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Graduate Studies

Registrar Services

McMaster’s registrar collects and holds all student records at McMaster. That means new and returning students, as well as alumni, will need services of the Registrar’s Office during their time here and beyond.

As a graduate student, some of these services will be performed at the School of Graduate Studies, while others will be completed by the Office of the Registrar. Information on this page is intended to help you navigate where you need to be.

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Transcripts Visit Registrar's Office

How to request – and read – a transcript.

Enrolment / Graduation verification Learn more

Request enrolment verification.

Degree verification Learn more

Employer, third-party and alumni degree verification.

Name change More about name changes, edits

Information on name edits and preferred and legal name changes.

McMaster Student ID card Learn more about student cards

What your student card is used for, receiving your student card or replacing a student card.


Visiting students / LOP Visit Registrar's Office

Letter of Permission for McMaster students visiting other universities or visiting students coming to McMaster.

Diploma replacement Visit Registrar's Office

Duplicate and replacement parchments, diplomas and certificates.

International fee exemptions Learn More

Who is exempt from international fees and how to apply for exemption status.

NOTE: International and domestic students pay the same tuition fees for PhD programs.

Forms and policies Learn more

Downloadable forms and links to relevant university policies for the graduate student community.