Law students should contact the Law School Registrar about requesting transcripts.
How Do I…?
- Access My Electronic Diploma
The Certified Electronic Diploma (CeD) is only available to alumni of the class of Spring 2020 or later. We will be unable to retroactively award CeD's to alumni of earlier terms. View the CeCredential Overview page for instructions on how to access it.
- Order a Transcript
Current students may order transcripts online through our student portal, CalCentral, or they may order paper copies on-the-spot at Cal Student Central in 120 Sproul Hall.
Berkeley can now send fully electronic transcripts (EDI) to receiving institutions. Sending transcripts electronically is the fastest and most secure way to go.
Effective 01/01/2020, transcripts will no longer be withheld if a student has a Financial Hold.
Alumni and Summer Visitors
Alumni and summer sessions visitors may order transcripts using Parchment.
Berkeley Law Alumni
Alumni of Berkeley Law should visit the Berkeley Law website for information on ordering a transcript.
- Order a Transcript if I am a Applying to a Professional School (Law, Medical, Pharmaceutical, etc.)
Current students may send a transcript to an application processing service such as AMCAS, LSDAS, PHARMCAS, or other, order through CalCentral.
Alumni and Summer Visitors
Alumni and summer sessions visitors may order transcripts using Parchment.
Note: The UC Berkeley transcript order forms (for both current students and alumni) include a field to add the unique identifier for your application. Therefore, you do not need to include additional forms to be "attached" with your order.
- Request a Transcript as a Visiting Student
If you attended during the fall or spring terms, a transcript will be forwarded to your home campus approximately five to six weeks after the term has ended. Your course work and grades will be included in your home-campus record.
If a change occurs after the work is transferred, a replacement transcript will be sent to the home campus.
- Order a Berkeley Law School Transcript
Berkeley Law students and alumni may order transcripts directly from the Law School Registrar.
- Order a UC Berkeley Extension Transcript
UC Berkeley Extension students and alumni may order transcripts from UC Berkeley Extension directly.
- Graduate if I Owe Money to the University
Effective Spring 2018, students who owe money to the university will be able to graduate, but their diplomas will be withheld. Once a student makes their payment and the system is updated, the student will be contacted via email to verify their mailing address for the diploma.
- Make Sure My Name is Correct on My Diploma
The name on your diploma can be your legal name or lived name. The name used by default is the legal name from your application for admission. If you want to change your diploma name to your lived name you can do that in CalCentral. You can also add/remove a middle name, or change a full middle name to just an initial. If your name has any accent marks you can add them as well.
Note to international students: Many countries outside the United States consider the diploma to be the official record of a student's degree, unlike how the United States considers the transcript the official record of a student's degree. Because of that you may need to keep your legal name on your diploma for employment and other purposes in your home country.
To verify the accuracy of your name:
- Click your name in the upper right corner of CalCentral.
- Click “Try the New Personal Profile”.
- Click your Diploma Name and in the popup screen you can edit it.
- When you are done editing your Diploma Name click “Save”.
If you have legally changed your name since applying:
Follow the directions to change your name under Change (or Correct) My Legal Name.
Note: When you change your legal name your diploma name will be updated to your new legal name. Once your legal name change is complete you can go back into CalCentral and change your diploma name to your lived name.
- Check My Diploma Mailing Address
Diplomas are mailed four months after graduation to the diploma mailing address in Cal Central.
Please see these instructions on how to check and update this address prior to graduation.
If you no longer have access to campus systems, fill out the Diploma Mailing Request Form.
Note: Diplomas are mailed four months after the end of graduation term.
- Report a Damaged Diploma
If you receive your diploma through USPS delivery and it is damaged, please email a photo of the damaged diploma to Maggie Jacobs, Diploma Specialist, Office of the Registrar, at email@example.com so we can order a replacement diploma.
- Request a Replacement Diploma
If you are in need of a new diploma document, duplicate or replacement diplomas can be requested by filling out our e-form. Diploma orders typically take 45-60 days and cost $60 for general diplomas and $75 for Law and Optometry diplomas. In some cases, the fee can be waived i.e. diploma arrived damaged, the diploma never arrived and the address is accurate and it is within one year of the original shipping date. If you have further questions about your diploma, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. All diplomas are issued with current signatures and will no longer include a Reissue Line at the bottom of the document. We are unable to issue diplomas with signatures contemporary to the time of study.
- Obtain a Replacement Diploma with a New Name
If your legal name has changed and you want to update that on your permanent record please follow the directions to change your name under Change (or Correct) My Legal Name If you want a replacement diploma with your Lived Name please email email@example.com. After doing either of the first two options please fill out the Application for Replacement of Diploma Form. Effective Spring 2023, you no longer have to return your original diploma when changing your name.
- Get a Transcript or Diploma Notarized
UC Berkeley can notarize your official transcripts, verification documents, or diplomas. For diplomas, you must provide a photocopy to notarize. The processing fee is $15 per document for this service. We make arrangements to have documents notarized twice a month during the first and third week of each month. Please complete the Request for Verification of Attendance and Degrees Form and mail it to the address listed at the bottom of the form along with your payment.
- Prove I Graduated Before Degrees Are Posted
December 2023 degrees
Degree completion is contingent on all grades for all semesters being posted to the transcripts . Starting on December 15, 2023 and in a small number of cases, individuals who demonstrate an urgent need for proof of conferral may request an expedited review. These requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Degree posting to transcripts for fall 2023 starts on 12/15/23, depending on grades and college review and approval. Several offices must review the candidate's academic record so please allow three to 5 weeks of review time from 12/15/2023.
Attention for Spring Conferral Candidates:
The Spring Expedite Degree Request Form will become available sometime in mid March 2024, please make sure to continue to check our website for updates and to utilize this form once it becomes available if you need to make a request for an expedited degree for Spring conferral
If you are graduating from the College of Letters & Science (Last name A–F), College of Engineering, or Rausser College of Natural Resources, contact Vanessa Robbins: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are graduating from the College of Letters & Science (Last name G–N) or College of Chemistry, contact Paige Corey: email@example.com
If you are graduating from the College of Letters & Science (Last name O–Z), Haas School of Business or the College of Environmental Design, contact Grace Padua: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need to prove you graduated after the degree is posted, you can request a transcript or a degree verification.
Non-registered Undergraduate Students
Non-enrolled students who need proof of graduation (before the end of the term of graduation) can submit a request for a Certificate of Completion via email. Requests will be reviewed and processed only after the end of the add/drop period for the semester of graduation AND before the end of the term of graduation. If you submit a request for a Certificate of Completion when your term of graduation is over, your request will not be processed because at that point the Office of the Registrar is already posting degrees. Check the list above for the appropriate staff contact for questions.
The release of this certificate requires that all requirements for graduation are fulfilled.
Please allow our staff up to 10 business days to complete your request and mail the paper certificate to you.
Certificates of Completion are automatically generated and emailed to students when all requirements have been satisfied in the system.
- Know When My Degree Posted to the Official Transcript
Degrees are posted on the official transcript approximately three months after the end of the term.
- Request a Transcript for a Family Member or for Genealogy Research
If family members are living, they must order the transcript for themselves using Parchment.
If the family member is deceased, you may order the transcript by including a death certificate or obituary along with the order. Please write a letter and include the following:
- Birth date,
- Dates of attendance
- Field of study (if known)
Please mail the letter to Transcripts, Office of the Registrar, 128 Sproul Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-5404. The transcripts will be sent via first-class mail and could take up to 30 days to arrive. There is no fee for this service.
- Order a Dean's Certification Form
Also known as dean’s certification or letter of recommendation, these letters are commonly required of Law and Professional School applicants. The University’s Letter of Good Standing certifies your enrollment and/or successful completion of your degree, your academic standing, and indicates whether or not you were or are the subject of any student conduct cases at UC Berkeley.
Complete the Request of Letter of Good Standing/Dean's Appraisal form and submit it to Cal Student Central, 120 Sproul Hall, or mail it to the Office of the Registrar. There is no fee for the University’s standard Letter of Good Standing. However, if you wish the University to complete and certify a third-party form in lieu of the standard letter, there is a fee of $10 per form.
Please submit the request form at least two weeks ahead of your deadline.