The SoM Registrar’s Office contacts MD Program students who are getting ready to graduate. Look for email messages regarding your graduation status and any steps needed prior to being able to graduate.
Registration (in courses or Graduation Quarter status) is required for the term in which a student plans to graduate.
Graduation Quarter status ($150 tuition) is a special registration status for students who have completed all degree requirements and met all eligibility requirements. Review the information provided on the SoM Registrar’s Office Graduation Quarter Eligibility webpage to take necessary steps before deadlines.
Graduation Quarter status is not eligible for Financial Aid
Apply to Graduate through Axess prior to the application to graduate quarterly deadline.
Picking up a diploma on campus is no longer possible since all diplomas are mailed from offsite. Diplomas are sent by Regular First Class Domestic or International mail through the United States Postal Service (USPS) with tracking. Alumni will receive an email with their USPS tracking number. UPS expedited shipping is also available. For details, see Obtaining Your Diploma.
For Spring 2021 graduates, diplomas were mailed the week of June 28th.
The University Registrar’s Office provides MD program students with Certified Electronic Diplomas.Follow the instructions for ordering your certified diploma by reviewing the information on the Stanford CeDiploma webpage. Log on to Stanford MyLocker to order the CeDiploma.
Due to the pandemic, the SoM Registrar's Office campus location is closed. All requests for form completions and verifications should be submitted electronically by either using the Registrar's Office Request Form or by sending email to email@example.com with "SECURE:" in the subject line.
Many graduating students who are planning to continue their training through a residency program will be asked to have documents completed by school officials as part of their on-boarding process. Plan accordingly for residency program on-boarding deadlines. Residency Programs commonly will require verification of pending graduation as well as certification of MD degree conferral.
The associated residency program coordinator should be able to let you know what they will accept as official verification of your pending graduation during the time you’re waiting for your final official transcript and diploma to become available.
The SoM Registrar’s Office will assist with processing residency program on-boarding verifications and state licensure forms as needed. Use the Registrar’s Office Request Form to submit your request.
For interim verifications, a Letter of Good Standing can be requested to cover your current status as a student in good standing along with matriculation and pending graduation dates.
If a state licensure form is required, be sure to complete any student/alumni required section(s) and submit the form as an attachment to your request form. Alternatively, you can send forms as email attachments sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Secure:” included in the subject line.
Residency program forms for MD program verification can also be submitted as an attachment using the request form.
For students attending a residency program, be sure to plan for the following:
Stanford’s MD degree conferral for Spring Quarter occurs in mid-June (see Academic Calendar for exact date). Many Residency Programs will expect you to start their orientation and complete on-boarding paperwork before or at about the same time as Stanford’s graduation ceremony activities.
Final official transcripts are only available after the applicable quarter’s degree conferral date. The University degree conferral is not finalized until the conferral date.
Diplomas are not available until after the official degree conferral date.
The University Registrar and the SoM Registrar do not have access to a copy of your diploma. You must scan, take a photo, or request an electronic copy of your diploma and submit it to the SoM Registrar when requesting a certified copy for residency or state licensing applications.
Our office locations are closed due to the pandemic