An official transcript is a certified record of the academic work done at the University of Iowa. It includes classes taken, hours earned, grades received and degrees conferred. Many colleges require that transcripts sent to the student be in a sealed envelope with a signature across the flap from the sending institution. If you need to have your transcript sent to you in this manner, please indicate this at the time of your request. Official transcripts from the University of Iowa are not sent in a signature stamped envelope unless so requested. We send your complete, entire record unless you request a partial record, split by level of study (undergraduate, graduate, professional). If you were in a joint or combined program, we cannot separate level of study. Please note: End of Semester Grades are posted approximately 10 business days after the last day of finals and Degree Notations are posted approximately 15 business days after the last day of finals. Please select the appropriate timing on your request.
The Registrar's Office does not provide unofficial transcripts. If you are a current student you may obtain a semester grade report on ISIS. Grade reports are rarely accepted by prospective employers or other schools in place of official transcripts.
Using ISIS (Iowa Student Information System)
Former and current students may use ISIS to place their transcript requests, using their HawkID and password. Requests placed on ISIS are processed the next business day. If you have let your Hawk ID password expire, please call the ITS Help Desk at 319-384-4357 to get it reset.
You can check your own ISIS request history - Student Records>Transcript Request>upper right hand corner is Transcript Request History. This history only shows requests placed via ISIS, not by correspondence or in-person. Processed = Sent on the date shown.
If you were last a student here prior to 2003 and want to order using ISIS, you need to call the Registrar's Service Center 319 384-4300 or Transcripts 319 335-0229 and establish an ISIS alumni account.
Online not using ISIS
For one-time requests, you may prefer to place your request through the online form (survey). This request may be used by any Iowa student as well as students from defunct (closed) institutions. These requests may take up to four business days to process. You will be sent a bill to your current residing address.
You may come to the Registrar's Service Center which is located in Room 17 Calvin Hall (Lower Level). Office hours are: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please bring one form of photo I.D. with you to place your order if taking the transcript with you; bring all mailing/address information if the transcript will be sent by our office to the destination.
You may print, complete and submit the Transcript Request Form. Once we receive a transcript request, it takes 2-4 business days to process and it will be sent out by USPS unless Federal Express is requested alternatively (no PO Box addresses for FedEx). If a fax (unofficial) is requested, we mail (USPS) the official. We process transcript requests without payment. If you are a current student, charges will be billed to your U-bill. If you are a former student or a student from a defunct (closed) college, a bill will be sent to your current residing address. Former students of closed/defunct institutions need to use the correspondence method. The University of Iowa is the custodial institution of defunct post-secondary schools. Here is a list of the schools we have as well as other historic information on closed schools.
If you are transferring TO the University of Iowa, the Office of Admissions needs to receive your incoming transcripts.
At this time, the University of Iowa is unable to send transcripts electronically. You can have your HawkID password reset to view your Completed Grades on ISIS by calling the ITS Help Desk at 319-384-4357. We can also fax an unofficial transcript as part of an official request for an additional $7.00 fee (making the total fee $23.00). If you need to upload your transcript for an online application, you need to obtain an official paper transcript and scan it yourself for submission.
Charges are automatically billed through the University Billing Office.
How Much Does a Transcript Cost?
The cost provides for supplies such as transcript paper, envelopes, postage, and supports staff responsible for processing your transcript request. It also helps support the technical aspects of the transcript systems, as well as other key student services enhancements.
Effective May 2011 charges are as follows:
- Transcripts - $16 per copy.
- Faxed Transcripts - $23 ($16 transcript fee + $7 fax fee) A fax is not official, and this includes an official transcript mailed at the same time.
- Domestic Fed Ex - Next Business Day - $31 ($16 transcript fee + $15 domestic shipping fee).
- International Fed Ex - International Priority - Varies ($16 transcript fee + the international shipping fee).
No transcript is issued for former students whose University account has a financial delinquency (indebtedness) or an exit interview hold through Student Financial Aid.