Diplomas and Transcripts
All Commencement Exercise participants are degree candidates, not certified graduates. Your diploma will be mailed to you from the Columbia Registrar’s Office as soon as your completion of degree requirements has been validated.
Diplomas will be mailed to your permanent address. If this address has changed, please update your information by selecting the “Personal” option in VIP. Spring 2013 graduates may expect to receive their diplomas in August. Your diploma will indicate the degree you are receiving and your transcript will list your degree along with all majors and minors.
By University policy, diplomas and transcripts will be held if all financial obligations to the University of South Carolina have not been properly satisfied. If you are unsure whether you have an unsatisfied debt, call the Bursar's Office at 843-208-8008.
To order an official transcript log on to VIP, complete a Transcript Request, and pay the non-refundable processing fee. All USC-system transcripts are issued by the Columbia campus; contact the USC Columbia Office of the Registrar (email "registrar.sc.edu" or call 803-777-5555) for more information. You may also print out an unofficial copy of your transcript via VIP; this will display your awarded degree once it has been posted.