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Apostilles

An authentication or legalization of a document, sometimes called an apostille, is needed for documents that you plan to use in a foreign country.

To be considered an apostille, a document first has to be notarized by a Colorado notary public or certified by Vital Records or the county, certifying that it is the original document or a copy of the original document. It is then sent to the Secretary of State to authenticate the document.

There’s more on the Colorado Secretary of State website.

To Obtain an Apostille of a Diploma

  1. Place your diploma order on the Parchment exchange website
    • If you have not already created an account, please click on Create Account.
    • Red asterisked items must match exactly in order to verify your identity within our system. All other items will be used to authenticate your identity. Please complete the entire form. Email Address and Password are required to create an account.  If you have created an account for Transcript orders it will be the same log in and password. You'll need your Bear Number. If you do not know it,  you can look up your Bear Number.
    • Apostille diplomas bear the statement "Reissued Diploma" and are signed by the current signatories
  2. After you have placed the order please contact graduation@unco.edu or 970-3514UNC (4862).
    • Please provide UNC with the country in which the document(s) will be used.
  3. The diploma must be ordered from our vendor and then shipped back to UNC to start the apostille process.
  4. Send UNC a check, made out to the State of Colorado, for the $5.00 processing fee per document. Once the diploma and check have been received, UNC will prepare the documents to be apostilled.

Delivery Options

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UNC Submits

UNC will submit the documents in a #10 envelope to the Secretary of State. Once the apostille is complete, the Secretary of State will return the documents to the address indicated by you. This process may take up to 3 weeks. Currently there is a $5.00 processing fee charged by the State of Colorado, however, please visit the Secretary of State Website for updated fee information before ordering.

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Hand Carry

You may choose to hand carry the documentation prepared by the Office of the Registrar to the Colorado Secretary of State’s office in Denver if you need quicker service or need the document to remain unfolded. The Secretary of State considers this an “Expedited Service”, for which they charge a fee. Check the Secretary of State Website for their current fee for this process.

 Order Type

Guaranteed Production

Price***

 Standard - USPS Direct Mail**  10 business days  $25
   **Standard orders are placed every Monday at 9am MST.
 Rush - UPS Ground*  5 business days  $40
 Rush - UPS 2nd Day Air*  5 business days  $50
 Rush - UPS Next Day Air*  5 business days  $80
 Immediate - UPS Overnight*  24 hours  $100
 International Rush - 
UPS Global Express*
 5 business days  $100
 International Immediate - 
UPS Global Express*
 24 hours  $125

   *Production begins the same day for all orders placed 
before 9am MST.

***Prices above are for one diploma and shipping, each additional diploma is $20. 

Your check to the State of Colorado should be mailed to the following address:

University of Northern Colorado
Office of the Registrar
Campus Box 50
Greeley, CO 80639

For questions, please e-mail graduation@unco.edu.

To Obtain an Apostille of a Transcript

  • Contact The Office of the Registrar at transcript@unco.edu or 970-351-4UNC (4862). They will take your information and instruct you to order and pay for the official paper transcript online.
  • The State of Colorado requires paper transcripts. eTranscripts or PDF copies will not be accepted.
  • Send us a check, made out to the State of Colorado, for the $5.00 processing fee per document.
  • Please provide UNC with the country in which the document(s) will be used.

Delivery Options

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UNC Submits

UNC will submit the documents in a #10 envelope to the Secretary of State. Once the apostille is complete, the Secretary of State will return the documents to the address indicated by you. This process may take up to 3 weeks. Currently there is a $5.00 processing fee charged by the State of Colorado, however, please visit the Secretary of State Website for updated fee information before ordering.

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Hand Carry

You may choose to hand carry the documentation prepared by the Office of the Registrar to the Colorado Secretary of State’s office in Denver if you need quicker service or need the document to remain unfolded. The Secretary of State considers this an “Expedited Service”, for which they charge a fee. Check the Secretary of State Website for their current fee for this process.