Obtaining an Official Transcript

Ordering a Transcript Online

    

Ordering a Transcript by Mail, Fax, or In Person

All students are encouraged to go online to place their transcript order. This is the easiest and most efficient way to place an order for either a traditional paper transcript or the new electronic transcript delivery.

The Office of the Registrar at Northwestern University processes transcript requests for:

Please visit the School of Professional Studies for transcript requests for the following schools:

  • School of Professional Studies (formerly School of Continuing Studies)
  • Traffic Institute
  • School of Police Staff & Command

For the Law School – Please visit the NU Law School

For the Medical School (and Orthotics & Prosthetics) – Please visit the NU Medical School

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Ordering a Transcript Online

    

Ordering a Transcipt by Mail, Fax, or In Person

Transcript Request Cost and Processing Time

Electronic transcripts:

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eTranscript
Delivered electronically, typically within a couple of hours, excluding during times of scheduled maintenance and planned system outages.

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eTranscript Pre-2000
Orders placed during regular business hours (Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. CST/CDT) will be processed within 24 hours. Orders placed over the weekend and holidays will be processed the next business day, excluding times of scheduled maintenance and planned system outages.

   

Paper Transcripts:

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Regular Service spacer Mailed within 2 business days of receipt of request spacer $10 per transcript
Immediate Service* spacer Transcript mailed same business day as receipt of request spacer $25 per transcript

*If immediate service is requested please contact our office at (847) 467-0760 to confirm receipt of your request. Immediate transcript requests received after 3 p.m. CST will be processed the next business day.

Questions? Contact us at: (847) 467-0760; nu-transcripts@northwestern.edu

Note: An official transcript bears the University Seal and a signature certifying its authenticity.  Official transcripts are sensitive official documents and their release requires a written signature. For information regarding the laws governing the disclosure of student records, please visit our Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act page.