Lost High School Diploma

A high school diploma is the certificate awarded to a student who has successfully completed his/ her high school education. This diploma is the minimum requirement that each individual should possess, while applying for any higher degree or job. A lost high school diploma is therefore a real problem on one’s road to a successful career. But there is no need of panic, as a lost high school diploma can be replaced with a duplicate.

There are various steps involved in requesting for the replacement of a lost high school diploma. A copy of the grade transcripts is the first essential thing to be secured before requesting for the lost diploma, since transcripts are the actual proof of graduation. In many instances, the grade transcripts are sufficient proof of the candidate having graduated. Transcripts are available for a lower fee and will be delivered in a shorter time.

The first step for the acquisition of a duplicate certificate is the submission of a written requisition letter, or properly filled duplicate request application form, to the concerned authority. The letter should include one’s full name, date of birth, date of completion of diploma including month and year, and signature. The applicant is to provide the address to which the duplicate diploma certificate should be sent.

A fee is charged for the replacement of a lost high school diploma. After this, the completely filled application and the proof of the fee payment have to be submitted to the concerned department. After verification and approval, the duplicate certificate replacing the lost high school diploma will be issued. Along with the application and letter, the high school authorities will want some tangible proof such as the copy of a driver’s license or picture identification that includes one’s birth date.

The whole process may take about three to eight weeks, as the certificate has to be ordered and printed individually.