Ordering Official Transcripts

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If you have earned college credit at Iowa State University, you may order an official transcript. Transcripts must be ordered by the individual whose record is being requested.

Some things to be aware of...

  • End of semester grades - If you would like the most recent semester grades and/or degrees to be included on the transcript, it is best to place your order approximately three weeks after the end of the semester, to allow time for grade processing and degree verification.
  • "Issued to Student" transcripts - Transcripts released to students are stamped "Issued to Student." Please check with the recipient to ensure they will accept a transcript that has been issued to a student, as some will not.

  • Third party PDF transcripts - For PDFs going to a third party, please check with the recipient to ensure they will accept a PDF transcript, as some will not.

  • Holds - The Office of the Registrar will not release official transcripts if you have a hold on your student record. To view hold information, log into AccessPlus, click on the student tab and select "current student information" on the left.
  • Picking up a paper transcript - Transcripts held for pick up in 214 Enrollment Services Center must be claimed within 30 days. A photo ID is required to pick up transcripts.
  • Unofficial transcripts - The Office of the Registrar does not provide unofficial transcripts. If you were enrolled Fall 1996 or later, you may print an unofficial copy of your transcript through AccessPlus, but it will not display your name or University ID Number. Unofficial transcripts are rarely accepted for official transactions.
  • Delivery Time - Please allow up to 15 business days for domestic USPS delivery and up to 30 business days for international airmail delivery. If you need faster delivery, please see the delivery options below.

Transcript Fees

The fees identified below are applicable to all transcript requests. Acceptable forms of payment include exact cash, check, money order, Visa or MasterCard. Call 515-294-1840 to make arrangements for fax and/or express delivery.

Delivery Method


U.S Mail/PDF

$16.00 each

Fax Delivery

$28.00 each (Original official document to follow via U.S. Postal Service. Fax delivery not available to international numbers.)

In Person

$16.00 each - Photo ID required. ($21 each for same day service.)

Express Domestic

Transcript fee + $5 special handling per transcript + $20 shipping charge per address. (Next business day delivery.)

Express International

Transcript fee + $5 special handling per transcript + $50 shipping charge per address. (Please allow 3-5 business days for delivery.)