Requesting a Transcript
The Office of the Registrar produces official, hard-copy transcripts, which can be ordered online, via the National Student Clearinghouse. Alumni who graduated in June of 2001 or after can obtain an unofficial electronic transcript. Please see the Unofficial Transcript portion for more information.
Ordering online through the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC)
HGSE students and alumni may take advantage of the services of the National Student Clearinghouse, which offers a fast, simple and secure way to order copies of transcripts via the web. Ordering transcripts this way is in full compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which protects the privacy of students' educational records. Orders may be placed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and may be charged to any major credit card.
For transcripts sent to the same address, a fee collected by the NSC will be assessed as follows:
- NSC online processing fee: $2.25
(e.g. 5 transcripts would cost $2.25)
For transcripts sent to different addresses, a fee collected will be assessed as follows:
- NSC online processing fee: $2.25 per address
(e.g. 5 transcripts to 5 different addresses would cost $11.25)
To order a transcript, login to the Clearinghouse secure site.
Hold for Pick-Up/No Rush: Transcripts will be available for pick-up at the Office of the Registrar reception desk within three to five business days of the receipt of the order. Students will be notified when the transcripts are ready for pick-up.
Hold for Pick-Up/Rush: Students who need up to five transcripts immediately may place a rush order on their transcript requests. Transcripts ordered prior to noon will be ready the same day at 3 p.m. (exception: on Friday, transcripts will be available at 1 p.m.). Transcripts ordered after noon will be ready the next day. Students will be notified when the transcripts are ready for pick-up. There is a $10.00 Rush fee per order, (as well as the $2.25 NSC fee per address, if ordered online).
Regular Mail: Transcript requests will be processed and mailed out within three to five business days of receipt. Please note: domestic delivery typically takes 5-10 days. International delivery typically takes 10 or more days. Transcripts are not tracked via USPS.
FedEx Rush (Domestic): Students who need to have up to five transcripts processed and mailed out immediately may arrange to have their transcripts sent FedEx Standard Overnight Delivery. Transcripts may be sent to any street (not P.O. box) address within the U.S. There is a $40.00 FedEx charge per address, (as well as the $2.25 NSC fee per address). FedEx deliveries are made on the following business day, after the transcript is sent to FedEx.
FedEx Rush (International): Students who need to have up to five transcripts processed and mailed out immediately may arrange to have their transcripts sent FedEx International Priority. Transcripts may be sent to any street (not P.O. box) address outside the U.S. There is a $65.00 FedEx charge per address, (as well as the $2.25 NSC fee per address). FedEx deliveries are made 2-3 business day, after the transcript is sent to FedEx.
Students with Outstanding Financial Obligations: Students with an outstanding financial obligation to the University are not eligibeleto receive an official transcript.
Alumni who graduated in June of 2001 or after can obtain an unofficial PDF version of their transcript by clicking the link below and logging into the Alumni tab on my.Harvard. You must have a Harvard Key in order to log into my.Harvard. We cannot email unofficial transcripts.
If you have any questions about ordering a transcript, please call 617-495-3419.