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Graduation Award Document Reissues

A graduation award document is an official university-issued document. As such, only one original award document may exist and it must reflect your true and correct personal legal/official name.

All reissued (Replacement or Amended) award documents will be produced using current Ryerson University graphics, printing standards and signatures. Graduates from Ryerson Polytechnic University, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute or Ryerson Institute of Technology will also have their graduation award document reissued under the name of Ryerson University.

Your name, as it appears on your official Ryerson University student record, will be the name that will be printed onto your reissued award document. Should you wish to make changes to your name, please see Identity Management and Personal Info.

A reissued graduation award document will only be released upon return and receipt (by Ryerson University) of your originally issued Ryerson University graduation award document or of the completed Statutory Declaration – Justification for Reissued Award Document form (see Graduation Award Document Reissue Application).

How to Submit Your Request 

  • Graduates who wish to have their original award document reissued must submit the PDF fileGraduation Award Document Reissue Application
  • The fee is $70 (subject to change)
  • Completed applications must be mailed to: Curriculum Advising, POD355, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2K3, Canada or faxed to the ServiceHub at 416-979-8097

Your record will be reviewed to confirm your graduation status and, if eligible a replacement document will be produced. This process can take up to 8 to 10 weeks.

 Please Note:

Reissued award documents may be forwarded to you by courier (at your expense) or will be held at Ryerson University for pick-up in person.

Reissued award documents that are not retrieved (couriered or picked up) within one year of the date of the reissue date, will be destroyed. This includes any documents that may have been couriered by request but are returned by the courier to Ryerson University as being undeliverable.

Reason for request:

  • Lost or damaged your original award graduation document (diploma/degree/certificate)
  • You have had a legal name change since the time you graduated

If the request is due to a legal/official name change and you want this name to appear on the re-issued award document, you must submit proper documentation to substantiate the name change. Please refer to the PDF fileGraduation Award Document Reissue Application for instructions.

A replacement document is regarded as an original award document. The document will indicate the original conferred date and the replacement reissued date with the statement: “issued to replace original.”

For example:

June 2005
Issued to replace original August 2014

Reason for request:  

  • Have your award document amended to reflect the new program credential of the program from which you graduated (for example, you graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Arts that has since changed to a Bachelor of Arts).

    OR
  • Have your award document reissued under the name of Ryerson University (applies to all alumni who graduated from Ryerson Institute of Technology, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute or Ryerson Polytechnic University).

An amended document is regarded as an original award document which will reflect the updated degree designation and/ or program name.

An amended award document will only be issued if eligibility requirements are met. For more information on eligibility criteria, please call 416-979-5151 or email gradinfo@ryerson.ca.  

It will indicate the original conferred date and the amended reissued date with the statement: “issued to replace original.”

For example:

June 2005
Issued to replace original August 2014

If you are not eligible for an amendment, you will receive a Replacement document (see above definition) of your original award. Your original award document will not be returned.

Exception: If you are a graduate of the Bachelor of Applied Arts - Food and Nutrition program, please refer to the PDF fileBachelor of Science Degree Designation Amendment for details.

Ryerson University has approved the use of the Honours degree designation for 18 undergraduate programs. As a graduate of one of these programs, you may be eligible to request that your graduation award document be amended to reflect the new degree designation.

Eligibility for Amendment:

If you graduated with one of the degrees/majors listed below, as of Spring (June) 2011 or later, you are eligible to submit a request to have your degree amended to reflect the change in your degree designation.

For example, if your graduation award document now indicates you graduated with a:

Bachelor of Science

It will be amended to instead indicate that you graduated with a:

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Honours designations have been approved for the following:

  • Faculty of Science
    New degree designation: Bachelor of Science (Honours)


    • Biology
    • Biomedical Science
    • Financial Mathematics
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Medical Physics
  • Faculty of Arts
    New degree designation: Bachelor of Arts (Honours)


    • Arts and Contemporary Studies
    • Criminology
    • English
    • Environment and Urban Sustainability
    • Geographic Analysis
    • History
    • Language and Intercultural Relations
    • Philosophy
    • Politics and Governance
    • Public Administration and Governance
  • Faculty of Communication and Design
    New degree designation: Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

    • Professional Communication
  • Ted Rogers School of Management
    New degree designation: Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

    • Hospitality and Tourism Management

Reason for request:

  • Have your award document amended to reflect the new program credential of the program from which you graduated (for example, you graduated with a Bachelor of Science as of Spring (June) 2011 or later, which has since changed to a Bachelor of Science (Honours).

An amended document is regarded as an original award document which will reflect the updated degree designation and/ or program name.

An amended award document will only be issued if eligibility requirements are met. For more information on eligibility criteria, please call 416-979-5151 or email gradinfo@ryerson.ca.

It will indicate the original conferred date and the amended reissued date with the statement: “issued to replace original.”

For example:

June 2011
Issued to replace original August 2018

If you are not eligible for an amendment, you will receive a Replacement document (see above definition) of your original award. Your original award document will not be returned.

Reason for request:

  • Require only a certified photocopy of your original graduation award document
  • Photocopy must be certified by Ryerson University as a true photocopy of the original document

To obtain certified photocopies of an award document, you must make photocopies of your original award document and bring the copies you wish to have certified, with your original document, to the Registrar's Office: ServiceHub (POD150). Please refer to Request a Letter for more information.