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), have no financial holds and have submitted a graduation application by the semester deadline, 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 six to eight 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 the U.S. Postal Service.
A diploma replacement form can be submitted to Degree Audit to replace a lost or damaged diploma or certificate. If a name change is needed for the diploma or certificate, please contact the
Office of Admissions and Student Records first to complete the name change process. Once the college records are updated, a new credential can be ordered.
Diplomas and certificates are mailed through our vendor, Parchment Award, two to three weeks after we approve the diploma request. Replacements are $25 each, and you must pay the fee to the
Business Office. You must also include a notarized statement explaining why a replacement is needed. Orders are not processed until we receive a copy of the receipt with the notarized statement and completed diploma replacement form. Completed
Diploma Replacement Form (PDF - 136KB), notarized statement, and copy of your receipt should be sent to
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Certificates, Degrees and Diplomas — FAQs
Can I receive more than one degree/certificate?
In many circumstances, students can receive multiple awards. In order to be eligible for a second associate degree, 25% of that degree, or 15 credit hours, cannot have been used toward the first degree. Dallas College policy prohibits the conferral of both the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees. Most other combinations may be approved. Please
contact a success coach (advisor) 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 six to eight 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 (rushed)?
In most circumstances, it cannot be expedited. Please contact a Degree Audit staff member at
DegreeAudit@dcccd.edu 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 when my degree is awarded?
Honors Program Scholars are given a gold seal for placement on their diploma. Please email
email@example.com 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 will receive a PTK seal on their diploma (for associate degrees only). This is added by the diploma vendor, so you do not need to make an additional request.
When will I receive my diploma/certificate?
Diplomas are mailed approximately six to eight weeks after the last day of the term.
Can I complete a second degree after I graduate?
You can return to Dallas College after graduation to complete an additional degree. In order to be eligible for a second associate degree, 25% of that degree, or 15 credit hours, cannot have been used toward the first degree. Dallas College 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).
contact a success coach (advisor) 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.