All expected graduates must verify their diploma name and address during the semester of their planned graduation. The diploma name and address can be viewed by logging into PipelineMT > Registration & Student Records (left menu) > Academic Records box > click on the Graduation Information link. For more information about the diploma name or address click on the arrows below.
Verify and/or Update My Diploma Information
Your name as it will be printed on your diploma and in the ceremony program, can be seen in the box titled Graduation (see path listed above to find this information). Your DIPLOMA NAME is your legal name on file in the MTSU student system at the time you submitted your Intent to Graduate form. All diploma name changes for December 2021 expected graduates must be submitted by Friday, October 8, 2021. Diploma reprints due to a name change after the posted deadline are $30 per diploma.
You do NOT have to submit legal documentation if you are simply changing an existing middle name to an initial, removing a middle or maiden name from your diploma name or updating your diploma name based on an official name change completed after submission of your Intent to Graduate. For this type of diploma name change, you can email email@example.com from your MTSU issued email. Please include your M number.
If you need to change your diploma name (for example, add a middle name, change a last name, etc.), please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org from your MTSU issued email and attach legal documentation which must show your name exactly as you are requesting it to be printed for the diploma. Legal documentation must include 1) Social Security card (all but last four digits blacked out) and 2) a valid/current state-issued driver's license/identification card, passport, or permanent resident card. If you want this name change to be made within the MTSU system, you must also include a name change form, along with the documentation and scan and email to email@example.com or fax to 615/898-5538. The form must indicate diploma name change is also requested.
If you are an International Student only International Affairs or the College of Graduate Studies may change your system name. If International Affairs or the College of Graduate Studies makes a change to your system name you must then notify firstname.lastname@example.org to update your diploma name by the deadline.
Diploma Mailing Address
Your diploma address is the address listed on your Intent to Graduate form. As you may have moved since submitting your intent or plan to move after graduation you are responsible for verifying your diploma address.
A diploma mailing address change can only be made by emailing email@example.com from your MTSU email indicating “diploma” address. You must include your M#. All diploma mailing address changes must be submitted by December 10, 2021. There will be a $30.00 charge to re-issue your diploma if the diploma address was not updated by the deadline and subsequently mailed to an invalid address.
Submitting an address change through your PipelineMT account or completing a change of address form will NOT change the address to which your diploma will be mailed.
International Mailing Address (eShipGlobal)
Diplomas will be mailed beginning January 10, 2022. There is no pick-up option. All financial obligations to the university (tuition, parking tickets, telephone charges, etc.) must be paid before a diploma will be released.
If you are mailing your diploma to an international address, you will need to use eShipGlobal for delivery. eShipGlobal will verify your delivery address is valid, allow your diploma can be tracked and appropriately delivered. If you need to update your DIPLOMA MAILING ADDRESS to a U.S. address please email the new address to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, December 10, 2021.
Transcripts for verified graduates will be available Friday, December 17, 2021. If you would like to order transcripts to be included in the eShipGlobal package with your diploma, please complete the transcript request form and return to Records@mtsu.edu no later than December 3, 2021. Please put your eShipGlobal order number as the MAIL TO on the transcript request.
MAILING DIPLOMA/TRANSCRIPTS INTERNATIONALLY:
Please follow the steps below to order eShipGlobal delivery:
- Go to https://study.eshipglobal.com
- Log in or sign up for an account
- Select Receive Documents from the University
- Select MTSU
- Select Registrar’s Office
- Enter all shipping, payment, and carrier information
Please complete your eShipGlobal request no later than the Friday, December 3, 2021. Once diplomas are ready to be mailed, we will mail using your eShipGlobal order which you will be able to track once it is picked up by the carrier.
Diploma Name or Address Change Deadlines
Deadlines for diploma name or diploma mailing address changes for December 2021 expected graduates:
Diploma name change deadline - Friday, October 8, 2021
Diploma mailing address deadline - Friday, December 10, 2021
Click on the arrows above for detailed information.
Diploma Frequently Asked Questions
What size is my diploma?
MTSU diploma sizes are 8½“x 11” for undergraduates and 11” x 14” for graduate students. The diploma will only include your name and degree earned.
What information is printed on the MTSU diploma?
Your name and degree earned are printed on the MTSU diploma. Majors, concentrations, and minors are not printed on the diploma but will be listed on the official transcript. Students earning a double major (same degree) receive one diploma. Students earning dual degrees (example: BS/BSN, BA/BM) will receive two diplomas.
When will the diploma be mailed?
All diplomas will be mailed to verified December graduates beginning Monday, January 10, 2022, to the diploma mailing address that displays on the Graduation Information link. There is no pick-up option. Please expect 21 business days for the MTSU / U.S. Post Offices to process and deliver within the continental U.S. Graduates with an international diploma mailing address must choose to individually pay to have the diploma mailed using eShipGlobal, or change the diploma address to a U.S. mailing address.