DePaul graduates who plan to work or further their education abroad may need to authenticate their degree and transcripts. This process is often referred to as an apostille, which is the legalization of a document for international use under the terms of the Hague Convention*.
The fee for an apostille is $100 and includes:
- A duplicate diploma and official transcript, which are verified as authentic and notarized
- Submission of these documents to the Illinois Secretary of State for the final step of the apostille process
- Mailing of the complete package to the designated recipient via FedEx
- Confirmation email to the student once the package has been sent
- Requests submitted by the first and third Friday of each month will be processed and mailed in 7-10 business days
Order an Apostille
*It is imperative that you verify the specific documents and authentication required by the receiving country. More information regarding authentication of American academic credentials for use abroad is available at the U.S. Department of State website
For those countries that do not recognize the Hague Convention or that do not accept the apostille, the U.S. Department of State has an Office of Authentications which can provide a federal authentication. Note: If federal authentication is required, you must be sure to request the documents be returned to you in order for you to complete the process.
Alteration or Falsification of Academic Records: Please be aware that altering, creating, otherwise falsifying or tampering with university records, or otherwise misrepresenting one’s academic accomplishments, awards or credentials could result in university sanctions including dismissal or degree revocation, or legal action. This includes, but is not limited to, altering or creating an academic transcript or diploma, and unauthorized use of university documents including letterhead.