Office of the RegistrarOffice of the RegistrarDepartment of Enrollment ManagementUniversity of Cincinnati

Office of the Registrar

Transcript Ordering

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

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 stamp. 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 e-email notifications regarding your order  

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.

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 the One Stop Student Service Center at or by phone at 513-556-1000.

Grades and Degree candidates:  Please check to make sure your grades and degrees are posted before ordering your transcript.

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

Processing Time and Fees:  Most transcripts will be processed within 1-3 business days, but could take up to 5-7 business days during peak times, such as the end of the semester.  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.  Paper transcripts are provided with mail tracking information; and, express shipping may be purchased for an additional cost.


Current Students and Recent Alumni (Attendance since 1986)

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Attendance Prior to 1986 (or non-access to Catalyst Student Portal)

Instructions for Requesting an Official Transcript. Click here for the PDF.