Due to COVID-19 emergency, the Registrar's Office has transitioned to a remote work arrangement for all staff until further notice.
Paper transcripts will be processed within five business days; however, there may be delays in delivery due to mail pickup. Electronic transcripts are being processed regularly and are the recommended transcript type during this time. Rush delivery and in-person requests for transcipts are not available.
*** Due to Winter Break, any Paper Transcript Mailed orders, Enrollment Verification Mailed orders, orders placed on Hold Manual Review, and orders placed on Hold Imaging after 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2020, will not be processed until Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at 9 am. All eTranscript and Enrollment Verification Electronic orders will continue to be processed hourly as received during this period.***
I am a former student / graduated before spring 2015, College in High School, or Outlier student:
- Order Transcript
- How to "Create a Transcript/Enrollment Verification Parchment Account as a Former Student, or College in High School/Outlier Student"
- How to "Order a Transcript/Enrollment Verification as a Former Student/College in High School/Outlier Student"
I am a current student / graduated in spring 2015 - present:
Forward Your Transcript
**New** You may now forward your transcript to an In-Network Receiver such as Law School Admission Council (LSAC) or AMCAS using the University’s online ordering service. Enter your recipient into the Search box to see if they are an In-Network Receiver and then select their preferred method of delivery.
If you would like to order a transcript, please click above if you are either a "Current Student" or a "Former Student".
Our current and former students can order transcripts and enrollment verifications online. Not only can you order these documents online, but you can also choose to have these documents delivered via email through our secure, electronic PDF delivery process.
$6.00 Paper mailed transcript.
$3.50 Paper mailed enrollment verification / electronic enrollment verification.
$25.00 additional charge for Domestic Rush Delivery.
The student must upload a pre-paid UPS Express or FedEx Express label to their order for International Rush Delivery .
Please refer to the links in our Transcript/Verification Resources section for instructions on how to create an online ordering account and placing an order.
Ordering In Person - NOTE: Due to the Office of the Registrar working remotely, In Person service is not available at this time.
The Office of the Registrar will provide over-the-counter services for current and former students who provide a valid photo identification:
- 3 official transcripts "Issued to Student" (additional copies will carry a fee)
- 1 unofficial transcript "Issued to Student"
Currently enrolled students can also view, print or download their Academic Record/Unofficial Transcript from their PeopleSoft.
Students can request Enrollment Verifications online, but can also choose to have these documents delivered via email through the secure, electronic PDF delivery process.
Third Party Requests
Third party transcript/degree/enrollment verification requests can be made through Parchment Exchange Third Party Ordering. With the on-line ordering system, secure certified PDF transcripts and enrollment verifications can be ordered within minutes and then delivered within a few hours, unless there is an off-line record research hold. Mailed transcripts and enrollment verification requests are generally processed within 1-3 business days (up to 3-5 days for high volume periods).
Please visit www.parchment.com to create an account and place an order. You will be asked to upload a signed student consent form which will allow us to release the student’s information to you. Your request will not be processed unless the signed consent is attached.
Third party requests for degree or enrollment verification can also be made by contacting the National Student Clearing House at:
Mail: National Student Clearinghouse, 2300 Dulles Station Boulevard, Suite 300, Herrndon, VA 20171.
Official Transcript Section Description
This section lists, in ascending order, each degree/certificate you have earned while enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh. Dependent upon whether you have received an undergraduate or graduate degree, your degree information may include degree earned, confer date, University honors, plan major, minor or sub-plan. Your certificate information will include your certification program and date conferred.
Academic Program History
This section will specify your program and plan, including plan changes. If you are officially pursuing multiple programs, it will display the above information for each program and plan listed.
University of Pittsburgh Units
This section displays, in ascending chronological order, all of the courses in which you were enrolled (registered) and the grades issued for each term of attendance. Special notations are also indicated in this section of your transcript. The key to the special notations is printed on the back of each official transcript.
Grade Point Average (GPA)
Prior to the Fall Term 2005-2006, the University cumulative Quality Point Average (QPA) was calculated based on all University of Pittsburgh courses relevant to the student's degree goal(s). Effective with the Fall Term 2005-2006, the cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) is associated with credits completed at the Career Level. For additional GPA/QPA information, please see the University GPA/QPA policy.
Transfer Units reflect course work you have completed at other institutions. When an academic center evaluates and accepts this class work, all or a portion of the class work may apply toward your degree requirements in that academic center. Only transfer units accepted from your current school will appear in this section of your transcript. If you transfer from one school to another within the University, your transfer units do not automatically transfer. Your transfer units will need to be re-evaluated and accepted by your new school.
When you earn your degree from the University of Pittsburgh, transfer units associated with your degree will become a permanent part of your transcript. In the event that you attain multiple degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, the transcript will list all advanced standing associated with the degrees awarded.