Certificate and Transcripts

About your certificate and transcripts

A degree certificate is the official award document, confirming your degree.

A transcript lists the titles, grades and credit values of the modules you studied and successfully completed in each academic year.

Certificates and transcripts are always posted together and are accompanied by the online Diploma Supplement.

Requesting your certificate and transcript

Please note that certificates and transcripts are not posted automatically upon completion of your award. They are only sent upon request to ensure that they are sent to your current address. You can request your certificate by completing the online certificate claim form.

Your certificate and transcript will become available for release six weeks after the date you are officially awarded. We send out batches of certificates and transcripts approximately every two weeks. Completion of the online certificate claim form will ensure that your request is added to our system and that your documents are posted as soon as they are available for release.

We will email you when your documents have been posted. All certificates and transcripts are sent by Recorded Delivery to UK addresses and will need to be signed for. If Royal Mail leave you a card, please ensure you arrange re-delivery or collection, to avoid your documents being returned to us. All overseas mail is sent by DHL.

It is your responsibility to ensure that we are updated with any changes to contact information as soon as possible. Completion of the online certificate claim form with any updated information will override your previous request and we will update your record.

For further information about when you will receive your certificate please read our Frequently Asked Questions.

How can I check how my name will appear on my certificate or transcript?

It is your responsibility to ensure that your name is correct on your student record prior to your results being processed at an award and status board. If you would like to check this at any time prior to being awarded, please email SID@northampton.ac.uk.

After your award has been officially conferred it is no longer possible to change your name. The formal conferment record holds your name as it appeared on your student record and any changes could result in your award becoming unverifiable.

If you believe that there is an error on your certificate please email certification@northampton.ac.uk with a copy of your passport which was current at the time you enrolled on your course. We will only be able to complete an official name change in exceptional circumstances.

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