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Diplomas & Apostilles

Diplomas are awarded at the College Commencement in May and may be picked up directly after the ceremony in the Berman Student Center.  The May Commencement ceremony includes all graduation dates: August, January and May. If you are unable to attend Commencement, diplomas may be picked up in the Registrar's Office in Rm. BR-113 in Brownson Hall during business hours. You MUST bring a form of picture identification with you. 

Diploma Pick Up by Third Parties:

To have someone else pick up your diploma by proxy, we require written consent from the student ("proxy letter"). Please submit to the Registrar's Office a proxy letter prepared by you identifying the person by FULL NAME who will be receiving your diploma, your student ID number, your maiden name or name used while in attendance (if applicable), your graduation year and a copy of your current photo ID (Mville ID, current driver's license, passport, etc.). Sign the letter with your full penned signature. Proxy letters with signatures may be faxed or emailed as scanned attachments. Emails or faxes of proxy letters without penned signatures will NOT BE ACCEPTED!

Diploma Mailing To Domestic and Foreign Recipients:

A Manhattanville diploma is a valuable document. To ensure that a diploma reaches its proper owner, the College requires that all diplomas be sent requesting proof of delivery and signature upon receipt:

* Domestic Delivery (50 states & territories): Diplomas will be sent using the US Postal Service's certified mail service with return receipt. Recipients will be asked to sign for their diploma upon delivery. Postage costs for standard DOMESTIC delivery only are covered by the College.

* Express Domestic & Overseas Delivery: All costs for express mail service requests or courier services to international locations (regardless of carrier) will be the responsibility of the diploma recipient. Parties must make prior arrangements with a carrier, arrange payment and then provide the Registrar's Office with package pickup instructions. Diplomas are placed in a cardboard envelope for protection. Contact the Office for further details.

Replacement Diplomas:

Replacement diplomas are available for those that have been lost or destroyed at a charge of $35.00.  Allow 4 to 6 weeks for processing.  The $35.00 charge covers the diploma cost and DOMESTIC mailing only (return receipt requested). International mailing costs are additional and will be billed to the diploma purchaser's credit card. A delivery quote will be provided and MUST be authorized before the diploma is released for international delivery. Please submit a request to the Registrar's Office in writing with your degree date, degree, CURRENT mailing address, signature and check for payment to Manhattanville College. You will be contacted when the replacement is ready.

Obtaining an Apostille of the Hague:

An "Apostille" is an internationally recognized document certification, developed so official documents can be reliably shared and certified across international boundaries.  The Apostille's legal and procedural foundations were established by the Hague Convention of 1961. In New York, the Apostille of the Hague process is managed by the Department of State.  Students will work with the Registrar's Office, the County Clerk and the Department of State to receive authentication.

For Apostille instructions, click HERE