Transcripts FAQ

The National Student Clearinghouse is a nonprofit organization founded by the higher education community in 1993. It offers FERPA-compliant access to enrollment and degree records for more than 3,300 colleges and universities that enroll over 96% of all students in public and private U.S. institutions. The Clearinghouse provides transcript ordering, enrollment and degree verification, and research and reporting services. For more information, see the National Student Clearinghouse Web site.

The charge is $7 per transcript. If you want a transcript sent by Express Delivery, additional charges apply.

  • Standard domestic or international mailing via the U.S. postal service - no charge
  • Hold for pick-up - no charge
  • Express Delivery to U.S. address - additional $12 per address
  • Express Delivery to Canada/Mexico - additional $25 per address
  • Express Delivery to other international address - additional $45 per address

Note: Overnight delivery is not available to all international locations due to customs regulations.

Online transcript orders require payment by credit card. Payment for the full amount of a transcript order must be received before the order can be processed.

After the transcript order is received by our office, it is generally processed within two to four business days, and then sent by your chosen method of delivery.


  • Orders that require a signed consent form cannot be processed until the Clearinghouse receives the form.
  • If your chosen method of delivery is standard mail, the transcript cannot be tracked after it leaves our office. Depending on the location and time of year, standard mail can take two to four weeks to arrive at the final destination.

You may pick up your transcript in person on the 1st floor at 246 Church Street. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. You will need photo ID.

After your order is processed, you will receive an automated email notification when your transcript is ready for pick-up.

Transcript orders from current or former students with unmet obligations to the University will be cancelled. You will be notified by email and your credit card will not be charged.

Such obligations may include unpaid bills, library fines, or failure to complete an exit interview for student loans. Prior to ordering transcripts, all students should check under “Your Holds” in the Academic Information section of Student Information Systems to verify that they do not have any account restrictions.

Transcripts for Yale College students enrolled in fall 2004 and subsequent terms include the cumulative GPA.

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences does not calculate GPA.

Yale does not calculate Class rank or standing.

According to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), schools beyond the high school level must have written permission from the student in order to release information from her or his education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

An order-specific consent form is generated as part of the online ordering process when required. Print the consent form, sign it, and return it to the Clearinghouse using the instructions on the form.

During the transcript ordering process, you will be given the opportunity to upload any of the following documents in PDF, JPG, or JPEG formats to be included with the transcript mailing:

  • PharmCAS
  • LSAC
  • Scholarship applications

Uploaded documents will be reviewed and sent at the discretion of our office.

Unofficial transcripts are not available. Currently enrolled Yale College students may access a Course History report in the Yale Degree Audit, accessible via SIS.  Current and former Graduate School of Arts and Sciences students with a NetID can access their academic history in SIS.

Students can send a written request as an e-mail attachment to asking for the release of a transcript to a friend or family member. This written request must be signed by the student. The person picking up the transcript must show a photo ID.

Under the regulations of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), only students have access to their education records. When a student turns 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level, access to his or her education records becomes legally exclusive to the student.