UMass Boston


Campus Center, 4th Floor
UMass Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125

Phone:  617.287.6200
Fax: 617.287.6242

Diplomas & Certified Electronic Credentials

UMass Boston issues paper and Certified Electronic Diplomas (CeDiploma) diplomas & Post Master's Certificates/Certificates of Advanced Graduate Study (CeCertificate) after a degree has been awarded. Paper diplomas & digital credentials are created together.

Paper Diplomas: Are mailed via United States Postal Service (USPS) Ground Shipping to the diploma/mailing address listed in WISER as of your degree date*; tracking information is not available

  • *Address updates must be made in WISER before your degree date (5/31, 8/31,12/31).In the event that is not possible, please contact the graduation team with your circumstances.
    • If you have moved since your degree date, please contact the US Post Office to ensure your mail is correctly forwarded.

CeDiploma/CeCertificate:You will receive an invitation email with a link to download your digital credential from our trusted partner, CeCredential Trust® approximately 6 weeks after your graduation date. The link in the invitation email will expire after 14 days, if yours expires you can resend yourself a new invitation.

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Special Notes about Paper Diplomas & CeDiploma/CeCertificate:

How to Access Your Digital Diploma or Certificate:

You will receive an email with a link to download your credential when it is available from our trusted partner, CeCredential Trust®. To request a new download link, please use the CeCredential Trust site to resend the link.

You can expect to receive your diplomas according to the schedule below.

Degree Date Diplomas Ordered US Paper Delivery &
CeCredential Available
International Paper Delivery
December 31 Late January Mid-February Late March
May 31 Late June Mid-July Late August
August 31 Late September Mid-October Late November

CeCredential Overview

Key Benefits

  • More than a paper credential

    • An official, secure and verifiable PDF version of your accomplishment!
  • Different from a transcript

    • Unlimited sharing with family, friends, employers and social media.
    • Proof of education with only the important details.
    • Simple for employers to read and understand.
  • Better than an eDiploma

  • Enhances your resume

    • ​​​​​Expedite the verification process by providing your CeDiD and validation URL on your resume.
    • *CeDiD (Certified Electronic Document Identifier)
  • Highly Secure

    • Each CeDiploma and/or CeCertificate can be independently validated here by future employers, State Government Licensing Agencies and any other entity that wishes to validate your achievement.
    • The document is digitally signed and encrypted, providing greater trust and acceptance.
    • For security reasons, the electronic credential cannot be printed.

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Campus Center, 4th Floor
UMass Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125

Phone:  617.287.6200
Fax: 617.287.6242