "Diploma - Do Not Bend"; undeliverable diplomas will be returned to the University.
  • Note: Some postal carriers will not deliver diplomas to certain addresses due to the size of the mailers and 'Do Not Bend' instructions, so students may be required to pick up their diploma at their local FedEx office. Also, the diploma mailers do not require signatures and will be left on front doorsteps and are not immune to adverse weather or shipping and handling damages.
  • If a diploma is damaged during delivery, students have a maximum of one full academic term to contact graduation@uttyler.edu with proof of the damages and request a reorder at no expense; normal order times will still apply. After one full academic term has lapsed, all applicable fees will apply. Diplomas that are lost in the mail follow the same time lines. 

Returned Diplomas

Each diploma mailer is marked to be returned to UT Tyler if it is undeliverable. Any time a diploma is returned in this manner, the Office of the Registrar will make every attempt to reach the student and obtain an updated diploma physical mailing address. 

Account Holds

Diploma(s) will not be released to students with either of the following outstanding holds on their account.

  • Financial Hold
  • Exit Loan Counseling Hold

To resolve any financial holds please contact Student Business Services, 903.566.7180 or cashiers@uttyler.edu, to resolve this hold.

To resolve any exit loan counseling holds please contact graduation@uttyler.edu

Once all applicable holds have been resolved, the student’s diploma will be mailed to the diploma mailing address on file.

  • If this address needs to be updated, please update your diploma mailing address in your myUTTyler Student Center and contact graduation@uttyler.edu.

Diploma Reorder

Duplicate or replacement diplomas are ordered bi-weekly and take 2-3 weeks to ship from the printing vendor, holidays may increase this time.

  • Contact Student Business Services, 903.566.7180, to pay the $25/diploma reorder fee.

Please be aware that diploma reorders will be reprinted using current formatting and official names/signatures, so they may not exactly match previous diplomas.