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.
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
Certificates, Degrees, and Diplomas FAQs
Can I receive more than one degree/certificate?
In many circumstances, students can receive multiple awards. However, policy prohibits the conferral of both the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees. Most other combinations may be approved. Please see an academic advisor or a degree audit staff member to discuss your options.
When will my degree be posted to my records/transcript?
Degrees cannot be awarded before the last day of the term. Because Dallas College awards thousands of degrees each semester, it may take up to five weeks before your degree is posted and approximately another two or three weeks before the diploma is ready for mailing.
Can the evaluation of my degree/credentials be expedited?
In most circumstances, it cannot be expedited. Please contact a degree audit staff member if you have a special circumstance to discuss.
What/when is the conferral date?
Diplomas and transcripts are printed with the last day of the term for the conferral date.
Are my academic honors notated upon awarding of my degree?
Honors Program Scholars are given a gold seal for placement on their diploma. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request that the gold seal be mailed to you. Make sure to provide your Dallas College student ID number as well as your mailing address in the request. Requests will be verified through the Honors Program before the seal is mailed out.
Phi Theta Kappa members that have a final Combined GPA of 3.5 or higher will receive a gold seal on their diploma (for associate degrees only). This is added by the diploma vendor, so no additional request is needed by the student.
When will I receive my diploma/certificate?
Diplomas are mailed approximately five to seven weeks after the last day of the term.
Can I complete a second degree after I graduate?
Students can return to Dallas College after graduation to complete an additional degree. However, policy prohibits the conferral of both the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees. Most other combinations may be approved (please see the
Dallas College catalog for details).
Please contact an academic advisor or a degree audit staff member to discuss your options. If you plan to continue taking courses after you complete your degree and you wish to receive financial aid, please contact the
Financial Aid Office as soon as possible.