Everything You Need to Know

Diplomas are issued to students upon degree conferral. The diplomas will not be awarded at the time of Commencement. Students will receive their diploma approximately six to eight weeks after the degree conferral date.

All financial obligations to the University must be paid in full before diplomas can be released. Please contact Student Accounts at 305-899-3030 or studentaccounts@barry.edu with any questions regarding an outstanding balance hold.

Upon degree conferral, students receive their diploma in two formats: digital and print.

  • Digital diploma complements the paper diploma but is faster to access and can be shared on social media. Digital diplomas are sent electronically to the students’ Barry University email right after degree conferral.
  • Paper diplomas are mailed to the address included in the graduation application.
  • Diplomas do not display minors or specializations.

Diploma Name

The diploma is awarded under the student’s name of record. Variations from an official name can be requested within the parameters of the following information by contacting the Office of the Registrar at registrar@barry.edu:

  • Middle name may be complete, initialed, or omitted, but must match the student record (e.g., Sean Peter Collins, Sean P. Collins, or Sean Collins).
  • A legal middle name may be used in place of a first name if that middle name has been recorded in the student record.
  • Suffixes such as Sr., Jr., III, etc., may be used if included in the student record and documented on the student’s original application, transcript from another school, or birth certificate.
  • Maternal surnames may be included if documentation is provided to the Office of the Registrar. Proper documentation is a copy of a birth certificate indicating the maternal surname or the student’s original admission application indicating the surname.
  • Hyphenated maiden-married last names may be used, provided the student record has documentation to verify the names. A Legal Name Change Form will be required if a name change has not been processed since the marriage.
  • A maiden name may be used in place of a married name if the maiden name has been recorded in the student record.
  • Special accent marks may be requested. Recognized linguistic marks will be included in the diploma name.

Replacement diploma

What to Know Before Placing an order:

  • There is a fee of $30.00 for each replacement diploma request.
  • Any replacement requests will not be processed until all outstanding financial obligations to the university are satisfied. Please contact Student Accounts at (305) 899-3585 or studentaccounts@barry.edu
  • All replacement diplomas are provided in both printed and digital formats.
  • The name on your diploma will be the name on your official student record. If you prefer a variation of your official name, please contact our office at registrar@barry.edu
  • If you are a Barry University employee, name changes are processed through Workday.
  • Students from the Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, who are requesting a replacement diploma, must call the School of Law in Orlando, FL at (321) 206-5600 for information on processing your request.

Please visit Parchment to order a replacement diploma.

Frequently Ask Questions

  • The diplomas will not be awarded at the time of Commencement. Students will receive their diploma approximately six to eight weeks after the degree conferral date.

    Upon degree conferral, graduates will receive an email notification with instructions for electronically claiming their digital diploma. Once the notification is received, graduates will have 72 hours to verify and update the mailing address to receive the printed diploma.

    Printed diplomas are sent through Parchment by the U.S. Postal Service and may take 2-6 weeks to be received depending on the location and whether it is a domestic or international address.

    Students may track the status of their diploma mailing by accessing their Parchment account and clicking on the "Orders" tab.

  • Follow these simple steps:

    • Check your Barry email for the award notification.
    • Follow the link to set up your Parchment digital credentials account. Watch the Create Your Account video for details
    • Share your digital diploma on Social Media or download a secure .pdf version.
  • Share your Achievements

    • Easily share your digital diploma with employers with a secure and verified link
    • Share with family and friends on Social Media

    View or Download

    • View your digital diploma online at any time with permanent access
    • Download your digital diploma and save as a PDF

    Serve as an Alternative to the Apostille

    • Many countries recognize digital diplomas. Parchment Award diplomas are supporting the needs of international credentials.

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