Graduate Records

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Diplomas and Transcripts

This information is for graduate (masters and doctoral) students only. Undergraduate students, please see the online Office of the Registrar.

Diplomas

New Graduates

Diplomas are ordered after final grades have been submitted by faculty and the student has been cleared by Graduate Records. Delivery times are estimated at 5-7 weeks. Please notify Graduate Records of any address changes.

Replacement Diplomas

If you have graduated from USD and would like to receive an additional copy of your diploma, please send to the following information to the Graduate Records Office:

A PDF form can be found on the Registrar 'Forms' page. All fields are required; the information to be completed on the form is listed below. Access the Replacement Diploma form here.

  • Your name as it appeared on your diploma
  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your degree, and the term and year it was granted
  • A check or money order for $25
  • The address where you would like your diploma to be sent

Transcripts

The Transcript is the chronological record of the student's completed courses and grades. It is maintained and distributed by the Registrar 's Office in FoundersHall, Room 117. Please click here to order an official transcript.

Students may obtain their unofficial transcripts to make sure courses which they have completed have been recorded correctly. When petitioning to graduate, students need to attach their unofficial 'online' transcripts to their petition.

Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS)

Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) is a list of requirements for each student's field of study and the courses that have been taken to meet these requirements. It is designed to keep students updated on their academic progress and to let them know if waived or transferred courses have been approved and processed.