Replacement or Duplicate Diplomas

You may request, in writing, a duplicate diploma to replace an original that has been lost or damaged, to reflect a legal name change, or to have more than one copy to display. The duplicate will carry the signatures of the officials in office at the time of reissue and will display the following statement on its face: “Duplicate”

The cost for each duplicate diploma or certificate is $30. We accept check or credit card. The credit card information we will need is as follows: Name on the card, Credit Card number, three digit Security code (from the back of the card), and the address the card is billed to. Please allow up to 4 weeks for processing.

To request a duplicate diploma or certificate, submit a letter to the Office of the Registrar including the following:

  • Name and address to which the replacement diploma should be mailed
  • Name under which you attended (if different)
  • Current phone number and email
  • Approximate graduation date
  • Degree and major
  • Your signature and the date
  • Enclosed check or credit card information for $30

If you are requesting your diploma to be sent outside the United States, please contact us at bcregistrar@benedictine.edu for information about shipping costs.

If requesting a name change, you must additionally submit appropriate documentation.  A copy of any one of the following may serve as documentation:

  • Current driver’s license
  • Social Security card
  • Court order
  • Marriage license
  • Dissolution decree
  • Current passport
  • Official proof of identity, certified by U.S. embassy abroad or by appropriate foreign embassy in the U.S.

Diploma Translation

Starting with the sesquicentennial year graduating class (2009), diplomas are printed in Latin. The translation into English is as follows:

Benedictine College
Send greetings in the Lord to all who see this diploma.
We, the President and the Board of Directors,
on the recommendation of the Dean and the Faculty of our College
certify that
has attained the degree of
with all the rights and privileges belong to that degree.
In witness whereof we have signed our names and affixed the
Seal of the College to this diploma at Atchison, Kansas,
on the ___ day of ___ in the year of our Lord ___.

Contact Us

Office of Academic Records & Registration
Benedictine College
1020 N. 2nd St.
Atchison, KS 66002
(913) 360-7550