An apostille is a form of authentication to countries which have signed the 1961 Hague Convention abolishing the requirements of legalization for foreign public documents. They are often needed in adoptions, extraditions, applications for jobs or graduate programs abroad, and certain business transactions. The essence of these documents is an official statement that an office-holder held a particular office at a particular time.  A more comprehensive description of the Apostille is available at www.sos.wa.gov/corps/apostilles/.

For questions on this service, please contact Gaby Aguilar at aguilag@whitman.edu or 509-527-5983.

Required Items for Authentication of Whitman College Transcript:    
1.   Transcript Request Form  
2.   Washington Secretary of State's Apostille or Certificate of Authentication Request Form, including required fee
3.   Return postage if necessary (see Washington Secretary  of State's Form)    

Required Items for Authentication of a copy of a Whitman College Diploma:  
1.   Original Whitman College Diploma
2.   Washington Secretary of State's Apostille or Certificate of Authentication Request Form, including required fee
3.   Return postage if necessary (see Washington Secretary of State's Form)        

All required items should be sent to:    
Whitman College  
Registrar's Office  
345 Boyer Ave.  
Walla Walla, Washington 99362    

More information about the Washington apostille process is available on the Washington Secretary of State's website at www.sos.wa.gov/corps/apostilles/ or call 360-725-0344.     The U.S. Department of State also has an Office of Authentications which will provide a federal authentication for specific, for countries which are not part of the Hague Convention.