Ordering a diploma

If you have already graduated and need a replacement or certified copy of your diploma, you can order one online.

Diploma Services during COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, all diploma services will experience a delayed turnaround time.

We are currently prioritizing packaging and shipping of the 2021 Spring diplomas ahead of replacement orders.

If you're not a 2021 Spring graduate, you must order a replacement diploma if you require a PDF version. Your physical diploma will be sent to you at a later date. Email graduation@ubc.ca to request a PDF diploma after you have placed your order.

If you require a Program Completion Letter: Download it from “Grades & Records” in your Student Service Centre (SSC).

Ordering a replacement diploma

A replacement diploma is an official reprint of your original UBC diploma. It will look almost exactly like an original diploma, with a notation that says “Replacement Diploma month/year” in small print along the front and bottom.

Standard order

2-4 weeks processing time, plus delivery time

$68.69 (tax included) per diploma, plus courier cost 

Rush order

Rush order for replacement diplomas is currently not available.

3-5 business days processing time, plus delivery time

$137.60 (tax included) per diploma, plus courier cost.

Rush orders will not be available during May and November due to graduation, and in December over the holiday break.

Order online

  1. Log into the SSC and select Grades & Records > Order Replacement Diploma/Certified Copy
  2. Select your order preferences
  3. Pay with VISA or MasterCard
  4. See pickup and delivery options below

Order in-person

  1. Order your replacement in person at Enrolment Services Advising Centre in Brock Hall.
  2. Pay by debit card, VISA, or MasterCard.
  3. See pickup and delivery options below.

Ordering a certified copy of your diploma

You may need to use a copy of your diploma rather than a replacement or the original diploma itself. A certified copy is a photocopy of the original or replacement diploma. The copy is stamped to certify that it is a true copy of the original document.

Your original diploma is required to produce a certified copy. If the original is not provided, you will also be charged for a replacement diploma.

Regular orders

3-5 days processing time for orders in person

2-4 weeks processing time if ordered online with a replacement diploma 

$7.28 (tax included) 

Order online

You can order a certified copy online through the SSC, but you’ll be required to order and pay for a replacement diploma as well. See the instructions and processing times for online replacement diploma orders above.

Order in person

Bring your original diploma to Enrolment Services in Brock Hall. For regular orders, you can come back to pick it up (photo ID required) or have the certified copy and original diploma mailed back to you. For same-day orders you’ll get your certified copy and original diploma that day.

Pay by debit card, VISA, or MasterCard

Same-day orders

1-2 hours processing time for orders in person 

$14.77 (tax included) online ordering is not available for same-day orders

Pick up and delivery


Replacement diplomas or certified copies will be couriered via FedEx as soon as they are processed. 

Destination Cost Estimated delivery time
Within Canada $21.20 1-2 business days
United States $26.50 1-3 business days, depending on destination
International locations $31.80 3-5 business days, depending on destination

Please note: Couriers cannot deliver to PO boxes

Picking up diplomas and certified copies

We’ll notify you when your document is ready for pick up from Enrolment Services Advising Centre in Brock Hall.

  • Bring photo ID with a name matching the name on the diploma for pick up
  • If you’ve requested a name change, please provide proof of the change

If someone is picking up your documents on your behalf

You must order your replacement diploma or certified copy yourself, even if a third party is authorized to pick it up. The person picking up your document must provide the following:

  • A completed Third-Party Pick-up Form  
  • The required identification noted in the pick-up form instructions, for both the third party and the document owner.

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