A diploma represents all of the hard work that went into earning your degree at Anderson University, Indiana both in person and online.

General Information

Your diploma will contain your legal name, degree, and confer date.

Size of Diplomas:

  • Doctoral: 12” x 15”
  • Master: 11” x 14”
  • Bachelor: 8 ½” x 11”
  • Associate: 8 ½” x 11”

When to expect your diploma

Your diploma will be mailed or available for pick up according to the timeframe below. You will be given a diploma cover on the day of commencement. If you do not attend commencement, one will be sent with your diploma.

  • December Graduates*
    Will be available the week following the May commencement ceremony.
  • May Graduates
    Will be available 4-5 weeks after the completion of the final semester.
  • August Graduates
    Will be available 4-5 weeks after the completion of the final semester.

*December graduates who participated in commencement prior to completing their degree requirements will receive their diploma 4-5 weeks after the completion of their final semester.

Diplomas are only available to graduates in good standing. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at (800) 428-6414 if you have any questions or concerns about your account.


Graduates will receive one free e-diploma (started in 2018.)

What is an Electronic Diploma?

  • A secure and verifiable PDF version of your diploma.

Benefits of an Electronic Diploma

  • May be useful for international students who often need a diploma rather than a transcript when submitting applications overseas. May help bypass the Apostille process.
  • Could speed up the verification process for jobs that require a diploma.
  • Can be sent to as many recipients as necessary without invalidating it.

Instructions for accessing your Electronic Diploma:

  • An email with instructions will be sent to graduates when their eDiploma is available. This will typically happen around the same timeframe as when diplomas are being mailed.
  • Download the document to your desktop by either opening and saving it or dragging it directly to your desktop. The file can be renamed but it cannot be edited or printed.
  • Validate it here or using the link in the left, black sidebar of the diploma.
  • Use the “Select PDF to be validated” button to search your desktop or network for the saved PDF document you wish to validate.
  • Select the document and click on the validate button.
  • The Electronic Diploma will remain valid for one year as long as the contents of the file have not been tampered with.

Please note: Students who have financial holds will not receive an electronic diploma until the hold is released.

Additional questions can be directed to the Registrar’s Office at (765) 641-4164.

Order by Mail

You can also return the Replacement Diploma Request Form.

Or mail the following to

Anderson University
The Office of the University Registrar
1100 E 5th Street
Anderson, IN 46012

  • your name as it appeared on your original diploma
  • degree received
  • date degree was received
  • a photocopy of a government issued I.D.
  • a mailing address
  • an email or phone number for questions
  • the reason for your request
  • a check for $30 made out to Anderson University (a cashier’s check for overseas)

The replacement diploma will be prepared and returned to you by mail or can be picked up in the Registrar’s office. Please allow 1-2 weeks from the time of our receipt of your request for your order to be processed.

To request your original diploma: