Academic Records and Registration
Boston, MA 02215
Occasionally students may need their diploma or official transcript certified with an Apostille. An Apostille is a form of authentication appropriate to countries that have signed the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents.
The Massachusetts State House provides Apostilles for colleges in Massachusetts, however, the process begins by getting the document(s) notarized by your college. Academic Records can assist you in this process.
To have your diploma notarized, send the original or a copy to Academic Records with a letter requesting notarization. Please include your contact information and where to return the diploma.
To have your official transcript notarized, submit a paper transcript request and include a note that you would like it notarized. Please include your contact information and where to return the transcript.
Please allow 3-5 business days to notarize diplomas or transcripts.
Students may bring their notarized documents to the Massachusetts State House to certify them with an Apostille. More information on the State's process can be found on the MA Secretary of State website.
If you prefer Academic Records to submit the documents to the State House for you, please follow these steps:
- Complete the Apostille Request Form (download the PDF form here)
- Gather the following items:
- A self- addressed stamped envelope for the documents to be sent back to you
- A money order or personal check made payable to "The Commonwealth of Massachusetts" in the amount of $6 per document to be certified
- The document you wish to have certified
- Send the completed request form, the document, the self-addressed/stamped envelope, and the money order/check to Wheelock College, Academic Records, 200 Riverway, Boston, MA 02215
Processing time is 3-4 weeks.