Transcript Services

Northwestern partners with the National Student Clearinghouse to provide convenient, online transcript ordering for our students and alumni.


Request Your Northwestern Transcript

Click here to place your transcript request via the National Student Clearinghouse.


  • You can expect your transcript order to be processed within one to three business days.
    • Paper transcripts are produced and mailed by Registrar’s Office staff. Be sure to take mailing time into account if you are ordering a transcript in advance of a deadline. 
    • Electronic transcripts are processed and delivered 24/7 as orders are submitted. Occasionally, an order will require manual intervention from Registrar’s Office staff. Please allow one to three business days for processing in these cases.
  • You will need to use a major credit card when placing your order online. The cost for a paper transcript is $8, and the cost for an electronic transcript is $6.50.
  • Most students will be able to order either a secure electronic transcript or a paper transcript. An electronic transcript is considered official only for the initial recipient. It is your responsibility to ensure you select a delivery method that is accepted by your recipient.
  • We are not able to hold a transcript request for the posting of final grades or degree date. Please wait to place your request until you see that your grades or degree is posted.
  • If your name has changed since your Northwestern attendance and you would like your current name reflected on your transcript, it is your responsibility to contact the Registrar’s Office to ensure the correct name is in our records prior to placing your transcript order.
  • When placing a transcript order, you are able to upload an attachment to be sent along with your transcript. Please note that we cannot send transcripts from other institutions (including high schools) as attachments.

Other Transcript Requests

Student transcripts from previously attended institutions that were provided to Northwestern become the property of Northwestern. Northwestern does not provide copies of transcripts from other institutions that are part of a Northwestern student’s education record. In order to obtain accurate, up-to-date information and ensure that no protocol of the issuing institution is circumvented, a student must contact the originating institution for a copy of that institution’s transcript.

Maranatha College (Brooklyn Park, MN) Alumni Only

On June 1, 2010 University of Northwestern – St. Paul accepted responsibility for custody of the academics records of students enrolled at Maranatha College, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, which closed in 2010.

To request a paper transcript of your Maranatha College academic work, please mail your signed request with contact information, recipient information, and a $3.00 check per transcript, payable to University of Northwestern – St. Paul, to:

Registrar’s Office
University of Northwestern – St. Paul
3003 Snelling Ave North
St. Paul, MN 55113


For assistance understanding the contents of your transcript (grades, notations, etc.), please contact the Registrar’s Office at [email protected].

You may check the status of an existing order online.

Replacement Diploma Request

To request a replacement diploma, please complete and sign the diploma request form. Return your form, along with the $10.00 diploma replacement fee, to the address listed on the form. If you would like to pay with a card, please call the Student Accounts office at 651-631-5352 and email your form to [email protected].