Apostille College Degree and Transcripts

Apostille Diploma and TranscriptDo you need an apostille for your college degree and transcripts?

If you are planning to continue your education in another country who is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention,  your employer will requested an apostille on your school degree and/or college transcript.  In order for us to authenticate your document, you will need to mail-in a notarized copy.

We can apostille notarized degrees from middle school, high school, college, university, and trade school.  We can also apostille certificates and awards issued to you.  For example: Yoga certification, certification to teach, life coach certification, etc…

The first step is to contact the school’s registrar and request to have your degree and/or transcript notarized.  This may involve having to hire a traveling notary to visit the campus and meet with the school’s registrar. If your school’s registrar is unavailable, you can meet with a notary and have your official documents copy certified.  The notary will fill-out the copy certification form and stapled to the original or color copy of your original document.  In some States, the notary cannot copy certify your degree and/or transcripts.  If your college is in the States of California, New York, and Washington, D.C., go ahead and contact us so we can provide you step-by-step instructions.

Once your documents have bee notarized, the next step is to mail in your notarized degree and/or transcript to our office for processing.  Our seven offices are strategically located in California (Los Angeles & San Francisco), Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois, and in Washington, D.C. to help expedite the process of authenticating your documents. It’s important that you mail-in the original notarized document as the state will not accept copies.

Only the State office has the authority to issue an apostille on your documents.  The process is very time-consuming and can be confusing.  Every day, our staff visits the California Secretary of State and the Department of State offices to complete your documents.  Unlike most of our competitors, we don’t mail your documents to the State.  Authenticating your documents is a time-consuming process that can take many hours to complete.  If the notarization has been completed correctly, the State will attach an apostille to your documents.  If the notary fails to follow the proper notarial laws, your documents will be rejected and you will have to start the process over.  About 20-30% of notarized documents we receive at our offices have been notarized incorrectly.  We recommend that you work with a professional notary who will follow the laws of the state.

The purpose of the apostille is to authenticate the official (notary public) who signed the diploma and/or transcript.  We recommend that you review your transcripts and/or diploma for accuracy before the apostille is attached.  In some countries, they will request that your diploma and/or transcripts be translated.  Translation of documents should be done after the apostille is attached.

International Apostille Services, Inc. is the leader in document authentication services. We process documents from all 50 U.S. States including documents issued by the U.S. Federal Government. Our in-house California notary has at least 10 years of notary experience. Call us anytime from 8am to 7pm Monday through Saturday.

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California University / College Apostille – Diploma and Transcript

Apostille Diploma and TranscriptHave you graduated from a California University or College and need your Diploma and/or Transcript Apostilled? We have authenticated thousands of Diplomas and Transcripts over the years.

We’ve written this article for students who have graduated from a University or College in California.  Please follow the steps outlined below in order to obtain a notarized copy certification of your Diploma and/or a notarized California acknowledgment of your Transcript from a California School.  If the steps are too complicated below, we can copy certify your documents at our office and obtain a California Apostille. Please Contact Us with questions.

International students and students seeking work in another country maybe asked to provide a Diploma and/or Transcript with a California Apostille attached.  The purpose of the Apostille is to authenticate the signature of the official who signed the document.

If you attended a High School, College, or University in California, please follow the steps below:

Step one: You’ll need to contact the school and speak with someone there who handles the records for the students. Some schools call it the Registrar’s office.  You can also speak with someone in the School’s Admissions and Records Department.  If you are having difficulty finding someone to help you, please Contact Us.

Step two: If the school does not have a notary on staff, you’ll need to contact a local mobile notary who will travel to the school to notarize the signature of the person responsible for your records (Example: School Registrar). A California acknowledgment will be attached to the Transcript acknowledging that the signer (school official) appeared before a notary public and signed the document.

Step Three: If your Diploma also requires a California Apostille, you’ll need to send in your Diploma to the school or have the school order you a new one. A document called a “California Copy Certification by Document Custodian” will be attached to the original Diploma or a color copy of the Diploma. If the notary doesn’t have this form, we can email it to you.  Be sure you are working with a professional notary who will use the correct notarial wording for the State of California.

If you are currently in California, another alternative is to make a color copy of the documents (Transcript and/or Diploma) and take the copy to a local notary who will fill out the ”California Copy Certification by Document Custodian” form and attach it to the documents.  I recommend printing a color copy of the diploma. This method is faster than working directly with the school and produces the same end results.  You can also mail the original to our office.  We have a California commissioned notary on staff.

Step Four: Once your documents have been notarized, please mail them to our office for fast same-day processing.

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Please Contact Us with questions or concerns you may have.  We will process your documents the same day we receive them.  Once complete, we’re overnight the documents to your location for next day delivery.



We have Apostilled Diplomas and Transcripts from the following Universities and Colleges in California:

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
University of Southern California (USC)
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley)
Stanford University
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly)
University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine)
California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA)
University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
American Film Institute (AFI)
San Diego University
California State University, Long Beach (Cal State Long Beach)
San Francisco State University (SFSU)
San Jose State University (SJSU)
California State University, Northridge (CSUN)
California State University, Fullerton
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
University of California, Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz)
California State University, Sacramento
Pepperdine University
University of San Diego
Santa Clara University
California State University, East Bay
California State University, Chico
Chapman University
California State University, Fresno
City College of San Francisco
Cerritos College
Santa Monica College
Loyola Marymount University
University of California, Riverside
California State University, San Bernardino
El Camino College
Mt. San Antonio College
Pasadena City College
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
California State University, San Marcos (CSSM)
Humboldt State University
Sonoma State University
Orange Coast College
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
Saddleback College
De Anza College
University of the Pacific
Santa Rosa Junior College
Long Beach City College
California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSDH)
Los Angeles Pierce College
California State University, Fullerton

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