Answered By: Abigail Caraccio
Last Updated: Aug 30, 2017     Views: 1278

Alumni can request to have their Walden University student records authenticated or to receive an apostille.  An apostille is a form of authentication applied to documents for countries that participate in the Hague Convention of 1961 to verify certain documents.

  1. After you receive the e-mail confirmation that your degree has officially been conferred, you may submit your request to have your documents notarized to the Enrollment Verification team at
  1. Please indicate in your authentication or apostille request if you will be requesting an authentication/apostille for your diploma, transcript, or both items.
  1. You will also need to order a copy of the document you wish to have authenticated or for which you wish to receive an apostille.

When requesting either a diploma or transcript, you must indicate in your email that the document should be sent to Enrollment Verification for a degree authentication or for your request for an apostille.

  1. Once Walden has processed your request, and the Enrollment Verification team has obtained your transcript and/or diploma, we will arrange for the appropriate original signatures and the required notarization by a Minnesota notary.  Once your document(s) has been signed by the appropriate official of Walden University and notarized by a notary commissioned in the State of Minnesota, it will be returned to you with instructions on how to complete the authentication/apostille process through the Minnesota Secretary of State.
  1. In order to complete the authentication/apostille process, alumni must provide a written request to the Minnesota Secretary of State (see address below). 
    The request must indicate the following:
  • whether you require an authentication or apostille,
  • the country for which the records are intended to be used, and
  • a U.S. check or money order in the amount of $5 made payable to the MN Secretary of State. 

Please consult the Minnesota Secretary of State website at for more detailed information relating to the authentication/apostille process. 

Please note: Questions regarding this part of the process should be directed to the Minnesota Secretary of State.

The address for authentication/apostille request is as follows:

Minnesota Secretary of State – Certifications
Retirement Systems of Minnesota Building
60 Empire Drive, Suite 100
Saint Paul, Minnesota  55103-2141

Do you have any additional questions related to the apostille or authentication process?

  • For more information about ordering a copy of your diploma, please contact the Graduation team (
  • For more information about ordering a copy of your transcript please contact Customer Care (
  • For more information about the degree authentication process please visit the MN Secretary of State’s website (
  • For more information about other services available for alumni please visit

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