Paper Diplomas

Johns Hopkins University diplomas are original, engraved, legal documents and cannot be copied, reduced in size, or reproduced by the Office of the Registrar.

When you apply to graduate in SIS make certain all information is correct. Your diploma is a legal document, therefore, the printed name must match what is listed in your student record.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I order a replacement/duplicate diploma?

Replacement or duplicate diplomas may be ordered for $55 (check, money order, or credit card only- no cash) and take approximately 8–10 weeks for processing and delivery. Please complete a Duplicate Diploma Order Form and return to the Office of the Registrar with a copy of photo ID.

When will I receive my diploma?

Diplomas for all summer and fall graduates will be direct mailed once final clearance has been received from your advising office.

Diplomas for all spring graduates will be distributed at the university-wide Commencement Ceremony in May. Diplomas not retrieved after the ceremony will be available for pick-up at the Office of the Registrar or mailed.

Will a hold on my student account prevent me from receiving my diploma?

If you have a financial hold, student loan hold or academic hold on your student record, you will not receive a diploma or transcript until the obligation has been fulfilled. This does not prevent your actual graduation or conferral of degree.

How do I change the name printed on my diploma?

If a correction needs to be made to the first or last name, contact the Office of the Registrar before you apply for graduation. You will need to provide legal documentation to correct or change your name on your student record (middle names are the only exception).

What degree information will appear on my diploma?

Degree program and major(s) are printed on the diploma. Primary major will be listed first, and additional majors will follow. Minors, concentrations, options and honors are not printed on diplomas, but can be found on your transcript.

What size are Johns Hopkins University diplomas?

The dimensions of all Johns Hopkins diplomas are 17″ x 14″.

Certified Electronic Diplomas

Johns Hopkins University now offers Certified Electronic Diploma (CeDiploma)!


Key Benefits

  • More than a paper diploma.
    • An official, portable and verifiable electronic version of your accomplishment that can be shared for a lifetime!
  • Better than an eDiploma.
    • Each CeDiploma holds a 12-digit CeDiD (Certified Electronic Document Identifier).
    • Using Validation Services, your CeDiD is the key to your degree information for employers, agencies and more.
  • Different from a transcript.
    • Unlimited sharing with employers, family, friends and social media.
    • Similar value as a transcript as proof of education, but shows only the important details.
    • Simple for employers and organizations to read and understand.
  • Enhance your resume.
    • Provide your CeDiD* and school URL on your resume to highlight your achievement and expedite the verification process for potential employers.

Reserve or purchase now through SIS.

Highly Secure

  • The CeDiploma can be independently validated through the JHU website by future employers, State Government Licensing Agencies and any other entity that wishes to validate your achievement.
  • The document is digitally signed and encrypted such that it is trusted and more readily accepted.

Find more information on the Credential Trust website.

A CeDiploma may not be available for all conferral dates.

CeDiploma® is a Registered Trademark
CeDiD™ and CeCredential™ are Trademarks


How to Validate the CeDiploma

A CeDiploma can be validated online one of two ways:

Diploma Validation Page

To ensure the degree information is still valid, we highly recommend you visit the school’s official website to perform an additional validation. Enter the 12-digit CeDiD found in the upper corner of the CeDiploma, along with the first two letters of the name as it appears on the diploma.

CeDiploma Screenshot

Digital Signature

A CeDiploma from Johns Hopkins University is digitally signed by CeCredential Trust. When the document is viewed through Adobe Reader or Acrobat versions 9.0 or higher, it will reveal that a digital signature has been applied to the document.

Adobe Reader and Acrobat use a blue ribbon across the top of the document to indicate document has not been tampered with, and is therefore authentic.

CeDiploma screenshot

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I go to get access to my CeDiploma?

You can obtain your CeDiploma through the student self-service portal which has a direct link to CeCredentialTrust, a third-party vendor of Johns Hopkins University.

Can I obtain an electronic copy of my diploma if I graduated prior to May 18th, 2016?

Currently CeDiplomas are only available for JHU 2016 graduates and forward.

Can I download the CeDiploma? Can I send it via email to others?

Yes, you can download a digitally signed copy of your CeDiploma. You can then email it to anyone you desire, and it will retain the Adobe Digital Signature and CeDiD for validation purposes.

How do I know if the CeDiploma I received is valid?

There are two ways to validate your electronic diploma (this also is noted on the second page of the diploma).

  1. Validate through the school website or by clicking the link on the second page of the CeDiploma and typing the necessary information where indicated.
  2. If you are using Adobe Reader or Acrobat 9.0 or higher, you will be able to view the digital signature which is shown at the top of the PDF, and is part of the overall security of the document. If the digital signature shows a blue ribbon, it means that document has not been tampered with; any other symbol signifies the document cannot be trusted.

Please note: Other PDF/digital readers and some mobile devices may not be able to show the digital signature/blue ribbon.

Why does the certificate used to digitally sign the documents say CeCredential Trust?

CeCredential Trust is the branded name of the digital signature that JHU’s vendor uses to digitally sign the CeDiploma.

When I pull up my CeDiploma on my iPhone/iPad it only loads half way on the screen and then a line appears.

This issue is due to the version of your operating system on your tablet, or the PDF viewer that the browser is using to open the CeDiploma. In the case of the iPhone/iPad, updating to the most recent iOS operating system usually solves the problem.

I am using a web browser to open the PDF, but it will not open properly.

The CeDiploma is best viewed in Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader. Some features may not be available when viewed in a web browser’s default viewer. Please change the default viewer in your web browser so that it utilizes Adobe Reader or Acrobat.

Mac users: When viewing an official electronic credential from JHU, the software utilizes Adobe’s secure certified PDF technology and therefore may only be viewed using the free Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat 9.0 or higher. The default Mac preview application will not display the document correctly.

I have a hold on my record, can I receive my CeDiploma?

Requests from current or former students with unmet obligations to the university (e.g., holds) cannot be honored. To resolve financial holds, contact Student Accounts.

If you have any further questions, or need additional help, please contact ASENVerify. For all inquiries, we ask that you kindly include the CeDiD number, and the name of the alumni as it appears on the CeDiploma.