Order a Diploma Replacement

Posted: July 19, 2013 at 12:43 pm, Last Updated: February 16, 2017 at 2:07 pm

The university offers alumni the opportunity to order a *replacement copy of their original George Mason diploma. The basic fee for a non-expedited order mailed to an address in the U.S. is $50.00 per diploma.

Expedited processing and delivery service is also available, for both U.S. and international destinations, for an additional fee as outlined online.

All replacement orders must be made through Patriot Web.

  1. Login to Patriot Web (Please make sure that you allow pop-ups from this site).
  2. Click the ‘Student Services’ tab.
  3. Click ‘Student Records.’
  4. Click ‘Order Replacement Diploma.’

Alumni will need to setup a Patriot Pass account. Please fill out the Claim Code Reset Request form in order to establish a user name and password on Patriot Web.

Diploma Name

Your diploma name MUST reflect your name of record during the last term of attendance at George Mason. If your legal name has changed since you graduated, and you wish to have it appear on your replacement diploma, you will need to first have it updated in the Mason record. This process is explained on the Change of Name page.

Degree Verification

If you are requesting a copy of your diploma for the purpose of degree verification, we recommend that you first make sure that some other document will not serve the purpose. Usually, companies or government agencies are looking for official proof of graduation, and only in rare cases, involving foreign governments, is an actual diploma needed. A verification or transcript can be obtained for less cost and in less time.

Another option is to have a photocopy of your original diploma authenticated and notarized. For more information on that process, see the Certifications page.


*All replacement diplomas will have the word “Reissued” printed in small type at the bottom.

*Replacement diplomas will contain the signatures of the current University President, Rector of the Board of Visitors, University Registrar, and may (depending upon the year of graduation) contain the signature of the University Provost in lieu of the college or school’s Dean.

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