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 TranscriptsPlus button below. Transcripts delivered electronically are processed through Credential eScript-Safe, the official UCSC transcript agent.

  • Official UCSC transcripts are available in PDF and paper form. PDF electronic transcripts are available to students who attended in 1986 and later.
  • Transcript recipients able to receive a PDF electronic transcript are 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 also include evaluations of courses and an evaluation of comprehensive examination or senior thesis.
  • 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 the Office of the Registrar. If you are ordering a PDF electronic transcript, the document can be uploaded during the ordering process.
  • If Student Business Services holds prevent your transcript being released, contact sbs@ucsc.edu or 831-459-2107.
  • Students who have narrative evaluations can have them included with their official transcript for a fee. Students who do not have a UCSC GPA are encouraged to include their narrative evaluations with their transcript order.  For information about narrative performance evaluations, see the evaluations FAQs.
  • The Common Application does not accept PDF electronic transcripts. Transcripts 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.

Transcript-Related Fees and Payments

There are four tiers of service for official transcripts: basic, rush, PDF electronic, and same day. All transcripts ordered online are assessed a $2.90 service charge. Students can pay during the ordering process by using a debit/credit card. Notarization services may delay mailing time by 1-2 business days.

Transcript Options

Processing Time (not mailing time)

Cost without evaluations*

Cost with evaluations*

Basic Service

5-10 business days

$17

$25

Rush Service

1-2 business days

$40

$48

PDF Electronic

5-10 minutes

$24

Not available

Same Day

15-30 minutes

$63

$71

*prices do not include the $2.90 service charge per transcript ordered

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.

To order your official transcript click on the TranscriptsPlus button below.

Order a UCSC Transcript

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

Check Status of Transcript Order

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.

Express mailing has an additional charge of $25 per domestic address and $30 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, evaluations, 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, contact IT Services at help@ucsc.edu.

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

Revised: 09/24/18