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Official transcripts

Online official transcript request

The online official transcript request is for current and former students only. A third party requesting a transcript on a student's behalf must mail or fax the request along with a signed authorization by the student.

The online request is the most convenient way to order an official transcript. Transcripts requested online are available in either printed or electronic (a secure, certified PDF) format. Payment for fees must be paid with a credit or debit card. According to University policy, official transcripts will not be issued for you if you have certain types of holds on your record. You can review your holds online.

Do you have an active Internet ID (x.500)?

NOTE: Recently-awarded grades or degrees may not yet be on your transcript. Check your unofficial transcript to be sure that everything has posted before starting the order process.


If you do not have or do not know your Internet ID and password, you can still order an official transcript online. You will need a valid email account (from any provider) to complete your request.

Please note: The University performs regular maintenance on its online systems every Sunday from 6 a.m. – 12 p.m. (noon). Electronic transcript orders will be accepted during this time but will not be processed until the next business day. The transcript ordering system may be unavailable between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. Central Time on Sundays for vendor maintenance.

Mail, fax, or in-person requests

Find out what you must include in your request and where to send it.

Fees & service types

Review the delivery options and costs.

What is an official transcript?

Official transcripts are certified and signed by the University registrar. They can be sent directly to you or another recipient at your request.

A paper transcript is "official" only as long as it remains in its sealed white envelope. Do not open the sealed envelope if you are forwarding your transcript to another party (an institution, employer, or other person). Open the envelope only if you have ordered the transcript for personal use. Multiple paper transcripts (each in its own sealed white envelope) sent to a single address will be enclosed in a manila envelope that can be opened.

An electronic (secure, certified PDF) transcript is “official” in its electronic form as long as it is not altered. Each time the file is opened, it will be certified electronically (internet connection required) to ensure it has not been altered.  A printed copy of a PDF transcript is not official.

While electronic transcripts are widely accepted, confirm with your recipients that they will accept this format before ordering.

Consider sending an enrollment/degree verification instead

If your recipient did not specifically request a transcript, an enrollment/degree verification may be sufficient (and, in most cases, available to you free of charge). Find out more here.

Applicants to a University of Minnesota Graduate Program

If you are a current or former University of Minnesota student applying to a graduate program at the University of Minnesota, please do not upload an official University of Minnesota transcript to the online application. Instead, upload a copy of your unofficial transcript. There is no cost for the unofficial transcript and the graduate admissions office will only request official transcripts if you are admitted to your graduate program of interest.