Diploma Information

Name Printed on Diploma

The full legal name of the graduate, as it is on record at the Delgado Community College, will be printed on the diploma.  However, after submitting their application, a student may check the name on record that will be printed on their diploma by going to the "View Application to Graduate" link in LoLA (Delgado’s online student portal) Academic Profile tab>View Application to Graduate.

When a student applies to graduate online via LoLA (before deadline), they will be shown on the application exactly how their name will be printed on the diploma.  If the name shown is not correct or needs to be changed (i.e., due to change in legal name, missing middle name or suffix, or other error) the student must email the Office of the Registrar for assistance in correcting the information. But, go ahead and submit application anyway to meet the deadline. In most cases, an official Name Change Form will be required on or before the last day in the month of April for May graduation and November for December graduation.  Any changes made after those deadlines will have to order a replacement diploma, and pay the $50 required fee.

Programs with Concentrations:

Concentrations are not printed on the diploma, but are printed on the official academic transcript.


Diplomas are signed** by the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, Chair of the Board of Supervisors, and the President of LCTCS

**Facsimile signatures printed on each diploma.

Past Due Balances and Diplomas:

Diplomas will not be issued for graduates who have outstanding financial obligation to the College. Please check your LoLA (Delgado’s online student portal) account or contact the Bursar's Office if you have questions about balances or financial holds on your record. 

Students are responsible for notifying the Office of the Registrar (registrar@dcc.edu) when a past due balance has been resolved for release of diploma.

Distribution (Mailing, Emailing and Texting):

Digital diplomas will be released on the day of graduation via e-mail and text to the preferred email and cellular phone on file. Diplomas will be mailed directly from Parchment to the diploma mailing address listed on the Graduation Application 15 to 20 days following degree conferral excluding weekends and holidays. 

Students should make sure that their account is current and that their Diploma Mailing Address (as listed on your Graduation Application) is correct and accurate in LoLA (Delgado’s online student portal). This address should be an address where the graduate can receive mail up to 6 weeks after graduation. 

Please Note: Students will be able to confirm the Diploma Mailing Address to ship their paper diploma or certificate in the seventy-two hours after it is issued via Parchment portal. 

Diploma Problems:

If any of the following are applicable, please contact Parchment directly diplomaprints@parchment.com for assistance. 

  • you did not receive your diploma; or your diploma arrived damaged.

Please note: You have one year after the initial issuing to request a reprint if not received. 

Duplicate Diploma:

To request a duplicate diploma please complete the following steps:

  1. Print and complete the form below.
  2. Include the $50.00 processing fee by attaching a cashier’s check or money order to your form. Neither cash nor temporary or personal checks will be accepted.
  3. You may submit your request in person at the Registrar’s Office located in Building. 2, Room 202W or by mailing your form to:

Delgado Community College
Attn: Office of the Registrar
615 City Park Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119

Duplicate diplomas will use the format in effect at the time the degree was conferred if the format is still available.  If all of the signatures of the appropriate personnel from that year are not available, the duplicate diploma will bear a combination of old and new signatures.  "Duplicate" will be printed on the diploma.

Note: The normal processing time is 6-8 weeks.