How to Order Official Transcripts:
Online - Former and current University of Iowa students may request their transcripts through ISIS using their HawkID and password. The charges are applied to your U-bill. If you have problems with your HawkID or password, contact ITS at (319)384-4357. If you last attended prior to 2003, contact the Registrar's Service Center at (319)384-4300 to set up an alumni account.
Former and current students may also use ISIS to "link" to the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to order official transcripts and use a credit card for payment at the time of ordering. There is an additional fee when using NSC.
In Person - Transcript orders may be placed in person at 17 Calvin Hall. A photo ID is required if obtaining the transcript in person. If you would like your transcript mailed by the Registrar's Office, you are responsible for providing the addresses to which you would like them mailed.
Walk-in Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
By Mail, Fax or E-mail - Written requests should be sent to: Office of the Registrar, Attn: Transcripts, 30 Calvin Hall, Iowa City IA 52242, faxed to: (319) 335-1999 or e-mailed as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please print, complete and submit the Transcript Request Form. Your signature is required on the request. The University does NOT accept credit cards for payment, you will be billed on the first of the month following your processed request.
Former students of closed/defunct institutions need to use this method. For a list of which schools we maintain, click here.
No transcript is issued for former students whose University account has a financial delinquency and/or have not completed financial aid exit counseling on-line.
For questions about transcripts, please call: 319-335-0229.
For information about having transcripts sent to the University of Iowa from other institutions, please visit http://www.uiowa.edu/admissions/undergrad/apply/fy-apply.html.
An official transcript is a certified record of the academic work done at the University of Iowa. It includes classes taken, hours earned, grades received and degrees conferred. Many colleges require that transcripts sent to the student be in a sealed envelope. "Signature over flap" or "Sealed" means we stamp a signature on the back of the envelope to show the final recipient of the envelope that it has not been opened and the document inside has not been tampered. It typically is needed when turning in a packet of documents to another educational institution by the student him/herself. If you need to have your transcript sent to you in this manner, please indicate this at the time of your request.
Official transcripts from the University of Iowa are not sent in a sealed envelope unless so requested.
The transcript key includes the policies and regulations governing official records, department and course numbering, as well as the grading system and symbols explanation.
The Registrar's Office does not provide unofficial transcripts. If you are a current student you may obtain a grade report on ISIS. Grade reports are rarely accepted by prospective employers or other schools in place of official transcripts.
Charges are automatically billed through the University Billing Office.
How Much Does a Transcript Cost?
The cost provides for supplies such as transcript paper, envelopes, postage, and supports staff responsible for processing your transcript request. It also helps support the technical aspects of the transcript systems, as well as other key student services enhancements.
Effective May 14, 2012 charges are as follows:
- Transcripts - $16 per copy
- Faxed Transcripts - $23 A fax is not official, and this includes an official transcript mailed at the same time.
- Domestic Fed Ex - Next Business Day - $15 plus the $16 per copy transcript fee. You must provide a street address - Federal Express will not deliver to P.O. Boxes.
- International Fed Ex - International Priority - The amount the UI is assessed for the service plus the $16 per copy transcript fee.