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Diploma Information

Conferral of Degrees

Cedar Crest College will confer degrees and certificates 3 times a year. Typically one week after conferral, the Registrar’s Office will order physical diplomas to be sent to graduating students at their home address on file. Students can expect to receive their diplomas or certificates roughly 4-6 weeks after the Registrar has placed an order. Note: diplomas are not produced on campus.

Diploma Sizes

Every graduate who participates in the commencement ceremony will receive a cover for their diploma. Students who do not participate in the ceremony may still receive one by picking one up from the Registrar’s Office.

ProgramDegree Size
Certificate8.5 x 11
Bachelor’s Degree (BA & BS)11 x 14
Bachelor’s Degree (BSN)11 x 14
Master’s Degree11 x 14
Doctoral Degree14 x 17

Replacement Diploma Requests

Cedar Crest College offers our graduates the ability to order a replacement copy of their diploma or certificate. Fees may apply for expedited shipping requests.

Order a Replacement Diploma

Certified Electronic Diplomas

Graduating students will also receive access to a Certified Electronic Diploma (CeD). CeD’s are highly secure and encrypted electronic copies of your official diploma. This portable and verifiable electronic version of your accomplishment can be shared with employers and requestors. CeD’s are not able to be printed or downloaded.

Graduates prior to January 2024 can request access to their electronic diplomas by selecting the option in the replacement diploma ordering portal.

Key Benefits

More than a paper credential

  • An official, portable and verifiable electronic version of your accomplishment that can be shared for a lifetime!

Different from a transcript

  • Unlimited sharing with employers, family, friends and social media.
  • Similar value as a transcript as proof of education, but shows only the important details.
  • Simple for employers and organizations to read and understand.

Better than an eDiploma

Enhances your resume

  • Expedite the verification process by providing your CeDiD and validation URL on your resume.

*CeDiD (Certified Electronic Document Identifier)

Highly Secure

Each CeDiploma and/or CeCertificate can be independently validated here by future employers, State Government Licensing Agencies and any other entity that wishes to validate your achievement.

The document is digitally signed and encrypted, providing greater trust and acceptance.

For security reasons, the electronic credential cannot be printed.

Note: A credential may not be available for all conferral dates.

For additional information about the Certified Electronic Credential and its features, please visit

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How to Access Your Digital Diploma or Certificate

You will receive an email with a link to download your credential when it is available from our trusted partner, CeCredential Trust®️. To request a new download link, please use the CeCredential Trust site to resend the link.