How Do I Get a Copy of My High School Diploma?


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To obtain copies of a high school diploma, former students must contact the high school they attended and submit a request in writing, according to the Central Kitsap School District. Each high school maintains an archive of student records but must obtain identification and vital information to honor record requests.

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How Do I Get a Copy of My High School Diploma?
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Request school records and high school diplomas by submitting a letter or form that includes full name while attending the school, birth date, graduation date, and a complete name and address indicating where the diploma should be sent, according to the Central Kitsap School District. The purpose of the request must also be noted. For example, students may need a high school diploma for job verification, personal records or entrance into a higher education institution.

Students who are over 18 years of age, must sign the form. However, if the student is under 18, or legally claimed as a dependent on tax forms, a parent or guardian's signature must be present, according to Central Kitsap School District. Students can authorize colleges or universities to obtain a high school diploma if they sign a consent form. The school must present the signed consent form and a letter requesting the high school diploma on official college or university letterhead.

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