Claim Your Digital Diploma or Certificate of Achievement
Starting with Spring 2022 graduates, Foothill College has partnered with Parchment to provide a digital version of your diploma or certificate of achievement. This makes it easy to share your accomplishments with family, friends and potential employers.
Upon completion of your degree, you will receive an email to electronically ‘Claim’ your diploma or certificate of achievement. You can log in to your Parchment account at any time to share your diploma again and again. You will then have permanent online access to your digital diploma or certificate of achievement.
Digital Diploma or Certificate of Achievement Benefits
A digital diploma is an official, highly secure, electronic version of your official Foothill College diploma/certificate and can serve as official proof of graduation. The document’s authenticity will be verified each time it is accessed.
Get Your Digital Diploma or Certificate of Achievement
Four weeks after your degree is awarded, you will receive a firstname.lastname@example.org email from Parchment.
Follow these 3 simple steps to get your diploma:
- Click on the link in your email
- Create a password, and
- Share your digital diploma or certificate of achievement on Facebook, LinkedIn or download a secure PDF for later.
How to Video
Physical Diploma or Certificate of Achievement
Physical "print" versions of diplomas and certificates of achievement are available to all current and past Foothill College students. For more information and/or to submit a request, please use the following online form: Physical Diploma/CEA Online Form
If you have any holds on your Foothill account, you must resolve those holds before receiving your digital diploma.
However, you can still request an unofficial transcript and/or an enrollment verification letter while paying off any outstanding balances.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which email is my diploma sent to?
- Your digital diploma will be sent to the email address on file in MyPortal.
How do I check and update my email address in MyPortal?
- Log into MyPortal
- From left menu, select Apps > Student Registration
- Under My Profile, select Update My Personal Information
- Click View Email Addresses
- Click Update Email Addresses if it is different than the email you are currently using.
I just applied for graduation. When will I receive my digital diploma?
- Allow 6 weeks after the term ends to receive your digital diploma.
I just received the email from Parchment. What do I do now?
- Click on the link in your email.
- Create a password, and
- Share your digital diploma on Facebook, LinkedIn, or download a secure PDF for later.
What can I do with my digital diploma?
- Celebrate with friends and family
- View or download a verifiable copy of your diploma
- Share with employers for degree verification
- Use as an alternative to an apostille
I graduated but have a hold. When will I get my diploma?
- Your digital diploma will not be released until your hold is cleared.
- Once your hold is cleared, email email@example.com.
- Once confirmed, allow 2 weeks to receive your digital diploma using the email address on file in MyPortal.
- Physical diplomas are only available when requested using the Physical Diploma/CEA online request form.
- Please allow up to 8 weeks to process request, not including shipping time.
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