Corrected Diploma FAQ 

Due to an oversight, Anna Maria College diplomas issued for Summer and Fall 2017 and Spring and Summer 2018 include an outdated signature. Anna Maria is seeking current mailing information for graduates who received one of these diplomas in order to mail a corrected diploma. Please submit a current mailing address (via New Diploma Order form) so we can send you a corrected diploma. See the following FAQ to answer questions you may have about the error on the diploma you received. What is the nature of the error on diplomas issued for this time period?
The Board of Trustees elected the current Chair, John J. Spillane Esq., in July 2017. Due to an error, the current Chair’s signature was not updated on diplomas issued to students who earned a degree during Summer and Fall 2017 and Spring and Summer 2018.


Does this affect my graduation status?
This error on the diploma does not affect your graduation status or the status of the degree which you earned. The diploma is a commemoration of your achievement. Official certification of your degree is made only through the official transcript or through the certification service of the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC).


How do I get a new diploma with the correct signature?
Please fill in the New Diploma Order form with a mailing address to which we can send your corrected diploma. This mailing address will be used only for the purpose of mailing your corrected diploma; the address will not be used for any other purpose, nor will it be given to anyone outside of those responsible for mailing the corrected diploma. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of the corrected diploma.


What happens if I do nothing, or if I do not order a corrected diploma? Will my degree still be valid?
Whether you order a corrected diploma or not, your degree remains valid. The diploma is a commemoration of your achievement. Official certification of your degree is made only through the official transcript or through the certification service of the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC).


Is the diploma a legal document?
The diploma is not a legal document. It is a commemoration of your achievement in earning a degree. Official certification of your degree is made only through the official transcript or through the certification service of the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC).


I’m an international student who may be asked to show my diploma as proof of my degree. Which diploma should I use?
Although the original diploma has a different signature for the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, it nonetheless represents a commemoration of your degree. There is no legal difference between the original diploma and the corrected diploma. Official certification of your degree is made only through the official transcript or through the certification service of the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC). We recommend that you order the corrected diploma.


When can I expect to receive my new diploma?
Corrected diplomas should be available to mail out beginning in March. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of the corrected diploma.

 

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