Diplomas are mailed approximately two weeks after the commencement ceremony. Please verify that your address is accurate by logging into GoWMU. If it needs to be updated or corrected, do so as soon as possible. In order to receive your diploma, you must meet your financial obligations to WMU. If you have an outstanding financial obligation greater than $100 your diploma will be held until your account is paid in full.
Your diploma will list your name as it appears on your application for graduation, degree, majors and applicable honors. Your minor, track and certification will be listed only on your transcript. Prospective employers can verify degrees at the National Student Clearinghouse.
Effective fall 2018, the Registrar's Office will begin assessing a $10 fee for each diploma and transcript notarized.
Students who have graduated on or after the spring 2013 semester have the option of receiving a signed and certified PDF copy of their Western Michigan University diploma. An eDiploma provides graduates with a secure and convenient way to verify their WMU education. The email sent to graduates when the hard copy is mailed will now include a secure login ID and information on how to request an eDiploma.
There is a one-time fee of $5, but the PDF can be retrieved any time at no additional charge. Once an eDiploma is ordered, it will be sent via email as a high-resolution color Adobe Certified PDF file. A certified eDiploma assures the recipient that the document is authentic, comes from a verified source and has not been tampered with. An eDiploma cannot be printed; it is a digital file only.
Ordering a duplicate or replacement diploma has never been easier. Western Michigan University has partnered with the Michael Sutter Company to provide a simple and secure way to order a duplicate or replacement diploma.
- Students who graduated on or after June 2012 may log in to our online diploma order service and enter their WIN and last name.
- Students who do not know their WIN or graduated prior to June 2012 will need to submit a diploma request. An email will be sent within 2-3 business days containing a Secure ID and ordering information.
There is a $35 charge for each diploma replacement. Diplomas will be printed and mailed within one to two days after receiving the order.