The Southwestern College diploma is a ceremonial document and does not, in itself, constitute proof of degree completion. However, in recognition that diplomas serve an official function and may be used for official purposes by other entities, Southwestern College ascribes to certain expectations of decorum on how it allows names of graduates to appear. For more information regarding our diploma naming expectations, please see our Diploma Name Policy.
Our diplomas are 8.5 x 11 inches and come in a black cover that is 9 x 11.5 inches closed, 18 x 11.5 open. Your diploma shows the degree you earned. Southwestern College, like most four-year institutions, does not list majors on the diploma. This is in part due to tradition, but also for pragmatic reasons, since many of our students double major and space is limited on the diploma. Your official transcript lists all programs of study, along with your degree and graduation date. Click here for more information about requesting a transcript.
Diploma will be sent via the US Postal Service with delivery confirmation to the student's permanent home address three to four weeks after the official graduation date for which the student applied. Student accounts must be paid in full before the diploma will be released.
Duplicate diplomas are $30.00 each. Please complete the Duplicate Diploma Request and return form with payment to: Southwestern College, Registrar's Office, 100 College St., Winfield, KS 67156. All name changes must include appropriate documentation (e.g., copy of marriage or driver's license).
Please note: Duplicate diplomas will be printed with the notation “Duplicate” in the bottom left corner, and due to diploma design updates, duplicate diplomas may not be identical to the original diploma design.