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Diplomas are mailed to graduates approximately 4-6 weeks after the end of the semester in which all degree requirements have been met. The name appearing on a diploma will be as specified on the Application for Graduation provided the name matches the student's official name in the American University student records system or is an obvious abbreviation of that name. The diploma will indicate the name of the degree awarded(Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of International Service) and for students receiving a BA, BS, MA, MS, or PhD, the name of the program(Music, Development Management, Global Environmental Policy, etc).
Student's who do not receive a diploma within 8 weeks of the end of the semester in which their degree was awarded or student's who believe their diploma has an error should contact the Office of the University Registrar (

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