Diploma and Replacements

​​​​​​​​​If you have met all TSI requirements, degree/certificate and graduation requirements (including up-to-date copies of transcripts from all colleges attended outside of Dallas College), and have no financial holds, you will be awarded your degree or certificate of completion at the end of the appropriate term.

Your Graduation Application lets the college know when you will be completing your degree or certificate requirements and how you would like your name to appear on your diploma or certificate of completion.


After the last day of the term, applicants are reviewed for eligibility. Within five to seven weeks, the diploma or certificate is awarded and will be mailed out through Parchment Awards. It can take up to three weeks to receive the diploma through USPS.

Diploma Replacement Request

A Diploma Replacement Form can be submitted to replace a lost or damaged diploma or certificate. If a name change is needed for the diploma or certificate, the graduate should contact the Office of Admissions and Student Records to complete the name change process. Once the college records are changed, a new credential can be ordered.

Diplomas and certificates are mailed through our vendor, Parchment Awards, two to three weeks after the diploma request is approved. Diploma replacements are $25 and must be paid to the Business Office. Orders are not processed until a copy of the receipt is received with the notarized diploma replacement form. Orders submitted without a payment receipt or that have holds on the student account will only be held for three months.

To obtain the replacement form, please contact us at graduation@dcccd.edu.

Certificates, Degrees, and Diplomas FAQs