Ordering UCSC Transcripts

Document Management Fee

Information about the proposed document management fee by the Office of the Registrar is available here.

Order an Official Academic Transcript

Official academic transcripts can be ordered online by clicking the Parchment button below. Transcripts delivered electronically are processed through Parchment, the official UC Santa Cruz transcript agent.

  • Notarization will also delay overnight (express) mailing by up to seven business days if that option is chosen.  For this reason the Office of the Registrar does not advise selecting the overnight shipping option in combination with notarization unless you are willing to accept the delay.
  • Current enrollments do not appear on the official transcript until the day after the Add/Drop/Swap deadline.
  • Official UCSC transcripts are available in PDF and paper form. Please note that rush ordering is not available for transcripts with evaluations. 
  • PDF electronic transcripts are available to students who attended in 1986 and later. Transcript recipients able to receive a PDF electronic transcript will be sent instructions on how to access the transcript through a secure site. Once accessed, the recipient has 24 hours to save the transcript file.
  • All transcripts include: courses, grades, degrees awarded, honors, and number of transfer credits. Transcripts with narrative evaluations have an additional cost of $8 per transcript order and include evaluations of courses and an evaluation of comprehensive examination or senior thesis. 
  • Transcripts ordered for Common Application purposes must be mailed directly to the college(s) with the completed College Transfer Report. Be sure to indicate you have an attachment when ordering your official transcript. Submit the report to your college adviser for completion. Rush Service is not available for transcripts including the College Transfer Report.
  • Students who have narrative evaluations can have them included with their official transcript for a fee. Students who do not have a UCSC GPA (those who began their UCSC careers prior to 2000) are encouraged to include their narrative evaluations with their transcript order.  For information about narrative performance evaluations, see the evaluations FAQs.

Transcript-Related Fees and Payments

Transcripts are $25 per copy and are assessed a $2.90 service charge. Special processing, which is uncommon, includes an additional $23 service charge. Students can pay during the ordering process by using a debit/credit card. Notarization services may delay mailing time by 3-5 business days.

To order your official transcript select the button below.

Order a UCSC Transcript

To track an existing order, please select this link and log in to your Parchment account.

Mailing Time

First-class mail has no additional charge. 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. We cannot provide refunds or duplicate transcripts for orders that do not arrive. Always verify the recipient’s address during the ordering process.

You may elect express mailing through the ordering process. Express mailing has an additional charge of $30 per domestic address and $55 per international address. Tracking numbers are available by contacting registrar@ucsc.edu. Up to five transcripts may be sent to any one address.

Transcript Hold Options

You may request that your transcript be held until your grades or degree is posted to your record.

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 website.

Unofficial Transcript

If you attended UCSC in 1986 or later your unofficial transcript is available on MyUCSC. Students who attended prior to 1986 do not have access to an unofficial transcript.

  1. Log into MyUCSC.
  2. Choose the Student Center tile
  3. In the Academics section, select Transcript:View Unofficial.
  4. Click Go.
  5. Select either Printable Transcript (PDF) or Viewable Transcript (HTML).
  6. Click View Report.

The unofficial transcript appears in a pop-up window. If the pop-up window does not appear, disable your browser’s pop-up blocker.

For assistance accessing your MyUCSC, email IT Services at help@ucsc.edu.

For more information about transcripts, please visit FAQs for Students: Transcripts.

Revised: 04/29/24