An apostille is much like an international notarization, with rules and regulations agreed upon in the Hague Convention of 1961. The apostille process serves as a way for documents to be recognized across international borders. If you are overseas and your home country requires your certified diploma or some other element of your academic record, our office can help you through this procedure.
It should be noted that in many cases when your home country requests a certified diploma, what they are actually requesting is a document certifying that you attended Illinois Institute of Technology and were awarded the degree that you claim to have been awarded.
To Request Apostille Documents
We offer the following options for satisfying an apostille certification request:
- Official Transcript: Your academic transcript lists all the subjects that you completed, the credit units for each subject, and the grades you received. It also includes your grade-point average, as well as any degrees that you have received from Illinois Tech. The transcript may satisfy the requirements of your home country.
- Degree Verification: Degree verifications are used by students and outside agencies to verify the current or past status of a student at Illinois Tech. Illinois Tech has entered into a formal agency agreement with and has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to respond to all inquiries for written verification of degrees awarded, verification of past attendance, and confirmation of current enrollment status. Illinois Tech warrants that the results of the inquiries delivered by the National Student Clearinghouse, acting as our agent, are based on our records. The National Student Clearinghouse should be considered as a primary source provider for verification of degrees and confirmation of attendance of past or present attendees of Illinois Tech, just as if the information had been provided directly by the Office of the Registrar. For further information, please visit the National Student Clearinghouse website or call the National Student Clearinghouse at 703.742.4200.
- Diploma: Illinois Tech has contracted with Parchment to provide digital and physical diplomas. One of the benefits of a digital diploma is that it is certified and signed by the university registrar, and can serve as an alternative to an apostille. Parchment Award diplomas are supporting the needs of international credentials.
Additional Assistance and Questions
You can reach the Office of the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember to include your full name and provide identifying information (student number, date of birth, etc.) when contacting our office.