Official San Diego State University Transcripts

Official transcripts contain course work taken at San Diego State University (including Open University, and any credit courses taken through SDSU Global Campus). Official transcripts may be ordered in electronic or paper form. Official transcripts are printed on official transcript paper, bear the University Seal and include the University Registrar's signature. Official paper transcripts are provided in a sealed envelope and must remain in the unopened, sealed envelope until presented to the other institution, employer or organization. Electronic transcripts are official only when sent directly to the intended recipient.

Only San Diego State University transcripts will be issued. Transcripts from other schools must be ordered from the original institution and are not included when ordering transcripts from SDSU, even if transfer credit was awarded.

If all SDSU coursework was taken prior to 1987, official transcripts will need to be ordered by completing the Official Transcript Request Form and mailing it in along with payment. The fee for official transcripts is $15 per copy. Completed forms and payment should be mailed to:

Attn: Student Account Services
San Diego State University
Student Services West, Room 2536
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7425

If a portion or all SDSU coursework was taken after fall 1987, official transcripts may be requested online, by mail, or in person. Please be aware only the hard copy paper option is available to you.

Electronic transcripts are not available for students with coursework prior to fall 1987.

If you have forgotten your RedID or WebPortal password, follow the instructions on the Can't Log in? web page. You will then have access to the links to obtain your RedID and also set/reset your password.

If you do not have an SDSU WebPortal account, you can Create New Account.

The Office of the Registrar does not accept transcript requests via fax, phone, or email.

Official transcripts may be requested online, by mail, or in person. To order your transcripts online, please follow the steps on this page. Please be aware that if even part of your coursework was taken prior to 1987, only the hard copy paper option is available to you.

Note: Grades posted on My Grades or Canvas are not considered official until after the end of term and may not be reflected on your transcript until after that date. No refund will be provided if you request the transcript prior to your grades being posted on your unofficial transcript.

How to Request Transcripts

1. Select the Academic Records tile from your my.SDSU homepage.

Academic Records tile.

2. On the page navigation, select Request Official Transcript.

Request Official Transcript in navigation.

3. On the request page, you will need to review the Information for Students section and select your processing option, destination, and delivery method.

Information for Students.

4. Select Processing Options:

  • Transcripts requested for Immediate Processing will be printed on the next business day.
  • Transcripts held for Degree Confer Date or Grade Posting will print at the end of the term.

Select Processing Options.

5. Select Destination:

  • The system will default to send your transcript to your home address.

You can change the destination but it defaults to your home address.

6. If you would like to send your transcript to a third party (school, employer, etc.) toggle the Send to My Address button to No.

  1. Type in the name or school in the Send To field.
  2. Then select the Edit Address link and add the address you want your transcript to be sent to.

You can change the destination to a school, employer, etc.

Select the Save button to keep the destination address.

7. In the Select Delivery Method section, you will need to choose the delivery method and pay for your transcript(s).

  • Mail Transcript - The Office of the Registrar will mail your transcript directly to you or the third party indicated.
  • Pick up in Person - Transcripts will be available for pickup in the Office of the Registrar. Please bring a photo ID when picking up your transcript.

Select your delivery method and pay.

8. When you select Pay, you will be redirected to Cashnet to complete your payment.

9. In the Available Items section, select Transcripts.

Available items are listed to pay for, select Transcripts.

10. Update the quantity if you would like to order more than one transcript to be sent to the same recipient. Proceed to Add to Payment.

Check the quantity and select add to payment button

11. Ensure the correct amount is listed, scroll to the bottom of the page, and select Checkout.

Check the dollar amount and select checkout button

12. Payment Method - select your method of payment.

  • New credit or debit card
  • New bank account
  • New 529 Savings Plan
  • International payment

choose between credit/debit card, bank account, New 529 Savings Plan, or international payment.

13. Once you have paid for your transcripts, you will receive your receipt via email.

14. Next, go back to your my.SDSU browser tab and select the OK button in the Processing Transcript Request window.

Select the OK button

15. The last step to complete your order is to select the Submit button on the New Transcript request page.

Select Submit button

16. Once you have submitted your request, a transcript Report Request Number will be provided.

confirmation number

17. You can also view any past requests and their status by selecting the View all Requests tab.


Students who do not have access to my.SDSU can access their official transcript via SDSU WebPortal.

San Diego State University has partnered with Parchment, Inc. to fulfill paper and electronic transcript orders submitted online. Please be aware that if part of your coursework was taken prior to 1987, only the hard copy paper option is available to you.

To submit your request online, log into the SDSU WebPortal and select Official Transcripts. Review and accept the SDSU transcript policies to be redirected to Parchment, Inc.'s secure site to complete your order.

Official transcript requests submitted to Parchment, Inc. will be processed in real time and will not be held for submission of grades or degrees, so please confirm all information on your unofficial transcript is present and correct before ordering; this includes grades, degrees and if applicable, legal name.

The fee for official transcripts is $15 per transcript. Additional mailing fees may apply.

Due to COVID-19 and limited staffing on campus, transcript requests for students with coursework prior to 1987 as well as all requests received by mail are processed weekly.

Transcript requests fulfilled by Parchment, Inc are processed within 1 business day. Additional fees will be assessed with orders fulfilled by Parchment, Inc as listed below. Please be aware transcripts are mailed from Parchment headquarters in Arizona. Please allow for additional delivery time.

When viewing your order status for paper transcripts "delivered" means the transcript was placed in the mail.

Service Service Fee Processing time/additional information
Electronic Transcript No additional service fee Processed and emailed to requested recipient within the same day of order.
Standard USPS $2.50 Mailed within 1 business day of ordering
USPS International $5.25 Mailed within 1 business day of ordering
FedEx Domestic U.S. $30.00

No delivery to P.O. boxes

FedEx orders must be submitted by 11:00 a.m. (Pacific Time) for same business day mail out.

FedEx International $55.00

No delivery to P.O. Boxes

Provide Postal Code if applicable

FedEx orders must be submitted by 11:00 a.m. (Pacific Time) for same business day mail out.

Semester grades are available approximately two weeks after the last day of finals. Degrees are posted throughout a three to five week period of time after grades are posted. It is your responsibility to review your unofficial transcript for posted grades or degrees prior to ordering an official transcript.

All official transcripts are mailed to the address designated on the transcript request. Transcripts are considered unofficial if the seal on the mailing envelope concealing the transcript is broken.

Unofficial transcripts report the same course and grade information as the official transcripts; however, they are not considered official because they do not have the official university seal imprinted on them and are not suitable for transfer purposes. Unofficial transcripts are used primarily for student reference.

If all of your coursework was taken after fall 1987, you can view and print free unofficial SDSU transcripts online.

Students with access to my.SDSU can view/print their unofficial transcript through the Academic Records tile in my.SDSU. Select the View Unofficial Transcript link from the left-hand menu.

Students who do not have access to my.SDSU can continue to view/print their unofficial transcript through their SDSU WebPortal.

If you need help accessing your unofficial transcript online, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Unofficial transcripts are also available in the Office of the Registrar on a walk-in basis.

If part/all SDSU coursework was taken prior to 1987, we can mail you a paper copy of your unofficial transcript at no charge. The transcripts are not available in digital format and cannot be mailed to third parties directly. To request an unofficial transcript, email [email protected] and provide the following information:

  • Full name (as it was listed when you attended SDSU)
  • Statement that you are requesting an unofficial transcript
  • Last four digits of your SSN
  • Your mailing address
  • Scanned copy of a valid photo ID (i.e. driver's license/passport/military ID, etc.) for verification purposes

To request a transcript for coursework taken before 1987, ITEP transcript and a credit explanation letter, or a transcript notarization, please submit the Special Processing Request Form and all necessary documentation.