Transcripts

Electronic official transcripts are now available for all students who completed coursework after fall 1987. Requests can be submitted online through Parchment, Inc.

Official San Diego State University Transcripts

Official transcripts contain coursework taken at San Diego State University (including Open University and any extension-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: University Bursar's Office
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.

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

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

Begin your request on the Parchment, Inc.'s secure site to complete your order.

Parchment, Inc.

Parchment, Inc.

Official transcript requests submitted to Parchment, Inc. will be processed within 2-3 business days 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. No refunds will be issued or fees waived if a request is placed prior to the grades/degree being posted, as we are able to check when unofficial transcripts have been reviewed.

To check the status of your order, log into your Parchment account and select the ORDERS tab in the upper right corner.

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

Transcript requests fulfilled by Parchment, Inc are processed within 2 - 3 business days. Additional fees will be assessed with orders fulfilled by Parchment, Inc as listed below. Please be aware transcripts fulfilled by Parchment are mailed from Parchment headquarters in Arizona. Please allow for additional delivery time.

If part or all of your coursework was taken prior to Fall 1987 and you choose the FedEx Service option, processing time may be longer than anticipated.

If your request is "On Hold" for "Records Research", please note that with the recent update to our Transcript Ordering System through Parchment, requests may be put on hold for records research for a number of reasons. For example, the information provided on Parchment does match what is in our student information system (i.e. names, dob, etc); Reviewing these orders does affect processing 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.

If part/all SDSU coursework was taken prior to 1987, or you are a former student/alumni that no longer has access to my.SDSU, 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

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