Diploma Corrections

If there is an error on your diploma (name misspelled, honors listed incorrectly, etc.), please follow one of the procedures below:

A. Bring your diploma to:

Office of Commencement and Special Events
1060 Blankenship Hall
901 Woody Hayes Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

You will be asked to fill out a form regarding the correction to be made.

B. Mail your diploma, without the diploma cover, with a detailed note including your name, telephone number, mailing address and the correction to be made, to:

Office of Commencement and Special Events
1060 Blankenship Hall
901 Woody Hayes Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

If your name is listed incorrectly on your diploma (nickname instead of formal name, middle initial instead of middle name, etc.):

1. Verify that your name is listed on your academic record as you would like it to appear on your diploma. Click here for directions on how to check your name. (Note: You must be a candidate to graduate to check your name in this manner).

2. If the name in Buckeye Link is incorrect, submit a "Request for Change of Record" form along with appropriate documentation verifying your name change to the Student Service Center, located at 281 West Lane Avenue. (Note: Name changes entered in the Student Center through BuckeyeLink will NOT change the name printed on your diploma). Diploma changes cannot be made until your name is listed properly on your academic record.

3. After the "Request for Change of Record" form has been submitted, return to Buckeye Link to verify the name change has been made. It may take a few days before the change appears in the system.

Once the name change is confirmed, please follow one of the procedures below:

A. Bring your diploma to:

Office of Commencement and Special Events
1060 Blankenship Hall
901 Woody Hayes Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

You will be asked to fill out a form regarding the correction to be made.

B. Mail your diploma, without the diploma cover, with a detailed note including your name, telephone number, mailing address and the correction to be made, to:

Office of Commencement and Special Events
1060 Blankenship Hall
901 Woody Hayes Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

Diplomas will be corrected for one semester following commencement. After this time period, diplomas must be corrected at the graduate's expense.