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.

**Spring 2020 Students:

  • Spring 2020 grades will appear on transcripts on May 13th as submitted by instructors- P/NP designations due to COVID-19 will not be reflected on May 13th. If you will select any courses to be P/NP, do not order a transcript until P/NP is reflected on your record.

  • P/NP grades will appear on undergraduate and Veterinary Medicine records on May 20th, and on graduate records on May 22nd.

  • Spring 2020 degrees will be posted on transcripts by June 1st.

  • Transcripts ordered as "Delayed" (to be held for spring grades and degrees) will print the night of June 1st to be processed by our office.

  • Allow 4-5 processing days in our office due to peak processing time, for both paper and PDF transcripts.

  • We strongly encourage you to order PDF transcripts when possible for more timely delivery. Mail service to some areas has seen significant disruption.

All spring 2020 students should review their unofficial transcript in AccessPlus before ordering official transcripts to ensure all grades and P/NP grades are reflected accurately. 



  • Pick up service has been suspended indefinitely.

  • We strongly encourage you to request a PDF electronic transcript whenever possible.

  • At this time, we will continue to process transcripts to be mailed out. If this changes, we will update this website.

  • There may be delays in processing time for transcript requests and mail service.

AccessPlus unofficial transcripts are now available with student names for students who attended Iowa State fall 1996 or after. Simply go to your AccessPlus account and print. Please be aware that unofficial transcripts are rarely accepted for official transactions.

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.
  • Unofficial transcripts - Student names now appear on copies of unofficial transcripts. The Office of the Registrar does not provide unofficial transcripts. However, if you were enrolled Fall 1996 or later, you may print an unofficial copy of your transcript through AccessPlus. Be aware that unofficial transcripts are rarely accepted for official transactions.
  • "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 010 Enrollment Services Center must be claimed within 30 days. A photo ID is required to pick up transcripts.
  • 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 call our office at 515-294-1840.