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Your Certificate and Transcript

We are now sending out hardcopy documents of certificates and transcripts. We have limited access to campus to allow us to send out batches of certificates approximately every two weeks, once the documents have been produced and put through necessary quality controls. Completion of the online certificate claim form will ensure that your request is added to our system and that your documents are posted in the next relevant batch of certificates, depending on your award date. Should there be any changes to our operations due to increased restrictions or closure of operations we will notify all students with an active request.

We will email students when any documents are posted so that they are aware of when to expect them as they will need to be signed for.

Please note that 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.

Your certificate and transcript

If you are attending your graduation ceremony, your certificate will be presented to you when you cross the stage. If you are not attending your graduation ceremony or would like your certificate prior to attending, you can request for your certificate to be posted when it becomes available depending on your award date and the six week service level agreement for producing and releasing certificates. If you receive your certificate prior to attending your graduation ceremony, this will not affect any booking you have made, and you will be presented with a mock certificate when you cross the stage.

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 only sent upon request to ensure that documents are sent to your current address, they are not posted automatically if you choose not to attend your graduation ceremony.

You can request your certificate by completing the online certificate claim form.

Please note that 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.

Once your certificate has been posted it is your responsibility to ensure that it is claimed. If your certificate is lost as a result of being returned to us due to it not being collected from a collection centre, you may be required to purchase replacements.

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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