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), 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.

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 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 DegreeAudit@dcccd.edu.

Dallas College is committed to ensuring accessibility of its digital technology and is actively working to increase the accessibility of this webpage and electronic documents. Should you experience any difficulty in accessing information on this webpage, please contact Degree Audit at DegreeAudit@dcccd.edu​


Certificates, Degrees and Diplomas — FAQs