Office of the Registrar - Alumni

Act 48 Professional Development Request

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Act 48 of 1999 - Continuing Professional Education
Teachers in Pennsylvania are required to participate in Continuing Professional Education through the Act 48 program.  Teachers must complete 180 hours or six credits of course work (one credit = 30 hours of con-ed).  The RMU Education Department supports our area teachers who are seeking to fulfill this Act 48 PDE requirement in a meaningful and relevant way.  RMU offers a variety of graduate level courses scheduled in the evening or online that provide teachers current knowledge and skills in the areas of technology, instructional design and current educational practices to help teachers to continue to grow in their instructional practices.  
For more information contact one of our Admissions representatives or call the Education Department at 412-397-5254.

Change of Name or Address

Click here for the Change of Name form.

Name changes must include a copy of the legal documentation from one of the following: birth certificate, court order, marriage license or divorce decree. Your signature is required on the form.

Course Descriptions

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Diploma Issuing & Apostille Information

Diploma Replacement 

Undergraduate and graduate students may request replacement copies of their diploma from the Office of the Registrar. By completing the form, replacement diplomas can be ordered by the graduate only. Please allow 6-8 weeks for processing.

If your name has changed since you graduated, your diploma will still read your name as of when you graduated from Robert Morris University unless you formally request a change of name. 

Apostille Information

The apostille ensures that public documents issued in one signatory country will be recognized as valid in another signatory country. The sole function of the apostille is to certify the authenticity of the signature on the documents; the capacity in which the person signing the document; and the identity of any stamp or seal affixed to the document.

The University Registrar currently makes the following general documents available for the apostille process: diploma, transcripts and enrollment/degree certification. If you require this service, please note details for your apostille on your signed documents request and submit it to the attention of the Office of the Registrar. Given the additional complexity of notarization, please allow one week for processing transcripts and certifications, and up to six weeks for replacement diplomas.

Click here for the Apostille request form.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to do to get my diploma or transcript notarized?
It is required that the original documents are present—an official transcript must be ordered and an original diploma presented or mailed to the Office of the Registrar. We cannot notarize scanned or printed copies of your documents. The Office of the Registrar will make a certified copy of the diploma to send with the notary certificate to the address you provide and return the original to you. The official transcript will remain sealed and sent with the notary certificate to the address you provide. For original diplomas and transcripts, processing takes about one week.

You will be required to present photo ID to submit your request in person. Requests submitted by mail or electronically must be accompanied by a scanned copy of your RMU ID, passport or state-issued photo ID.

What if I don’t have my original diploma for you to notarize?
If you do not have access to your original diploma, a replacement diploma may be ordered. If ordering a replacement diploma, please allow 4–6 weeks for processing.

How long does the notarization process take?
Processing takes about one week for all documents. 

For additional questions, please contact either 412-397-6230 or registrar@rmu.edu

Obtaining Transcripts

Transcript requests must be submitted online only by signing into Sentry Secured Services.  Please contact 412-397-6237 if you last attended before 1980.

Please note: Transcripts may not be ordered over the phone, by email, or by a third party. All transcript requests must be submitted online.  

Do you know your student login information?

  • Log into your account through Sentry Secured Services 
  • Under the “Academics” section, click “Request Transcript”
  • Follow the prompts to complete order

Do you know your student ID number?

  • Go here
  • Click “use student search” to create an account
  • Follow the prompts to complete order

Transcript Fees & Processing Details

  • For an Electronic Transcripts the cost is $8 per request.
  • For domestic delivery for Paper Transcripts the cost is $12 per request. 

Additional pricing per copy of official transcripts for expedited & international: 

  • USPS – International $5.00
  • FedEx Overnight Domestic $25.00
  • FedEx International Priority $47.50

Most eTranscripts are processed within 3 hours of placing your order, although some circumstances require additional processing time. Traditional paper transcripts are processed and mailed via US postal service within 5-7 business days. (This does not include weekends or holidays.)

All Financial obligations to the University must be met before a transcript will be released. If a hold prohibits release of the document, an error message will contain relevant instructions for addressing these holds.

For current students: Please be aware that degrees are posted within 7-10 days of final grades being posted. Please refer to your checksheet to verify that your grades and degree have been posted prior to ordering your transcripts.

All transcripts issued are Official, bear the University Registrars signature, and are printed on secure paper.