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The completed replacement diploma application is required, along with any of the requirements stated below that are pertinent to the particular case.

Degrees – Reissuing – no duplicates reissued unless:


  • Requires proof, a written affidavit from a lawyer, notary or court clerk, attesting to the fact that it has been lost, stolen or destroyed.
  • Requires a certified cheque or money order made out to Bishop’s University in the amount of $56.95 Canadian.


  • Legal name change
    • requires written affidavit and the original diploma returned.
    • charges apply as per #2 above.
  • Due to marital status –  returning to maiden name
    • the original must be returned to Bishop’s.
    • charges apply as per #2 above.
  • Damaged diploma
    • must be returned to the University.
    • charges apply as per #2 above.
  • Minor change or mistake – verify that the name is legal and not a nickname, etc.
    • usually these will occur shortly after Convocation
    • the original diploma must be returned to Bishop’s
    • replacement costs will be charged if a new one has to be printed; verify costs at the time with the Registrar’s Office.
    • if error has been made through the University, the diploma will be replaced at no cost to the graduate.


The new diploma requires the wording “This is a copy of a diploma granted on [date of the convocation at which the diploma was originally awarded]” and “Printed on [date of printing]” written under the signatures.

A red seal is attached and the University crest is pressed on top of it.

The signatures of the Chancellor and the Registrar will be of the persons presently in office.

Send the necessary information for obtaining a new diploma to:

Bishop’s University
2600 College Street
Sherbrooke, Québec
J1M 1Z7
Attn: The Records Office

For questions:


819-822-9600 ext. 2237