A Statement of Degree is a good-faith letter indicating your anticipated graduation date. Most employers and graduate schools will accept a Statement of Degree until your degree is cleared and posted on the transcript. The Office of the Registrar issues Statements of Degree only for undergraduate students.

A Statement of Degree is generated by the Office of the Registrar for undergraduate students who are in one of the below circumstances:

  • The student is registered for the final courses necessary to meet all degree requirements.
  • The student has already met all degree requirements and is awaiting the formal degree award.
  • The student has already graduated and needs a letter from the Office of the Registrar to verify that they have graduated from OSU.A $15 fee will be charged. This service is offered for only 30 days after the degree has been awarded, after which time the Verifying Your Degree process is available. If your statement of degree is a specialized request that requires extended research or document compilation, you will be charged $25 for the request.

Students who are not currently registered for the final courses necessary to meet all degree requirements are not eligible to receive a statement of degree from the Office of the Registrar.

Requests for Statement of Degree will be processed within 5 business days.

To request your statement of degree:

  • Click this link, which will take you directly to Online Services. You will need to log in with your OSU credentials.
  • Click the “Initiate Request” button.
  • Once the request is initiated, you will receive an email at your OSU email account with instructions on how to complete your request via DocuSign. If you are not logged into DocuSign, you will be prompted to log in.
  • You will be directed to a DocuSign page where you will click “Continue” to fill out the form. The “Other Actions” drop down allows you to “Finish Later,” saving the request to your account to return to later, or to “Decline to Sign,” which will cancel the request. If you decline to sign, you will be required to provide a reason for declining the request.
  • All personal information fields will be populated by the system. You are able to change your contact phone number, but all other fields are locked from editing.
  • You will be required to enter your college degree and major, and term and year of anticipated degree. You will also be required to choose how you wish to receive the statement of degree.
    • If directly to a future employer or graduate school, please provide the name and mailing address.
    • If directly to you, please provide your mailing address.
    • If directly to you/future employer or graduate school by email, please provide the email address(es) that you would like us to send it to.
  • To submit the request, click “Sign.”
  • Requests will be processed by the Degree Completion Team within five business days and will be provided to you depending on the delivery method you selected. Those who have selected to receive it via email will receive a copy of the request and the statement of degree as an attachment in the confirmation email.

Students have 30 days after degree conferral to request a Statement of Degree. Your student account will be charged $15 if the request is made after the degree is conferred. After 30 days, you should visit the Verify Your Degree site for options to confirm your degree. Note: If you would like to wait for our office to process your request for a Statement of Degree until after your final grades post, please request your Statement of Degree after your final grades have posted.