Ordering UCSC Transcripts

Document Management Fee

Information on the proposed Document Management Fee by the Office of the Registrar is available here.

General Information

A transcript is an official copy of a student's academic history at UCSC. Two versions of your official UCSC student records are available from the Office of the Registrar at 190 Hahn: with or without evaluations.

Transcripts with evaluations include: Courses, grades, degrees awarded, honors, number of transfer credits, evaluations of courses, and an evaluation of comprehensive examination or senior thesis. The fee is $25 per copy. For information on narrative performance evaluations, please visit http://registrar.ucsc.edu/faqs/students/evaluations.html.

Transcripts without evaluations include: Courses, grades, degrees awarded, honors, and number of transfer credits. The fee is $17 per copy.

If you have a document to include with your transcript order be sure to indicate that you have an attachment during the ordering process. The attachment can be emailed, faxed, mailed or dropped off at our office.

Note: Transcript requests are not processed if you have outstanding financial obligations to the university. If you received a message after ordering your transcripts that indicates you have a hold on your transcripts, please contact Student Business Services via email at oarinfo@ucsc.edu.

Ordering UCSC Transcripts

The Office of the Registrar produces all printed transcripts for the University of California, Santa Cruz. For UCSC Extension transcripts see below. UCSC has retained Credentials Solutions to accept online transcript orders. Please click on the TranscriptsPlus button below to request a transcript with a credit card or debit card. There is an additional $2.75 per transcript service charge to use this service. This is a secure, encrypted site. If you are uncomfortable placing an order over the Internet, you may call Credentials Solutions at 800-646-1858 to place your transcript request. There is an additional operator surcharge for placing orders over the telephone.

Order a UCSC Transcript

Check the status of your order by clicking on the link below.

Check Status of Transcript Order

Processing Time

The basic transcript order is processed within 5 to 10 working days from when the order completes. Processing may take longer during our peak season from November through March.

You may opt for rush processing service for an additional $23. Rush orders—without additional add-on services—are guaranteed to be processed within two business days after your order completes. If you elect to add a notarization to your rush order, we cannot guarantee that it will be processed within two business days. Please call the Office of the Registrar prior to placing your order to speak with one of our notaries regarding the timeline. Do not order the rush service if you intend to hold your transcripts for degrees or grades, or if you are working with your college to complete a transcript attachment for the Common Application.

You may order a same-day transcript ($17 for a transcript, $23 for rush, plus $23 for special processing) in person at the Office of the Registrar between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, excluding holidays.

Mailing Time

For regular mail service (First-Class Mail), allow two to five days for delivery. Please be aware that due to the large volume of mail moving through the U.S. Postal Service system each day, it is not possible to track First-Class mail to confirm delivery. Due to the inability to track First-Class deliveries, the Office of the Registrar cannot provide refunds or duplicate transcripts for orders lost in the mail. Always verify the address you are entering during the ordering process.

If you select Express Mailing, please note that this service expedites transit time, not transcript processing time, and is an option for both Rush or Basic service. Express Mailing transcripts are mailed with Federal Express Priority Service (to a street address) or as USPS Priority Mail (to a post office box). If you wish to receive a tracking number after you receive the message from the Registrar’s Office that your transcript order has been mailed please contact the Registrar via e-mail: registrar@ucsc.edu.

The additional charge for Express Mailing within the U.S. is $25 and $30 for addresses outside the U.S. Express Mailing is charged for each individual address, and up to five separate transcripts may be sent to any one address.

If you have any other questions about Express Mailing a transcript, please call the Registrar at 831-459-4412 or contact us at registrar@ucsc.edu.

Transcript Hold Options

You may request that your transcript be held until your grades, evaluations, or degree be posted to your record. Transcript holds are available as follows:

  • up to 10 days after the end of the quarter to include grades, or

  • up to six weeks after the end of the quarter to include evaluations or a degree if applicable.

Grades and degrees can be viewed on MyUCSC at any time.

UCSC Extension Transcripts

Transcripts for UC Extension courses can be found at the UC Extension Student Services web site.

Unofficial Transcript

Your unofficial transcript is available on MyUCSC.

Log into MyUCSC and go to Main menu, select the My Student Center folder, then select the My Student Center page. From the drop down menu in the Academics section, select Transcript: View Unofficial and click “Go.” Select either "Unofficial Transcript - PDF" or "Unofficial Transcript - HTML" for the report type and click “Go.”
The PDF version of the unofficial transcript is best for printing or emailing.
The HTML version of the unofficial transcript is best for use with assistive software that requires document structure tags.

Revised: 00/01/17