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Transcripts for Former Students (Paper Delivery)

A transcript includes a student's courses, grades, GPA, and degree. University of Illinois official transcripts bear the Registrar's signature and are on secured paper. We no longer use a raised seal; however, the seal is printed on the transcript. Transcript requests are typically processed within 2-5 business days of our receiving a correctly completed request; however transcripts of students in attendance at the University prior to Fall 1982 are archived in a secure location and may require 2-3 weeks retrieval and processing time.

The Office of the Registrar, in partnership with SCRIP-SAFE® International, is pleased to offer electronic delivery of transcripts in PDF format through eSCRIP-SAFE®.

Note: This website is for Urbana-Champaign campus transcripts only. For University of Illinois at Springfield transcripts, refer to, and for University of Illinois at Chicago transcripts, refer to Records for College of Medicine and College of Nursing students reside at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Transcripts are $8 each.

Express delivery is available for an additional fee (see Special Shipping).

Delivery Times

Please allow 7–10 days for delivery to and processing by receiving party for domestic addresses. For international addresses please use the FedEx expedited shipping option for guaranteed delivery. Regular mail delivery to international addresses cannot be tracked and therefore is not guaranteed.

Special Handling Services

Sealed Envelopes

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.

Orders for Multiple Transcripts

Orders placed for 10 or more paper transcripts to a single address must be delivered using express delivery to provide for tracking.

Special Shipping

Electronic delivery is the fastest and most inexpensive way to send official transcripts!

Transcripts are processed within 2-5 business days of our receiving a correctly completed order. Electronic transcripts will be delivered within one business day of the order being processed. If a paper copy is required, for faster delivery, transcripts may be sent by express delivery. Options are standard overnight domestic delivery or international delivery. The additional fee will be charged to your credit card at a rate of $14.00 or $40.00, respectively. Requests for express shipping must be received by 11:00 a.m. CST for same day processing.

Note: Express packages cannot be delivered to a post office box.

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Order a Transcript

Ordering Online

Transcripts can be ordered online using Transcripts on Demand® from SCRIP-SAFE® International.  Payment must be provided by debit or credit card on the Transcripts on Demand® secure site.  First time users must create an account with Transcripts on Demand® and provide a signed release form to SCRIP-SAFE® International before any transcript request can be processed.

Order Online

Ordering by Mail, Fax, or In Person

Complete the order request form, including the following information, and send the request to the Transcript Unit:

  • Full name
  • Any previous names
  • Social Security Number (not required but helpful for expediting processing of the order)
  • Date of birth
  • Last date of attendance
  • Current mailing address
  • Telephone number
  • E-mail address (if available)
  • Address(es) where transcripts should be mailed
  • Student's signature
  • If paying by debit or credit card (we accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover):
    • Credit card number
    • Expiration date
    • Security code
    • Name as it appears on the card
    • Cardholder signature

Ordering by Mail

A mailed request must be accompanied by a check (payable through a U.S. bank) or money order payable to the University of Illinois or credit card. Please provide card number, expiration date, security code, name as it appears on card, and cardholder signature.

Ordering by Fax

Payment may be made by debit or credit card. Please provide card number, expiration date, security code, name as it appears on card, and cardholder signature.

Ordering in Person

Transcripts can be requested directly from the Transcript Unit, during normal business hours. Transcripts requests are processed within 5 business days. Payment may be made by cash (exact change only), check, money order, or debit or credit card.

Order by Mail, Fax, or In Person

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Detailed Transcript Explanations

PDFRecords of students enrolled prior to Fall Semester 1982 (PDF)

PDFRecords of students enrolled since Fall Semester 1982 (PDF)

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Contact Information

Transcript Unit
University of Illinois
901 W. Illinois Street, Suite 140
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: 217-333-9778
Fax: 217-333-3100
office hours: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

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