Obtaining Transcripts During COVID-19

San Diego State University's primary commitment is to the safety, health and wellbeing of all campus community members, including students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Given the uncertainty of COVID-19 and Governor Newsom's shelter-in-home order for all Californians, we are unable to provide in-person support. For assistance obtaining transcripts, please contact [email protected].

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. 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.

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.

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/print free unofficial SDSU transcripts online through the SDSU WebPortal. If you need help logging in to your Web Portal, please contact the Registrar’s Office. Please do not use the method below to request unofficial transcripts.

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.