Diplomas are not handed out at the spring commencement ceremony. You will receive a diploma cover upon crossing the stage at the commencement ceremony.

Graduation is not processed until after the semester has ended, grades are received, and waiver substitution forms have been reviewed and processed. It takes approximately 30 working days to process all graduation applications after the graduation date for each semester.

After this process is complete, Admissions and Records will order diplomas. The vendor has approximately one month from the time of receipt to process the diploma order.

Candidates should make certain that their mailing addresses are accurate in the Student Information System in myTyler and check their student email accounts for important information regarding when diplomas are available. If you need official verification of your graduation, you should request your official transcript 3-4 weeks after your graduation date.

Once the diplomas arrive, the Office of Admissions and Records will notify you via mail of the times during which you may pick up your diploma. You must show a photo ID to receive your diploma. If you would like another individual (designee) to pick up your diploma, you must provide a written letter of permission to that person. This document must include your printed name, signature, student ID number, date, name of your designee, and nature of the request (giving your designee permission to pick up your diploma). When picking up the diploma, your designee will need to present the letter of permission and show their photo ID.

If your diploma is not picked up within the designated timeframe, it will be mailed to the current address in the SIS: Student Information System in myTyler. While we take every precaution to ensure the optimum condition of your diploma, we cannot guarantee its condition once it has been forwarded to the U.S. Postal Service. If the U.S. Postal Service cannot deliver the diploma, students should contact Admissions and Records as it may have been returned to the college. 

If you do not receive your diploma and it is not returned to the college, it is your responsibility to request a replacement. Replacement diplomas cost $10 and are ordered at the end of each graduation cycle.

All graduation honors reflect all coursework attempted at Tyler. This includes courses that may not be used in satisfying specific graduation requirements.