Getting my Diploma and/or Certificate
All financial obligations to Gavilan College must be satisfied before a diploma and/or certificate can be released.
Gavilan College has contracted with Parchment to provide digital diplomas and certificates in addition to paper diplomas and select *certificates for all graduates.
Students graduating Fall 2021 and later will receive their diploma and/or certificate electronically. Students must complete a petition for graduation with their counselor. Once degrees have been processed and final grades for the graduating semester are available on the official transcript, students will receive an email notification with instructions on how to claim their digital diploma (approximately 6-8 weeks).
Your Digital Diploma or Certificate
It's fast, free, and shareable. Graduates can celebrate their accomplishment with those who supported them along the way- family, friends, and colleagues. Digital diplomas and/or certificates can be shared with potential employers to kick start the next step in a graduate's journey or career. Your digital diploma and/or certificate will always be accessible through your Parchment account and you never need to order a replacement. You can login and download or share it again and again at no cost to you.
Your digital diploma and/or certificate will be sent to your personal email address on your MyGav student portal.
Paper Diploma or Certificate
Along with your digital copy, Parchment will ship a paper copy of your diploma and *certificate through USPS (approximately 15-20 business days after receiving your Parchment email notification) to your mailing address on your shown on your MyGav student portal.
–Paper Diplomas and/or Certificates are mailed for only Associate Degrees and Certificate of Achievements awarded. *Certificate of Proficiency and Non Credit Certificate of Competency will only receive a digital certificate.–
If you have not received your diploma and/or certificate 3 months after your graduation date, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Effective March 16, 2023, Gavilan College provides Diploma and Certificate Reorders through Parchment. If your original diploma and/or certificate has been lost or damaged, if your name has changed, if you discover an error or you desire to have more than one copy, you may request a replacement through Parchment. Students may place a diploma/certificate reorder online through their Parchment account.
All duplicate diplomas/certificates are reissued in the current format and bear the signatures of the current Superintendent/President and President/Board of Trustees.
Please note, certificates earned through the Occupational or Professional Development area at Gavilan College, cannot be re-issued using this service.
Fees and Processing Times
Diplomas and Certificates are not available for pick up.
Processing Time for Replacement orders: 8-10 weeks after the order is authorized.
Fees for Replacement orders: Each replacement diploma or certificate ordered costs $35.00 per request.
How do I place an order for a replacement diploma/certificate?
Students may request a replacement through Parchment
- View this video if you've never ordered transcripts or a diploma through Parchment before. You will need to register for a New Learner Account.