Official Diploma or Certificate of Graduation FAQs
What does the official diploma or certificate of graduation need to include?
In order to verify your degree, your official diploma or certificate of graduation must include your name, the title of the degree, the discipline of the degree, and the date the degree was conferred (month and year).
Do I have to submit an official diploma or certificate of graduation if my official transcript includes the required information?
No. If your official transcript includes the title of your degree, the discipline of the degree, and the date the degree was conferred, it does not need to be submitted.
My university does not include or will not send a copy of the diploma with my transcript. Can I submit a copy instead?
Yes. NEES will accept a color copy of the diploma from you as long as it is notarized by a U.S. or Canadian Notary Public. The notary stamp and contact information must be viewable. You may mail the document to NCEES or scan it into a PDF and send it as an attachmen to a help ticket within MyNCEES. Be sure to select Education Evaluation and Subject Diploma when submitting your help ticket.
Does my official diploma or certificate of graduation have to be provided in English?
Yes. If official documents cannot be provided in English, a translation from a certified translation company is required. Both the native language document and the translated version must be submitted.
Can I submit a provisional certificate of graduation?
Provisional certificates are accepted within one year of graduation ONLY.