As we were unable to have graduation ceremonies in June at which students would have received their diplomas, diplomas will be mailed at no cost to all Spring 2020 graduates. See below for details.
Spring 2020 Graduates
Diplomas will be mailed at no cost to all Spring 2020 graduates* by Canada Post Xpresspost (for Canadian and U.S. destinations) and registered mail for international destinations. Courier service is available at the cost of $60 for graduates residing outside of Canada.
*Confer date on unofficial transcript must be 22/05/2020 in order to qualify for the free mailing.
Please follow the below steps in order to obtain your diploma by mail:
If you would like certified copies of your diploma, please submit the Certified Copy formprior to updating your mailing address. Should the form be submitted after the diploma has been mailed, we will be unable to provide you with certified copies until the original diploma is returned and additional mailing fees will apply.
If the destination country is outside of Canada and you prefer to have your diploma sent by courier, please submit the Spring 2020 Graduates – Courier Request Form. Please note there is a fee of $60 for this service. You must also provide your Diploma Mailing address as listed in point 3 above.
Graduates are responsible for any additional mailing fees incurred for returned diplomas due to unclaimed or incomplete/incorrect mailing addresses.
Diplomas will not be mailed to any graduates who do not provide a Diploma Mailing Address.
Past graduates (prior to spring 2020)
Due to COVID-19, in-person pick-up is not available at this time. You may have your diploma mailed to you by completing the Diploma Mail-in Form and email, fax or mail it back to us. The mailing fee is $32 (CAD). Complete payment information is indicated on the form.
We send diplomas by Express Post to Canada and the U.S. Mailing options for countries other than Canada and USA include Registered Mail, or courier (for additional fees).
If your diploma gets lost or destroyed, or if you legally change your name and would like it to appear on your diploma, you may request a replacement. There is a $100 (CAD) fee for this service.
A replacement diploma is as equally valid and legal as the original diploma, but it is not identical to the original. The replacement diploma includes the phrase "replaces the original diploma issued to the recipient." It also includes the date that the replacement diploma was issued as well as the date that the original degree was conferred.
Download and send us a completed Application and Affidavit For Replacement Degree. Include cheque, money order, bank draft or credit card information with your form. The affidavit portion of the form must be signed and stamped by a Commissioner of Oaths, a Justice of the Peace or a Notary Public in the city where you currently reside. Note that the Birks Student Service Centre has Commissioners of Oaths on staff should you wish to submit the documentation in person. Due to COVID-19, an appointment must be scheduled in order to process the request in person. Please see the Birks Student Service Centre page for details on booking an appointment.
Due to COVID-19, in-person pick-up is not available at this time. All replacement diplomas will be mailed at the rate of $32 CAD by Canada Post Xpresspost within Canada and the U.S. and Canada Post registered mail for international destinations. Courier service is available for an additional fee for international destinations (outside Canada and the U.S.)
Changing your legal name
Follow the procedure above and be sure to include the following documentation:
Your original diploma
Documentary proof of the change of name:
A birth certificate if born in Canada or USA
Certificate of Canadian Citizenship (both sides)
Permanent Resident Card (both sides)
Payment, either by cheque, money order, bank draft or credit card information
Concordia keeps diplomas on file for three years, after which they will be destroyed.