Apostille/Degree Authentication

Authentication Certificates for academic records are handled by the Secretary of State of California in Sacramento. The process starts by ordering a duplicate diploma. The university orders diplomas at the beginning of each month and they are received in approximately 6-8 weeks.  Once we receive the diploma, the requested documents notarized.  They are then sent to Sacramento along with a check for their fee for the service, $20/document.  Once we have received them from the Secretary of State, we will check all documents and send them to their final mailing destination. The process can take up to 4 months from the time payment is received.

Here is a link to information from the Secretary of States website regarding degree authentication (previously Apostille) for your reference.  http://www.sos.ca.gov/notary/authentication/


$80 – One Document (ex: diploma or transcript)

$110 – Two Documents (ex: diploma and a transcript)

$30 – An additional document (ex: each additional diploma(s) or transcript(s)) 


Ready to begin?

  1. Complete the Request Form.
  2. If you are requesting a diploma, complete the Diploma Request – Complete the form for each diploma being requested (i.e. submit one request for a Bachelor’s diploma and one request for a Master’s diploma).
  3. You will receive a confirmation email from the Office of the Registrar, which will include your total fees.
  4. Submit payment with Student Accounts at 909-448-4060.
  5. Your documents will be ordered, and we will begin the process.

All fees must be paid in advance to begin the process.