The Office of the Registrar will issue official transcripts of a student’s academic record, including courses, grades, GPA, and degree upon request of the student.
Transcripts can only be released directly to the student or to a person or entity designated by the student (a photo ID is required when picking up a transcript in person). Official transcripts are $8 per copy and must be paid for when ordered.
Current or recent students who have an active Student Self-Service login and password can submit an online order for an official PDF or paper transcript using the Registration and Records tab in Student Self-Service.
Alumni and Former Students (attended 1982 or after)
Transcripts for alumni and former students who attended before 1982 are only available in paper form.
Note: If you do not need an official transcript, you may choose to print your academic history from Student Self-Service. This website is for Urbana-Champaign campus transcripts only. For University of Illinois at Springfield transcripts, refer to www.uis.edu, and for University of Illinois at Chicago transcripts, refer to www.uic.edu. Records for UIC College of Medicine and College of Nursing students reside at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
(Student Self-Service is available for current students and former students who have retained their netID login and password, the Transcripts Unit does not provide former students with this information.)
Unofficial paper transcripts are only available in-person in the Records Service Center of the Office of the Registrar. The student must present photo identification and must pick up their own transcript. Transcripts cannot be faxed, mailed, or e-mailed.
Summary of Transcript Services
|Services||Explanation||Transcript Fee||FedEx Fee|
|Mailed Transcripts||Processed within 5 business days and mailed first-class. Allow 7 to 10 days for delivery to domestic addresses and 4 to 6 weeks to international addresses.
Orders placed for 10 or more paper transcripts to a single address must be delivered using express delivery to provide for tracking.
|$8.00 per Transcript||Not Applicable|
|Electronic Transcripts||Delivered within 1 calendar day of the order being processed.||$8.00 per Transcript||Not Applicable|
|Pick Up*||Ready for pick up from the Records Service Center within 2 business days after ordering.||$8.00 per Transcript||Not Applicable|
|Unofficial Transcripts||Only available for pick-up, in person, from the Records Service Center.||No charge||Not Applicable|
|Notarized Transcript for Apostille||A notarized transcript is an official transcript that has been authenticated and notarized. Request one now! If an Apostille is required, please refer to Apostilles for further instructions.||$8.00 per Transcript||Not Applicable|
|FedEx Express to a destination in the 48 continental U.S.**||The transcript is processed within one business day, mailed via FedEx, and delivered in one to two business days. This service is only available if the recipient address can receive FedEx delivery (Note: FedEx cannot deliver to a P.O. Box).||$8.00 per Transcript||$23.00|
|FedEx Express to a destination in Alaska or Hawaii**||The transcript is processed within one business day, mailed via FedEx, and delivered in one to two business days. This service is only available if the recipient address can receive FedEx delivery (Note: FedEx cannot deliver to a P.O. Box).||$8.00 per Transcript||$30.00|
|FedEx Express to a destination outside of the U.S.**||The transcript is processed within one business day, mailed via FedEx, and delivered in 3-5 business days. This service is only available if the recipient address can receive FedEx delivery (Note: FedEx cannot deliver to a P.O. Box).||$8.00 per Transcript||$53.00|
*Transcripts ordered for Pick Up will be destroyed with no refund if not picked up within 4 weeks.
** Requests for express shipping must be received by 11:00 a.m. CST for same-day processing.
Transcripts mailed directly from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are official. Orders addressed to the student will have an outside envelope marked “sealed envelopes enclosed” and contain individually sealed transcripts inside. Each transcript will be stamped “Issued to the Student in a Sealed Envelope” in red ink.
Hold Transcript for Grades or Degree
A request may be submitted to delay printing the transcript until after grades are posted or degrees for the current semester have been recorded on the transcript. However, if you are expecting a grade change, do not order your transcript until you are sure the grade has been changed. The Registrar will not hold transcripts for maintenance or grade changes.
Transcript orders held for degrees are released approximately four (4) weeks after your conferral date. If the status of your degree in Academic History of Self Service indicates that the degree has been Awarded and is no longer Pending prior to the release date listed on the Academic Calendar, you may call the Transcripts Unit at 217-333-9778 and request that the Hold for Degree be removed and your transcript order processed.
Common Application College Report
Students applying to transfer out of the University to an institution that uses the Common Application, should verify first if the destination institution requires the College Report for transfers. If required, follow the College Report instructions to print and submit the report to the Records Service Center for completion. The report requires coordination with the Dean of Students Office, so allow up to 4 weeks for processing.
Transcript Key Information
For more information regarding the contents and coding on transcripts, download a detailed explanation:
Credentials Inc. Authorization
The University has appointed Credentials Inc. to act on behalf of the University in matters concerning the ordering and processing of academic transcript orders and academic transcript data for the Institution. As an agent for the Institution as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as Amended (FERPA), Credentials Inc. is subject to, and operates within the bounds of, the same information provisions of FERPA as staff of the Institution.
Records Service Center Transcript Unit
University of Illinois
901 West Illinois Street, Suite 140
Urbana, IL 61801
Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday