Diplomas & Degrees

Diploma Distribution

The University of Alabama conditionally confers degrees upon all candidates for the degrees of Law through undergraduate. Diplomas for doctoral students will be mailed within 2 weeks of the commencement ceremony. Diplomas for all other candidates, contingent upon final grade submission and degree verification, will be mailed to the diploma address specified on the online degree application approximately 6-8 weeks following the commencement ceremony. Please note that diplomas reflect degree type only. Transcripts will show degree type and major(s). To check/change the diploma address that was submitted on your application, log into myBama and go to the student tab. Click on the “Graduation App” button in the Student Services channel and then click “View Graduation Applications” at the bottom of the page. Select your degree application(s) and follow the instructions on the page.

Degree candidates should carefully review their student transcript information found at https://mybama.ua.edu. Candidates have one month after the mailing of diplomas to address questions or resolve issues related to the content of their academic history as represented on the transcript.

Diplomas and transcripts are not released until all unpaid balances of any nature on the degree candidate’s account are paid in full. The same applies for a degree candidate that has unfulfilled requirements associated with Perkins Loans. Contact Student Account Services at (205) 348-5350 for your hold information, if applicable, and to get it cleared. Degree candidates have responsibility for notifying the Office of the University Registrar once/if their financial account is cleared after diplomas are ordered. Notification should be submitted via email to graduation@ua.edu or by calling 205-348-2020. The diploma cannot be mailed until requested notification is received.

In situations where diplomas are uncollected or returned as undeliverable, we will contact the student using his or her Crimson email address. Diplomas will be held for one calendar year after the graduation date of the student and then destroyed. Students must then order a re-issued diploma at the cost of a replacement diploma.