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Graduation Letters

Candidacy Letter

The candidacy letter provides information regarding the completion of undergraduate degree requirements prior to the official posting of a degree to a student’s academic record. This verification may only be requested by undergraduate students who have applied to graduate, and are in their final term of enrollment.

Letters are produced after initial graduation reviews are complete. Please allow up to three business days processing time for requests. Requests cannot be faxed.

To order an Undergraduate Graduation Candidacy Letter, please fill out and submit the request form to for processing.

Degree Verification Letter

Students can order a letter verifying a degree. Before requesting a degree verification, please review your unofficial transcript to ensure your degree has been posted on your transcript.

To order a Degree Verification Letter, please follow this link.

Invitation Letters

Students who need invitation letters for family and friends visiting for commencement can visit International Education Services for instructions on how to draft their own invitation letter.

Undergraduate Duplicate Diplomas

Students can order a duplicate of the undergraduate diploma they received for completing their degree at UMBC. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks processing time, plus mailing. International orders may take longer.

To order a duplicate copy of an undergraduate degree, please follow this link.

Graduate Students should contact the Graduate School for information about ordering a duplicate graduate diploma.