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Unofficial Transcripts

If you’re a current student, you can see your unofficial transcript at any time through OneStart. Simply log in and go to the Student Self-Service tab. Choose the Student Center, then My Academics & Grades. In the Transcripts section, choose View my unofficial transcript. You’ll have the option of looking at your transcript with or without your current classes included.

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Your unofficial transcript displays the same information as your official IU transcript, including information about your Program GPA. Because each degree program has its own rules about repeating classes, grade forgiveness, and other policies related to degree completion, your Program GPA may differ from your IU GPA.

Official Transcripts

What information is on your transcript?

Your official IU transcript includes the following information:

  • Your name and address
  • Your student identification number
  • A list of all courses you have taken at any IU campus, including through IU independent study
  • All credit and grades you were awarded
  • A list of all courses you took at other universities that were accepted for transfer credit (without grades displayed)
  • Any special credit awarded by IU
  • Any IU degree you earned, along with the degree date
  • Your semester and cumulative grade point averages

If you attended IU for undergraduate and graduate work, all courses will appear on your transcript, with separate grade point averages for undergraduate and graduate courses.

Want more detailed information? See the Office of the Registrar's transcript explanation  »

Ordering Transcripts

There are two different methods for getting your transcript. You can place an online transcript request through one of our ordering systems, or you can choose to order by fax or mail. If you last attended IU before 1965, the online ordering option will not be available, and you should use our Order by Fax or Mail system instead.

Note: If you have any forms or documents that must be attached to the transcript or need transcripts faxed to you or a third party, you should use the Order by Fax or Mail process described at the bottom of this page.

You can also deliver your request in person at Student Central on Union.

Order Online

Read ahead to learn more about ordering online transcripts, how much it will cost, and how long it will take.

  • Getting Started

    Here are the things you'll want to keep in mind before you choose to order your transcript online:

    • Transcripts ordered online are official and bear the Registrar’s signature and the university seal.
    • If you have an active computing account, you should log in using IU's Central Authentication Service (CAS). CAS authentication is the required "signature" for your transcript order.
    • Current students may apply the transcript charge(s) to their bursar bill or pay by credit card (FedEx and PDF delivery require payment by credit card).
    • Students requesting the "Pick Up" option (students pick up their transcripts at Student Central on Union, 408 N. Union Street) must present a valid photo ID (e.g., IU CampusAccess card, driver's license, passport, or state ID). Only the student may pick up his or her transcript.
    • IU departments requiring transcripts from all institutions you have attended have access to your IU record. Before ordering an official transcript, you may want to inquire if the department requires an official transcript showing your IU work.
    • Official transcripts ordered online cannot be held for degree posting, change of grades, or current grades.
    • Final grades are posted approximately 11 days following the last day of classes for a semester except for the Maurer School of Law. These grades will be posted approximately three weeks later. If you are a current student, you should view your unofficial transcript in your OneStart Student Center to verify that final grades have been recorded and will appear on your official transcript.
    • Most final degrees are posted to the transcript within 30 days of your actual degree conferral date. If you're not sure, view your unofficial transcript in OneStart to verify that final degrees have been recorded and will appear on your official transcript. Please contact your school recorder if you have questions about degree conferral dates.
    • The online transcript request system is available Monday - Saturday, 6 a.m.- 5 a.m., and Sunday 8 a.m. - midnight.
    • The online transcript request system does not accommodate attachments. If you need to include an attachment with your transcript request or have a special form that needs to be attached to a transcript delivered by USPS or FedEx, please use our Ordering by Fax or Mail service. Select delivery via USPS or Federal Express and include the attachment with your signed authorization page.
    • Before requesting PDF transcript delivery, students should verify that the recipient will accept an electronic transcript. Additionally, it is important to verify the appropriate e-mail address for transmission of the transcript.
    • Based on USPS guidelines, first-class mail is expected to be delivered to US addresses within 10 business days. There is no way to determine mail delivery time for international mail.
    • Independent Study (correspondence) work is posted once final grades are received from the appropriate school (roughly three weeks after your final exam/lesson is received). Completed Independent Study work may not show on both official transcript types at certain times of the year. Prior to placing your order, view both unofficial transcript types by logging into OneStartand clicking Go to Student Center, then clicking My Academics & Grades and View My Unofficial Transcript.
    • High school students enrolled through the Advanced College Project only, please use our Ordering by Fax or Mail service.
  • Transcripts for Current or Recently Enrolled Students

    If you’re a current or recently enrolled IU student, we recommend you review your unofficial transcript through OneStart to ensure it is up to date. 

    Email Delivery (via attached PDF) U.S. Mail Delivery
    Number of transcripts per recipient 1 10
    Cost per transcript $10 $10
    Processing and shipping $5 per PDF None
    Average processing time Approximately 10 minutes Mailed within 1-2 business days
    After you submit your order, you should receive your transcript within...* Approximately 1 hour Up to 10 business days for U.S. addresses, longer for international addresses
    FedEx Priority Delivery Premium Fax-Out Service
    Number of transcripts per recipient 10 2 (1 faxed copy stamped “WORKING COPY”, 1 paper copy mailed to recipient)
    Cost per transcript $10 $24
    Processing and shipping $25 domestic
    $45 international
    None for U.S. Mail Delivery; $25 domestic or $45 international for FedEx Priority
    Average processing time Shipped within 1–2 business days Prepared for faxing and mailing within 1 business day
    After you submit your order, you should receive your transcript within…* Generally within 2–4 business days, depending on your location. See fedex.com for more information. See U.S. Mail and FedEx Priority delivery guidelines.

    *Some records may require a one-time validation before a transcript can be submitted, which can take up to one business day to finalize.

    Order a transcript for a current or recently enrolled IU student »

  • Transcripts for Former Students, 1965 or Later

    If you have not attended IU in more than five years or do not remember your username and passphrase, you can still order your transcript online.

    Email Delivery (as attached PDF) U.S. Mail Delivery
    Number of transcripts per recipient 1 10
    Cost per transcript $10 $10
    Processing and shipping $5 per PDF None
    Average processing time Approximately 10 minutes Mailed within 1-2 business days
    After you submit your order, you should receive your transcript within...* Approximately 1 hour Up to 10 business days for U.S. addresses, longer for international addresses
    FedEx Priority Delivery Premium Fax-Out Service
    Number of transcripts per recipient 10 2 (1 faxed copy stamped “WORKING COPY”, 1 paper copy mailed to recipient)
    Cost per transcript $10 $24
    Processing and shipping $25 domestic
    $45 international
    None for U.S. Mail Delivery; $25 domestic or $45 international for FedEx Priority
    Average processing time Shipped within 1–2 business days Prepared for faxing and mailing within 1 business day
    After you submit your order, you should receive your transcript within…* Generally within 2–4 business days, depending on your location. See fedex.com for more information. See U.S. Mail and FedEx Priority delivery guidelines.

    *Some records may require a one-time validation before a transcript can be submitted, which can take up to one business day to finalize.

    Order a transcript for a former student who attended in 1965 or later »

  • Transcripts for Former Students, Before 1965

    If you last attended IU before 1965, you are encouraged to call our Transcript Information line at (812) 855-7505 prior to placing an online ordering request. Because requests of this nature require special review, ordering by fax or mail will better meet your needs.

    U.S. Mail Delivery FedEx Priority Delivery Premium Fax-Out Service
    Number of transcripts per recipient 10 10 2 (1 faxed copy stamped “WORKING COPY”, 1 paper copy mailed to recipient)
    Cost per transcript $10 $10 $24
    Processing and shipping None $25 domestic
    $45 international
    None for U.S. Mail Delivery; $25 domestic or $45 international for FedEx Priority
    Average processing time Mailed within 1-2 business days Shipped within 1-2 business days Prepared for faxing and mailing within 1 business day
    After you submit your order, you should receive your transcript within...* Up to 10 business days for U.S. addresses, longer for international addresses Generally within 2-4 business days, depending on your location. See fedex.com for more information. See U.S. Mail and FedEx Priority delivery guidelines

    *Some records may require a one-time validation before a transcript can be submitted, which can take up to one business day to finalize.

    Order a transcript for a former IU student (before 1965) »

Ready to order?

Current or recent students who still have active IU computing accounts and know their username and passphrase:

Current students, order online now  »

Former students (enrolled 1965 or later), you can also order online! Please note that you will be asked to answer a series of questions to verify your identity. After two unsuccessful attempts, you will be locked out of the transcript request system for 30 days. You can still request your transcript using our standard or premium fax-out or mail system.

Former students, order online here  »

Order by Fax or Mail

If you have any forms or documents that must be attached to the transcript or need transcripts faxed to you or a third party, fax or mail is your best option.

  • Order by Fax or Mail

    Ordering transcripts by fax or mail is a two-step process.

    1. You begin by selecting either standard or premium processing. Once you have provided your identifying information and transcript request details, you will be given the opportunity to review/edit your request before proceeding to the payment options. Premium processing incurs additional costs for expedited service. (See table below for details.)
    2. The final step is the most important step in this process. Since your signed authorization is required before your transcript can be issued, you will be required to print the authorization page, sign it, and submit it by fax or mail to our office before we can begin processing your request. Please note: if you have a special form that needs to be attached to a transcript delivered via mail or FedEx, include the attachment with your signed authorization page.
    Electronic PDF Delivered via e-mail* Paper Copy Delivered via Mail Paper Copy Delivered via FedEx
    Number of transcripts allotted per recipient 1 10 10
    Cost per transcript $10 $10 $10
    Additional fees $5 per PDF None $25 domestic, $45 international per FedEx recipient
    Processing and shipping Approximately 10 minutes Mailed within 1-2 business days Mailed within 1-2 business days
    After your order has been processed, your transcript should arrive within... Approximately one hour Up to 10 business days for U.S. addresses, longer for international addresses Priority overnight if domestic.

    Priority international: consult the Federal Express website for estimated shipping time
    Premium Paper Copy Delivered via Mail Premium Paper Copy Delivered via FedEx
    Number of transcripts allotted per recipient 2(1 faxed copy stamped "Working Copy,"

    1 paper copy mailed to recipient
    2 (1 faxed copy stamped "Working Copy," 1 paper copy mailed to recipient)
    Cost per transcript $24 $24
    Additional fees None $25 domestic, $45 international per FedEx recipient
    Processing and shipping Prepared for mailing within 1 business day Mailed within 1-2 business days
    After your order has been processed, your transcript should arrive within... Up to 10 business days for U.S. addresses, longer for international addresses See U.S. Mail and FedEx Priority guidelines

    *Some records may require a one-time validation before a transcript can be submitted, which can take up to one business day to finalize.

    Order a transcript by fax or mail »

You can also deliver your request in person at Student Central on Union.

Third-Party Transcripts

If you are a third party who needs the transcript of a current or former IU student, you can request an official transcript by mail. To fulfill your request, we will need signed authorization from the student.

U.S. Mail Delivery FedEx Priority Delivery
Number of transcripts per recipient 10 10
Cost per transcript $10 $10
Processing and shipping None $25 domestic
$45 international
Average processing time Mailed within 1-2 business days Shipped within 2–4 business days
After you submit your order, you should receive your transcript within...* Up to 10 business days for U.S. addresses, longer for international addresses Generally within 2–4 business days, depending on your location. See fedex.com for more information.

Please complete a third-party Transcript by Mail request and mail it to the address listed on the form.