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How to Request a Transcript

Learn how to obtain official transcripts of your academic records from the Registrar's Office.

If you have never ordered transcripts before, please read through all of the instructions below. 

What is included on transcripts

Transcripts can be used as proof of enrollment and/or proof of degree, if applicable.

  • Information featured on official transcripts includes:
    • Student level, major, college 
    • Any degrees earned 
    • Any department or Latin honors (after graduation only) 
    • Coursework and final grades 
    • Unit summaries of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and transfer coursework 
    • Term credits passed  
    • Term GPA 
    • Term honors 
    • Cumulative credits passed 
    • Cumulative GPA 
    • Special Program courses (UC Education Abroad Program, Intercampus Visitor, Intercampus Exchange Program, etc.) 
  • Official transcripts do not feature:
    • Date of birth 
    • Address on file 
    • Individual AP Exams and scores, but this can be added by request 
    • Annotations of grade changes, including Incomplete grade changes. 
    • Disciplinary records

Before you order your transcript

Log into the Academic History tool to:

  1. View your current quarter grades
  2. Confirm grade changes
  3. Confirm your degree status, if applicable











Alumni can access the Academic History using Social Login.

  • Students who have graduated prior to 1991 will need to order official transcripts, as they no longer have access to their online academic history (unofficial transcript).

Ordering Options and Costs


Processing time/additional info 


Electronic Transcript - PDF 

Emailed to requested recipient usually within 15 to 30 minutes of submission. 

Covered by the one-time document fee 

Paper Transcript - Mailed 

Mailed same day if ordered by 1:30 p.m. PST. 

Paper Transcript – Mailed with Attachment 

Consider this service when documents need to be sent with your transcript or require a Registrar’s Office signature or notarization.  


Mailed within 3 – 5 business days 

With Co-Curricular Record (CCR) 

Do you have a CCR? To avoid delays with your order, please select this option only after verifying that you have a CCR. 


If this is your first time ordering a transcript with a CCR, make sure to place the order through your CCR portal at  Subsequent orders can be placed directly through Parchment.  

International 1st Class Airmail 

Mailed same day if ordered by 1:30 p.m. PST. 


FedEx Delivery 

Orders without attachments are mailed the same day if ordered by 1:30 p.m. PST. 


Orders with attachments are mailed within 3 – 5 business days.  

$22.50 to Domestic Addresses 


$45.00 to International Addresses 


**All fees associated with your transcript order are non-refundable.

Login information and ordering instructions


Login Information 

Ordering Instructions 

Current student 

Go to Order Official Documents. 

Follow ordering instructions here. 




Former student (did not earn degree, withdrew, transferred to another institute, Special Program visitor) 

Log in using your PID (username) and PAC (password). 


In need of PID/PAC credentials? Fill out, sign, and return the PID/PAC Request Form (PDF) to Registrar’s Office. 


Summer Session-only student 

Log in using your PID (username) and PAC (password). 


In need of PID/PAC credentials? Fill out, sign, and return the PID/PAC Request Form (PDF) to Registrar’s Office. 



Log in using Social Login. 

UC San Diego Extended Studies student 


Learn how to order official transcripts from UC San Diego Extended Studies. 

Background Investigator 


Visit our office with the release form, your work credentials and business card. 


Alternatively, please fax the release form, a copy of your business card, and your badge number to (858) 534-5723. Make sure to include the mailing address or email address which you’d like the transcript sent to. Requests are processed within 3 – 5 business days.  

Third Party 


Proof of enrollment/degree can be obtained through the National Student Clearinghouse for a nominal fee. There is no fee charged if you do not get a record.Please work with the National Student Clearinghouse to resolve any discrepancy disputes. 


Other transcript-related requests

For the requests below, please make sure to include your PID in your request. Please allow 3 - 5 business days for a response. 

Download commonly issued transcript-related letters


Contact the Office of the Registrar at or (858) 534-3150.