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Diplomas and Honors

Diplomas and Honors


Diploma Shipment

Diplomas are mailed approximately six weeks after graduation to the mailing address listed on your myBoiseState account. The Registrar’s Office is not responsible for diplomas lost or damaged in the mail. If your diploma is returned to the Registrar’s Office, you will need to make arrangements to pick it up if you live locally, or have it resent if you are out of the area. All returned diplomas will be kept for one year, after which time they will be destroyed.

Boise State contracts with an authorized third-party vendor, Michael Sutter Company, to print and mail diplomas. When diplomas ship from Michael Sutter students receive notification through BroncoMail indicating the mailing date and address, as well as a secondary email that includes a secure ID that can be used to purchase an eDiploma.

Items Printed on the Diploma

Degree, major, and academic honors appear on the diploma. Minors earned are printed on the transcript, but not on the diploma.


Diplomas measure 11 x 8.5 inches for associate and baccalaureate degrees and undergraduate and graduate certificates and 14 x 11 inches for masters and doctoral degrees.

Double Majors and Certificates

Graduates earning more than one degree (e.g. B.S. and B.A.) will receive separate diplomas for each. Graduates earning a single degree with multiple majors (e.g. B.S. in Accounting and Finance) will receive only one diploma with both majors printed on it. Graduates earning multiple certificates will receive one diploma with all certificates listed.

Diploma Replacement

Ordering a Diploma Replacement

To order a replacement diploma, please complete the Diploma Replacement form.

  • The fee for replacement undergraduate or applied technology degrees or undergraduate and graduate certificates is $40. The fee for replacement graduate degrees is $50.
  • All replacement diplomas will be printed with current university president and registrar signatures and will have the words Replacement Diploma printed under the university seal.
  • Shipping internationally has an additional $20 cost.
  • Replacement diplomas are normally mailed within a week, but occasionally may take two to three weeks. Standard orders are mailed via USPS without a tracking number.
  • No refunds will be issued. If you have questions about your order, please contact the Registrar’s Office.

Expedited Replacements

Diploma replacements can be expedited. Please call our office at (208) 426-4249 with the shipping address available. The cost varies on location but normally runs between $80 and $120 for overnight domestic delivery if ordered by noon. Expedited diplomas are delivered by UPS or FedEx and have a tracking number.

Notarized Diploma and Apostilles

If you are seeking employment outside of the United States and you need your transcript notarized by Boise State and authenticated (apostilled) by the Idaho Secretary of State, contact us before placing your order by email at or call (208) 426-4249.



  • An eDiploma is a signed and certified PDF of your original paper diploma used for easy diploma verification purposes.
  • You will receive your eDiploma within minutes of ordering. You can share it as often as you need, but a PDF cannot be printed. Notarization and apostille are not available on eDiplomas.
  • eDiplomas cost $10. Please order through the online diploma services.
  • Students who graduated before August 2008 will first need to request a Secure ID from online diploma services. Once the degree has been verified you will receive an email with your secure ID to be used to request your eDiploma.

Graduation Honors

Graduation Honors

Graduation honors are awarded to students receiving their first baccalaureate degree, according to the scale shown in table below. Honors are awarded on the basis of all semesters completed, and the student’s final transcript remains the official record of any honors granted. However, in honoring a student at commencement, Boise State uses the student’s cumulative grade-point average (GPA) at the end of either spring or summer semester for the December ceremony and fall semester for the May ceremony.

Cumulative GPAHonor
3.500–3.749Cum Laude
3.750–3.949Magna Cum Laude
3.950–4.000Summa Cum Laude

All grades, including those that have been excluded from GPA calculation in accordance with the grade exclusion policy, will be used to calculate graduation honors. Students who are early participants for commencement are not eligible to graduate with honors.

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