Diplomas are mailed free of charge via USPS for domestic shipments. This does not include tracking information. International shipments are processed through eShipGlobal. The Simon Registrar's Office will send a communication to graduates regarding the delivery of diplomas prior to graduation. Please note that diplomas cannot be mailed on or before your degree award date. Diplomas are mailed within 4-6 weeks of the conferral date.

Ordering a Replacement Diploma (for a lost or damaged diploma)

To request a replacement diploma for a Simon Business School degree submit the online form through our diploma vendor, Paradigm, using the Credential Request Portal.

Contact Information

Simon School Registrar's Office
2-341 Carol Simon Hall
Box 270100
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627-0107

Name on Diploma

Your name will appear on the diploma in the same format as your legal name is recorded in UR Student. If you would like your name to appear differently on your diploma, please contact the Simon Registrar's Office.

Diploma Format

The size of the MBA and MS diploma is 8 ½ x 11 inches. The degree title will appear in the center of the diploma, below your name. The PhD diploma is 16 x 12 inches.

Concentrations, specializations, and minors do not appear on your diploma. They will be noted on your official University of Rochester transcript.

Apostille Requests

Students may request an Apostille for a diploma through the University Registrar's Office. Please contact the University Registrar's Office at 585-275-8131 if you have any questions.

Enrollment Verification

Students needing verification or confirmation of their enrollment status with the Simon School may request an enrollment verification online through the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) with your NetID. The University of Rochester uses the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to provide enrollment data to lenders. The Simon School transmits enrollment data to NSC three times per quarter — after add/drop, mid-term and the last week of classes. Simon degree information (MBA, MS) and degree award dates are also transmitted to NSC by the University Registrar's Office.

Verification of enrollment for matriculated and non-matriculated students is based on the following each quarter (as stated in the Simon School Handbook):

  • Full-time = 10.5 or more credit hours
  • Half-time = 6-10 credit hours
  • Less than half-time = 0-5 credit hours

If you are unable to use the link above, please submit an Enrollment/Degree Verification Form to our office. Production time for enrollment verifications is three business days once the request is received.

Degree Verification

The University of Rochester has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide instant electronic degree/enrollment verification to employers, employment agencies and background search firms. If you need to verify a degree from the Simon Graduate School of Business, please visit the National Student Clearinghouse.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the National Student Clearinghouse at:

National Student Clearinghouse
2300 Dulles Station Boulevard, Suite 300
Herndon, VA  20171
Telephone: (703)-742-4200
Fax: (703)-742-4239

DegreeVerify is operated in full compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which protects students' privacy rights in education records. DegreeVerify, a service of the National Student Clearinghouse, is the nation's leading online degree verification service with the largest number of participating colleges and universities in the nation.

Transcript Requests

Official transcripts must be requested through the University Registrar’s Office. Official transcripts for students who graduated prior to December 2020 do not reflect semester grade point average (GPA) or cumulative grade point average (GPA). These transcripts include all courses taken at the University of Rochester.

Note: The Simon School will not duplicate transcripts from US or international universities that you attended. You must contact those institutions directly for copies.