View Text Only Version


Electronic Diplomas

Contact Us  


Kershner Student Service Center
25 University Ave
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-3541
Fax: 610-436-2370

NOTICE: WCU email is our primary and official form of communication.

Transfer Credits:

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 8am-4:30pm
Wed: 9am-4:30pm

Staff Directory

Certified Electronic Diplomas (CeDiplomas)

Available for the May 2015 and AFTER graduating classes!

A CeDiploma is an official, portable, and verifiable electronic version of your West Chester University paper diploma. For $8.95, students have the option of purchasing a CeDiploma when their paper diploma is issued.

  • More than a paper diploma, the CeDiploma holds your 12-digit CeDiD which can be validated through our university website.
  • It's an invaluable tool as you enter the job market. You can show your CeDiD on your resume to highlight your achievement and link to our validation page to expedite the verification process for potential employers.
  • You can proudly share with family and friends and upload to LinkedIn, as well as share via email and social media.
  • It's portable on your phone and can be saved to all your devices.
  • It's absolute proof of your academic achievement.
Student VideoPlay video

Graduates will still have a paper diploma mailed to them. Once printed and mailed, an email is sent to the student’s WCU email account. The email serves as notification the diploma is on its way and that the CeDiploma is available for purchase and download.

How Do I Order and Download a CeDiploma?

At this time, only May 2015 and AFTER graduates will be able to reserve or purchase a CeDiploma in myWCU.

The cost is $8.95 and you can make multiple copies of the file on all your devices (e.g., computer, tablet, smartphone).

To Order in myWCU

Orders: When you receive the email stating your paper diploma has been mailed, you will then be able to purchase and download your CeDiploma. Upon receipt of that email, a CeDiploma link will be available in your myWCU account. Click on that link and follow the ordering instructions.

Reservations: If you are eligible for a CeDiploma, you will have the option to reserve a CeDiploma in myWCU. Making a reservation does not obligate you to purchase. You will be asked to provide your preferred contact information. When your CeDiploma is available for purchase, after your degree has been conferred, you will be notified.


Downloading your CeDiploma

After ordering, you have 90 days to download as many times as you'd like without having to repay. After 90 days, you will need to pay the $8.95 fee again.

How Do I Validate a CeDiploma from West Chester University?

A West Chester University CeDiploma can be validated online one of two ways:

  • West Chester University CeDiploma Validation Page: This page will allow you to enter the 12-digit CeDiDTM, found in the upper corner of the CeDiploma, along with the first, two letters of the first name of the alum as it appears on the Diploma.
WCU Electronic Diploma Validation  
  • Digital Signature: All electronic diplomas from West Chester University have been digitally signed by CeCredential Trust and therefore contain special characteristics. When the document is viewed through Adobe Reader versions 9.0 or higher or through Adobe Acrobat versions 9.0 or higher, it will reveal that a Digital Signature has been applied to the document.

    Adobe Reader and Acrobat use a blue ribbon across the top of the document to indicate document authenticity and validity.

    Attention Mac users: When viewing an official electronic diploma from West Chester University, the software utilizes Adobe’s secure certified PDF technology and therefore may only be viewed using the free Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat 7.0 or higher. The default Mac preview application will not display the document correctly.
WCU Electronic Diploma Signature  

How Secure is the CeDiploma?

For more information on digital signatures, authentication, and validation, see section on "How Do I Validate a CeDiploma from West Chester University?"

Back to top of page.