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Northwest Missouri State University

Commencement (Photo by University Photography)

Diplomas and Transcripts


Graduates do not receive their diplomas at commencement. Diplomas will be mailed to the address indicated on your "Application for Degree" form after final grades are turned in and all encumbrances have been cleared.

Your name will appear on your diploma as indicated on the application for degree. The degree and major(s) are printed on the diploma. Academic honors are indicated with gold seals. Students who have two majors on the same degree receive one diploma listing both majors.


Transcripts with final grades and degree information are reviewed in alphabetical order after final grades are posted. Each graduate is reviewed individually, and the graduation hold is removed once the degree has been awarded. Once the degree is finalized, transcripts that have been requested and indicated to  “hold for final degree” are mailed. This process usually takes one to two weeks.