California School Diploma Apostille

Apostille University DiplomaHave you graduated from a California school and need your Diploma and/or Transcript authenticated by the California Secretary of State (Apostille)? Over the years, we have provided apostille service to thousands of students all over the world.

We’ve written this article for students who have graduated from a University, College, or High School in California.  We can also apostille your transcript even if you attended a few classes or a semester.

Please follow the steps outlined below in order to obtain a notarized copy certification of your diploma and/or transcript.  If the steps are too complicated below, we can copy certify your documents at our office and obtain a California Apostille through the State.

International students and students seeking work in another country may be 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 at the school 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.  You can find a traveling notary at

Step Three: If your Diploma also requires a California Apostille, you will 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 does not 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 to copy certify your documents.

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

It’s that simple!

International Document ShippingPlease Contact Us with questions or concerns you may have.  We will process your documents the same-day we receive them.  Once complete, we will overnight the documents back 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