Order transcripts

Ordering a copy of your official high school or college transcript on Parchment.com is fast, easy, and secure - and you can track the entire process on our website. We also have a user guide and a video that explain how to order transcripts:

A few things first

  • You must have an account with us. To set up an account, go to the Registration page. You may also want to read the Registration help topic to understand how the registration process works.
  • If you attended more than one school and need to order more than one transcript, you can add more schools in step 1 below.
  • We recommend using Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer when you order your transcript.

Step 1 - Select the school that you want to send your transcript from

If you have already added your school, go to Step 2 in the next section below.

  1. Log in to Parchment.com. Or, if you haven’t registered yet, click Sign up and follow the onscreen instructions to register. If you’re ordering your college transcript, skip to step 3. Otherwise, go to step 2.
  2. Immediately after you register, you will see an image to add your school. Click Start by adding a school or organization you attended. If you already added a school to your account and you would like to add another school, click Add another school or organization you attended
  3. Enter the name of your school in the search box and click Search.
    1. Click Advanced Search to narrow the results and search by:
      1. High schools
      2. Colleges
      3. City, State, or Country
    2. When your school appears, click Add next to your school.
      1. If your school does not appear or you see Not Available after clicking Add, please contact your school
        to request transcripts from them directly.
  4. You will be brought to the Enter your Enrollment Information page. Fill in the fields.
    • Select if you are currently enrolled or not enrolled.
    • Check the box if the name on your transcript is different to your name today. You will then enter what your name was when you were enrolled in the text boxes provided.
    • Enter your date of birth if it is not already filled in.
    • Select your gender (optional).
    • Select the years that you attended or, if you’re still enrolled, enter the years you expect to attend.
      • Click the drop-down menu under Earliest Year to select the year you started at the school.
      • Click the drop-down menu under Expected Grad Year to select the year you graduated, or expect
        to graduate.
  5. Under FERPA Privacy Rights, select whether you’d like to waive your FERPA rights to read your letters of recommendation
  6. Click Add school.

Step 2 - Select the destination that you want to send your transcript to

  • Make sure you do not click Add another institution if you see this option available. Add another institution allows you to add the name of a school that you want to send your transcript from. However, you just did this in the step above. 
  • Some schools have a preferred delivery method saved into our system, so you may not be presented with a choice of delivery methods. For example, some schools may only want to receive electronic transcripts.
  • Do not edit an address unless you are positive that the changes you are making are correct. You cannot change an address after you place an order. You will have to place a new order.
  • You will see two destination options. Select the one on the left to send your transcript to a school, business, or other organization. Select the option on the right to send your transcript to yourself or another individual.
  • You cannot send other admissions documents with your transcript through Parchment. You should speak to your school if you need to submit other documents. They may be able to upload and send these other documents when they send your transcript.

Send to a school, business, or other organization (including NCAA and Common App)

      1. After selecting this option, enter the name of the school or other organization in the search box and click Search
      2. When you see the destination listed, click Select.
        1. If your destination does not appear, click Enter your own.
          1. Select if you would like to email our transcript (the recipient would receive an email with a link to download your transcript), or if you would like to send a paper transcript.
      3. Fill in the destination information.
      4. Click Save & Continue.

Send to Other Organization/Other Individual

    1. After selecting this option, select a delivery method:
      1. Electronic Delivery means that the recipient receives an email with a link to download your electronic transcript. 
      2. Paper Transcript means that you are sending a printed copy of your official transcript in the mail (you can select USPS or overnight later in the process).
      3. Send to my Parchment Account allows you to order a copy of your official transcript and it will be stored in your Parchment account. You can then download or print it.
    2. If you are sending the transcript to yourself, check the box I am sending this order to myself. The boxes will then be populated with your destination information. 
    3. Fill in the destination information. Click Save & Continue.

Step 3 - View order details

  1. You are now at the Order Details page where you can view your order and select if you would like to send your transcript now, or wait until next semester’s grades are in.
    1. If you would like to wait until your next grades are in before sending your transcript, click the drop-down menu and select Hold for Grades.
    2. If you would like to enter an application tracking number or Honors information, enter these in the applicable boxes.
    3. To send your transcript to another destination, click + Add Another Destination and go back to step 2.
    4. If you’d like to remove this order, click Delete this item.
    5. Your total charges appear on the right side, and include any shipping fees.
    6. When you are ready to pay, click Save & Continue.
  2. You can now review your order again. To make any changes, click Edit Order. Otherwise, click Continue.
  3. You are now on the Provide Consent page. This is where you (or your parent/guardian) authorizes Parchment to release your transcript from your school.
    1. Use your mouse or stylus to sign your name in the box.
    2. Type your name into the box and check the box to confirm that you are authorized to order the transcript.
      1. For minors, a parent must sign in the box, type their name, and check the box that certifies they are authorized to order the transcript. However, if you are a minor and ordering your college transcript, you can sign.
  4. Click Save & Continue.
  5. You are now on the Payment Information page. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. Enter your payment and billing information and click Checkout.
  6. You will land on the Order Confirmation page, and you can now begin to track your order.

Here's what happens next

  1. Once you place your order, we will notify your school and they will review your order.
    • They will either approve your request or place it on hold. If they place your request on hold, you should contact your school directly to resolve the matter. You will be notified by email if there are any issues with your order.
  2. Once your school approves and processes your order, we will send your transcript. There may be instances where your school will print your transcript themselves. You will be notified by email in either case.
  3. You can track your order online.
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  • Topic #: 30029-12
  • Date Created: 11/13/2012
  • Last Modified Since: 07/15/2015
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