Apostille Information

If you require an Apostille for your diploma or transcript, our office can supply a notarized letter which attests to the authenticity of your Harvey Mudd College documents. Visit California Secretary of State website for information on obtaining an Apostille in California. Visit the Apostille US website for general information on the Apostille requirements.

To obtain the materials you need from our office for your Authentication Certificate:

  1. Send an email to registrar@hmc.edu to start the process.
  2. If you need a notarized letter which attests to the authenticity of your diploma, you will need to mail the original diploma to our office (Office of the Registrar 301 Platt Blvd. Claremont, CA 91711). If you do not have your diploma, you will need to request a replacement diploma.
  3. If you need a notarized letter which attests to the authenticity of your transcript, you will need to order one through Parchment. Be sure to select “Paper Transcript – Pickup” as the delivery method.
  4. Include instructions on how you would like us to issue the documents by filling out and submitting the Enrollment Verification form. If you want them mailed, please provide the name and full postal address of your recipient. If you want to pick up your documents in person, let us know if you will pick them up yourself or the name/organization of the third party that will pick them up for you. If you are not able to find a proxy, you can search for an Apostille Service online; we do not recommend any specific services.

We will issue the documents to you or to your proxy with the notarized letters attached, or mail them to the address you specify. You or your proxy may then convey the documents to the California Secretary of State to obtain the Authentication Certificate. Upon receipt of all the necessary documents and information, we are normally able to complete our portion of the process within five business days (this does not include the diploma order processing time).