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Degree Verification

Information on this page is intended for graduate students who have completed a master's or doctoral program.  Undergraduate degree verification can be requested from the Registrar's office.

Transcripts and Diplomas

Transcripts will be updated to notate 'Degree Awarded' approximately two months after the degree conferral date (i.e. a student who is on the June degree list will be able to see their degree on the transcript in late August). The UC Davis Office of the University Registrar mails diplomas four months after the degree conferral date.  In order to receive your diploma you MUST submit a Diploma Mailing Form to the Registrar's Office.  You can email the form as an attachment to  Diplomas that are not mailed are stored, and available for pickup or order, in the Registrar's Office for 5 years. For more information about diplomas, visit the Registrar's Diploma webpage.

Degree Conferral Letters

The conferral letter confirms you have completed all graduation requirements and will be awarded your master's or doctoral degree on the conferral date.  Many employers, organizations, and governments who require verification of degree will be satisfied by this letter in the time before your transcript is updated and your diploma is mailed.  Students who file by appointment will receive one stamped and signed degree conferral letter on special paper.  Students who file remotely or who complete by exam may request a letter be printed and available for pickup from the Office of Graduate Studies.  All graduating graduate students may request a PDF conferral letter.  Contact your program's Senior Academic Advisor to receive an emailed letter.  

Additional Verification

If the entity you are in communication with requires additional steps for verification - such as direct communication with a Graduate Studies staff member, letters sealed in envelopes, or particular wording - please forward their request to your Senior Academic Advisor.