A graduate who has lost or damaged a college diploma can usually purchase a replacement one from the school directly; depending on the college, the request may be submitted online or sent in through the mail. Some schools only accept checks and money orders for mailed in requests. Furthermore, schools usually don't keep duplicate copies on file, so the reprinting process can take up to several weeks.
When requesting a replacement diploma, the student usually has to include information to the school for identity verification. Some items include the student's Social Security number, date of birth, first term of attendance and degree program name. Schools usually only allow requests for lost or damaged diplomas, and the student may have to submit a notarized statement contesting the diploma was damaged or lost.