Transcript Ordering

Information about ordering University of Cincinnati transcripts can be found on this page.

All transcripts are ordered online. We cannot accept mail-in transcript requests.

Please confirm that your grades and/or degree have been posted prior to placing your order. Transcripts will not be held for grades or degree posting, and no refunds will be given.


University of Cincinnati partners with Parchment for ordering and processing all outgoing official transcripts, including paper and electronic PDF. As our agent, Parchment will collect all fees and send email confirmations of your orders.

Accessing Your Transcripts

Information About Login Credentials for Transcript Ordering

Students who attended UC anytime since 1999 should have been assigned login credentials for UC online systems. The fastest way to order your transcripts is to use those login credentials. When you order transcripts this way, you will be passed through UC's current registration system, Catalyst, where you can take a look at your record prior to ordering your transcripts. 

Visit IT@UC's UC Username & Password page to access the Get My UC Username and Forgot My UC Password utilities.

If you are unable to easily obtain your login credentials, please use the Transcript Ordering for Past Students Without Login Credentials link below instead of contacting IT@UC. If you are unable to obtain your login credentials via this utility, the Office of the Registrar should still be able to find your student record. Please view the information below about ordering transcripts directly via Parchment. Email with any questions.

Ordering Transcripts Without Logging Into UC Services

Don't worry if you do not have UC login credentials and need a transcript. Parchment has made it easy to order your transcripts directly through their online portal. Parchment alerts our office that a request has been made, and we manually fill the request by searching the University archives for your record. Note: Requests made directly via Parchment have the potential to take longer to process, and you may see a manual hold on your account while your record is being researched.

If you are a new user, click the Create Account button.

If you have ordered transcripts via Parchment in the past, please make sure you are using your Parchment account to order the transcripts again.

Important Information About Transcript Ordering

Order Notifications and FERPA Compliance

Notifications will be sent to your email directly from Parchment indicating the progress of your transcript request. An official transcript is a copy of a student’s entire academic record from the University of Cincinnati, bearing the official University seal and signature of the University Registrar. If your academic career at the University of Cincinnati included work from the College of Law as a JD student and/or the College of Medicine as an MD student, you will need to request those transcripts directly from those colleges. Only official transcripts may be released to a student or sent to a third party. In recognition of the confidentiality of student records, an official transcript of that record will be released only at the request of the student, except under due process of the law. Parchment is a Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) compliant application. By proceeding through the checkout and clicking next, you (the student) are providing consent to release your transcript and to receive email notifications regarding your order.

Electronic Transcript Information

Online service is available 24/7 and time is recorded in Mountain Standard Time. Electronic transcripts carry a security feature verifying that the transcript has not been altered. Transcripts are delivered as a digital PDF and must be accessed by the recipient within 30 days. The Registrar’s Office does not determine the accuracy of the email address provided or whether the recipient will accept the eTranscript. You may want to confirm that the receiving institution is set up to receive electronic transcripts prior to using this option. Students may also upload PDF attachments to accompany their transcripts.

Transcripts and Holds on Accounts

Before ordering a transcript, students must clear any holds or service indicators that block the release of transcripts before they can place an order. Login to your Catalyst account to check your service indicators. If your Catalyst portal does not indicate why you have a service block, please contact Enrollment Services at or by phone at 513-556-1000.

Unpaid Financial Obligation Holds and Transcript Release to Prospective Employers Requests

If you have a transcript hold but need to send an official transcript to a prospective employer as a condition of employment, please submit a letter on the employer’s letterhead stating that the transcript is required for employment. If you are in the military and the transcript is required for advancement, the request must be on military branch letterhead, stating the transcript is required for advancement. The transcript will be released directly to your prospective employer or military branch. The transcript will not be released directly to you.

The request must be submitted to:

Loans and Collections Office
University of Cincinnati
PO BOX 210140
Cincinnati, OH  45221-0140

Once the request is approved the Loans and Collections Office will contact you to let you know that the transcript hold will be temporarily removed to allow you to request the transcript online.

Degree Certification and Grade Posting

Please check to make sure your grades and degrees are posted before ordering your transcript. We do not hold transcripts for grade or degree posting.

To confirm your degree has been certified (conferred or awarded), login to your Catalyst student portal and click on the My Academics tile. Next select the Graduation/Commencement bar, and then click View Graduation Status.

Processing Times

Mailed paper transcripts may arrive up to two weeks after order is placed.

Most transcripts will be emailed or sent via mail within one–three business days. Transcript requests for alumni and former students who attended the University before 1999 may require additional processing time as their secure records must be retrieved from University archives.

Once the order is confirmed, it cannot be canceled, changed, held, or refunded.


  • The cost of each electronic transcript ordered is $8.50.
  • The cost of each paper transcript ordered is $11.00.

Express shipping may be purchased for an additional cost.

Sending Previous Institution Transcripts to UC

All college or university transcripts from previous institutions must be requested by the student and sent to the Undergraduate Office of Admissions. Transcripts should not be sent to the Office of the Registrar.