Transcripts FAQ

The charge is $8 per transcript for Yale College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and Yale Summer Session. If you want a transcript sent by USPS or Express Delivery, additional charges apply.

  • E-transcript (secure PDF) – no additional delivery charge
  • Hold for pick-up - no additional delivery charge
  • Standard mail via the U.S. Postal Service – additional $2.50 per transcript
  • International mail via the U.S. Postal Service – additional $5.00 per transcript
  • Fed Ex Delivery: Domestic - additional $30.00 per transcript
  • Fed Ex Delivery: International Priority - additional $55.00 per transcript

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, it is generally processed within two business days, and then sent by your chosen method of delivery.


Depending on the location and time of year, standard mail can take two to four weeks to arrive at the final destination.

Some holds on your record will prevent the release of a transcript. 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.

Prior to ordering transcripts, all students should check under “Your Holds” in the Academic Information section of Yale Hub to verify that they do not have any account restrictions.

Note: A Health Hold will not prevent the release of a transcript.

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.

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

Unofficial transcripts are available for current students in Yale Hub.

Yes - when placing your transcript order, select a transcript type of “Pick-up.” Students must send a written request as an email attachment to asking for the release of a transcript to a specific friend or family member. This written request must be signed by the student. The person picking up the transcript must show a photo ID.

No. 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.

Yes. When placing your transcript order, take the following steps to request your transcript be notarized:

  1. Select the transcript delivery type of “hold for pick-up”
  2. When presented the upload/attach a document option, include a written statement requesting that the transcript be notarized and any additional information about where the transcript should be sent (pick-up in person, mailed to a third-party, etc.). Alternatively, you may send an email with this information to:

You will receive email notification when your notarized transcript order has been fulfilled.

Requesting more than two notartized transcripts within a week will incur an additional $5 surcharge per transcript.

The Parchment Support website has informational videos and FAQs regarding placing an order and tracking an order, as well as contact information for questions about a mailed transcript order.

E-transcripts can only be sent to the “recipient” email address. Having it sent to you and attempting to forward it nullifies it as an official transcript. 

When an order for an E-transcript is fulfilled, the recipient will receive two emails - one to generate a passcode and one with a url to enter the passcode and download the E-transcript. The recipient may access and download the E-transcript up to three time before the url expires.

If the recipient encounters problems with the E-transcript download it is recommended to clear the internet browser cache and ensure the most up to date Adobe software edition is installed.

You will only receive a tracking number if you select Priority or Express delivery. Standard USPS delivery does not provide a tracking number and refunds will not be provided if USPS fails to deliver.

Transcript information and formatting does vary between Yale University schools, but most generally the following information is included:

  • Legal name 
  • Degree sought or awarded (and if awarded, date of degree conferral)
  • Honors, if calculated by your school
  • Major/Field of Study
  • Concentration
  • Certificates earned
  • Course listings and grades by term
  • Term and cumulative GPA, if calculated by your school
  • Enrollment status category by term, e.g. enrolled, withdrawn, leave of absence
  • Suspension or Expulsion notation