E-Diploma Verification Process
eDiplomas are KAUST’s digital graduation certificate which provide employers and organizations with an easy, reliable way to authenticate graduates’ credentials at no cost. They are coded and certified using Blockcerts, an internationally recognized standard for securing important digital records. You can independently verify the issuer and time of issuance, as well as verify that the eDiploma was issued to a specific individual, and not someone else.
Some key points to remember:
- Students must opt in to receive their eDiploma from KAUST.
- Only students who graduated in December 2018 onward are eligible to receive KAUST eDiploma.
- eDiplomas are sent to students as email attachments that are coded and certifiable using Blockcerts. Once received, they own their credential and can share it with whomever they choose.
How to verify eDiploma?
- Ask graduates to send you their eDiploma URL or JSON file.
- Use our eDiploma Verification Portal to authenticate credentials that have been written to the Bitcoin blockchain. We recommend using Google Chrome or Safari to complete one of the following steps:
The KAUST grading system is a 4.0 scale utilizing letter grades and these are the only grades that will be assigned:
Grades with no GPA
Individual courses require a minimum of a B- for course credit. Final grades are due 36 hours after end of a course or final exam. Instructors are required to submit final grades through Blackboard.
Students who complete the majority of the requirements for a course but are unable to finish the course may receive an incomplete (I) grade. A grade of incomplete will be assigned only with the consent of instructors after instructors and students have agreed on the academic work that needs to be completed and the date it is due. When the requirements for the course are completed, instructors will submit a grade that will replace the incomplete grade. Incomplete grades not completed by the end of the second week of the following semester will be changed to failing grades.
Incomplete grades are granted to individual students on a case-by-case basis. Incomplete grades should not be used as a mechanism to extend the course past the end of the semester.
In Progress Grades
Master’s thesis research (297) and doctoral dissertation research (397) are graded as in progress (IP) for each semester/session. Students who complete their research will receive a satisfactory (S) grade in the last semester/session at the end of their program.
Eligible to graduate students will receive one diploma per degree earned, free of charge, in addition to a digital diploma.
You will also receive an electronic copy of your degree through Blockchain.
We can provide a replacement diploma if needed when the original is lost or damaged.
Replacement diplomas bear the current KAUST President and Registrar's signatures but show the original date of the award.
The name that appears on your replacement diploma must be identical to the original.
You can request a replacement certificate by submitting an Application for Replacement Diploma.