Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates


Your credential

Credentials are your degree, diploma or certificate.

Your name

The name that appears on your credential is the name on our computer system and should be your legal name. If your name on the system is incorrect or your name has changed, the following documentation is required in the Office of the Registrar:

  1. a copy of your marriage certificate or divorce decree (if change is a result of change in marital status) plus one additional piece of current government-issued identification with your new name on it OR
  2. a copy of one (1) piece of current government photo identification (e.g. driver's licence, health card)

In order to ensure your proper name is printed on your certificate/diploma, please submit this documentation before the end of your graduating term.

Receiving your credential

Digital credentials:

New graduates will receive an email to their personal email address from with instructions on how to download a digital copy of their credential a day before their graduation ceremony. 

Printed credentials:

Printed credentials are not available until after your Graduation ceremony date. To request a copy you will need to complete the Credential Request form. Past graduates will be contacted by our Graduation Team to arrange payment for a duplicate credential. Please note that credentials for past graduates are only held on file for one year.

Proof of graduation status/transcript

If you have completed your studies and require proof of your status before your graduation or for employment or education purposes, please visit the Grades and Transcripts webpage for details on how to view and or request your transcripts.

Credential frames and other Fanshawe memorabilia

Credential frames and other Fanshawe College memorabilia are available for purchase at the graduation ceremony and the Fanshawe College Clothing Store located at D1042. For more information, please call 519-452-4252 or visit Fanshawe Retail Services.