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Ordering Transcripts:

I need to have official transcripts sent to another institution/my employer. How can I do this?

The University will supply one official transcript upon graduation. Requests for additional transcripts must be made in writing and signed by the student. There is a $15.00 charge for each transcript requested. For transcripts mailed outside of the U.S., there is an additional shipping fee of $50.00. Students requesting release of academic records and transcripts to employers or other groups or agencies must sign an authorization request and follow the procedures outlined in this section.

To request transcripts, contact the Office of the Registrar at (858) 653-3000 Ext. 220 or email Please indicate your full name as a student, ID number, program attended, and where the transcript should be sent.

California Miramar University will not issue a transcript nor grant a degree until all academic, and all financial requirements of the University, have been fulfilled.

Diploma Information:

I recently completed my degree, how soon can I receive my diploma?

Students who are nearing the end of their program will receive a Graduate Audit Form that must be completed in order to receive a diploma. Once final grades have been processed and a Graduate Audit Form has been submitted, it will take approximately six weeks for a student to receive his or her diploma.

My diploma was lost/destroyed. How can I obtain a new one?

If a graduate requires a duplicate diploma, there is $55.00 fee and it will be mailed via regular USPS mail. If you require international shipping there is a $50.00 fee for international postage and shipping. All requests for a duplicate diploma must be submitted in writing to the Registrar’s Office and signed by the graduate. The following information needs to be included in the request: Student’s ID number, dates attended, and academic program. Duplicate diplomas will be processed as received and students should expect a 7-10 day turnaround. If you require rushed processing (3-5 days) there is a $25.00 rush fee.

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There is an error on my diploma, who should I contact?

All information printed on a student’s diploma is taken directly from the Graduate Audit Form that is submitted by the student. In the case of an error, students may contact the Office of the Registrar at (858) 653-3000 Ext. 220 or email

Student’s Protection of Privacy:

Release of Student Records

Under the California Code of Regulations, Title 3, Division 10, Private Postsecondary Education, California Miramar University is required to maintain student records for a minimum of 5 years and a transcript of grades for a period of 50 years.

At California Miramar University, student records, those pertaining to students in their capacity as students, include but are not limited to academic evaluations, transcripts, test scores and other academic records.

Under the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, by the State of California Education Code, it is our policy to protect the student's right of privacy.

Enrollment Verifications and the Family Educational Right to Privacy Act

All students have the right to inspect and review records pertaining to themselves in their capacity as students; to seek correction of their student records and to have withheld from disclosure, identifiable information from their student records. It is extremely important for each student to keep the Registrar's Office currently informed as personal data changes occur to assure that accurate and complete records are maintained.

Enrollment Verifications and the Family Educational Right to Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Right to Privacy Act (FERPA) provides students at California Miramar University certain rights with respect to their educational and personal records.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99 and 99.31) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. All active students at California Miramar University have the right to review their records within 30 days of the day the University receives a request for access. The University requires that the student make the request in writing with his/her signature on the request. Students also have the right to amend any record that they believe is inaccurate. A written request must be made to the Registrar’s Office. For more information on this policy, please refer to the Student Handbook.

Pacific Western University - California Graduates and Alumni

In the past, there has been some misunderstanding on the relationship between California Miramar University and Pacific Western University - California. We apologize for not clarifying the relationship earlier.

CMU purchased the assets of Pacific Western University - California near the end of 2005. CMU did not purchase the assets of the other Pacific Western University institutions, both of which were separate entities that operated under the laws of Louisiana and Hawaii. CMU has no relationship with these institutions nor their alumni.

As part of the asset purchase agreement with the previous owner of Pacific Western University (California), an institutional transition plan was implemented. The plan called for various milestones with the first milestone requiring PWU California to relocate from Los Angeles to CMU facilities in San Diego, California. The second milestone called for a teach-out of all active Pacific Western students within an 18 month time frame. The third milestone required the notification of all active students and alumni of the complete nature and terms of the asset sale and the intent to close the University at the end of the teach-out period. In early 2007 the various milestones were complete and in the closing milestone of the asset sale, the California State Approval was formally transferred to CMU and Pacific Western University (California) formally ceased operations.

During the transition period, CMU developed many new degree programs and rewrote the curriculum for the State Approved degree programs they had purchased. In 2007 CMU filed for national accreditation with the Distance Education and Training Council and later with the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools. CMU was awarded accreditation by both accrediting agencies in 2009.

As part of the accreditation process all corporate forms and contracts had to be submitted to accreditation and the state. In reviewing these official contracts and forms it was determined that CMU's date of foundation was 2005. This foundation date is listed on the official accreditation websites.

Accreditation required that official academic and administrative records of the two institutions be held separate. To fulfill this requirement CMU contracted with Education Services and transferred copies of all academic and administrative records of Pacific Western University - California into their official custody.

Accreditation further stipulated that graduates of Pacific Western University (California) would not be eligible to receive a CMU diploma or transcript. Accreditation ruled that the two institutions were separate schools operating with separate academic standards.

Because of these accreditation requirements and rulings, Pacific Western University - California alumni should not call themselves CMU alumni and are not eligible to be issued transcripts or diplomas in the name of California Miramar University.

Pacific Western University - California graduates can request official documents including degree verifications, official transcripts and replacement diplomas from Education Services. Pacific Western University Alumni who contact CMU seeking records information or Pacific Western University official documents will be forwarded on to Education Services.

Their contact information is:

Education Services

11835 Carmel Mountain Road
Suite 1304-122
San Diego, CA 92128
Phone: 858-705-3865
Fax: 858-366-9299


Point of Clarification

Confusion regarding the various Pacific Western University programs that operated in California, Louisiana and Hawaii has led to several notable individuals who were graduates of Pacific Western University schools, being listed as alumni of CMU. CMU maintains an electronic copy of the student records of Pacific Western University (California) in our archives. Of the alumni listed online, CMU can verify that Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Bingu wa Mutharika, Eddie Shell and Romulus F. Whitaker were graduates of Pacific Western University - California. The others alumni that are listed were alumni of other Pacific Western University institutions operating under the laws of Hawaii and Louisiana.

Education Services, who in 2012 became the custodian of records for Pacific Western University - Hawaii and Pacific Western University - Louisiana as well as Pacific Western University - California, states that David Reardon, Jun Tang, Dan Voiculescu and Arizona Professors David Bishop and David Iadevaia were alumni of Pacific Western University - Hawaii. They state that Barry McSweeny was an alumnus of Pacific Western University - Louisiana and that former Australian Judge Marcus Einfield was not an alumnus of any Pacific Western University program.

Alumni listed online who earned their degrees at any of the Pacific Western University institutions are not alumni of California Miramar University. The University feels that it would be appropriate for all of these alumni to be listed as alumni of the institutions they attended.