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Order an official transcript

Order a paper or electronic file of your official transcript through our online vendor, Parchment. Login to Parchment to order an official transcript with your UMN Internet ID. If you're a former student, you may need to create a Parchment account.

We recommend that you view your unofficial transcript first to make sure the grades or degrees you need to display have been posted before ordering an official transcript.

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Your unofficial transcript is available in MyU for free. 

To get an unofficial transcript in person, visit any One Stop office. You must present a picture ID (University of Minnesota ID card, driver’s license, state ID, or passport). We do not send unofficial transcripts by mail or take requests by phone.

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Costs and delivery fees

Official transcript costs

Official transcripts are free unless you are a "dual enrolled" by the State of Minnesota (e.g., College in the Schools, post-secondary enrollment options). For dual enrolled students, transcripts are $15.

Delivery methodCost for most studentsCost for dual enrolled
Electronic (fastest)No charge$15 per transcript
Regular mailNo charge$15 per transcript
Domestic priority$15 per delivery address$15 per transcript plus $15 per delivery address
International priorityNo charge$15 per transcript
Delivery methods
  • Electronic (fastest)
    • Typically processed within 1 hour, up to 1 business day.
    • Download notice sent to recipient(s) automatically when processing is complete.
    • Orders for electronic transcripts placed during regular system maintenance (Sundays, 6 a.m.-noon) will be accepted, but not processed until the next business day.
  • Regular mail
    • Processed within one business day of receipt
    • Allow sufficient time for delivery by U.S. mail
  • Domestic priority
    • Orders received by 2 p.m. central time will be sent by next-business-day delivery. Delivery time is expected by 3:00 p.m. the following day to most US addresses. 
    • This service cannot be delivered to P.O. boxes, A.P.O boxes, or F.P.O. boxes.
  • International priority
    • All deliveries to non-USA addresses are sent via international priority.
    • Orders received by 2 p.m. central time will be sent by International Priority service. Delivery time is approximately 2-5 days.
    • This service cannot be delivered to P.O. boxes, A.P.O addresses, or F.P.O. addresses.

Unofficial transcripts costs

Unofficial transcripts are free in MyU.

Payment

Payment for fees must be paid with a credit or debit card.

Send supplemental documents with transcript

You may send supplemental documents along with your transcript to a third party. The method depends on whether you need an electronic or paper transcript, and who will be receiving your documents.

Electronic transcript order with supplemental document(s)

During the online ordering process, search for your mailing destination and select the appropriate destination if it appears. You will have the opportunity to upload documents with your order. If your destination does not appear, you will not be able to include the required information with your order. You could opt to send a paper transcript, or send the documents to their destination separately.

Paper transcript order with supplemental document(s)

If you need to send supplemental document(s) with a paper transcript, you must request this in person, by mail, or fax. Visit a One Stop office or contact [email protected] for instructions.

Third party requests

If you need to request a transcript on a student's behalf, fill out an order for an official transcript. The form requires information about the student and their consent to authorize a transcript release. Follow the instructions on the form to submit it. You must pay fees with a credit or debit card.

Contact Twin Cities campus One Stop at [email protected] or 612-624-1111 with questions.

Understanding official transcripts

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Official transcript definition

An official transcript is certified and signed by the University registrar. This document can be sent directly to you or another recipient at your request.

The University of Minnesota considers transcripts “official” only when the certified record of academic work is transmitted in a confidential manner from the issuing institution and includes proper signatures and authentication elements. The acceptance of official transcript(s) is at the discretion of the registrar and may include sealed paper documents, a secure PDF using a secure delivery service, secure transmission of electronic records from the issuing institution, etc., and should be a complete record of all coursework taken with final grades/marks. Faxed or photocopied academic records are not considered official.

Included on official transcripts

  • Awarded degrees/certificates
  • GPA (cumulative and degree)
  • Program information
  • Courses
  • Grades
  • Transcripts and notations
  • Total number of test credits
  • Registrar signature and certification

Electronic transcript

An electronic (secure, certified PDF) transcript is “official” in its electronic form as long as it is not altered. Electronic transcripts are only available through online requests via Parchment. Each time the file is opened, it will be certified electronically (internet connection required) to ensure it has not been altered. Electronic transcripts are available to download by the recipient for 30 days. After 30 days, the document will no longer be available. It is your responsibility to ensure that transcript is downloaded by the recipient within 30 days. A printed copy of an electronic PDF transcript is not official. While electronic transcripts are widely accepted, confirm with your recipients that they will accept this format before ordering. 

Paper transcript

A paper transcript is "official" only as long as it remains in its sealed white envelope. Do not open the sealed envelope if you are forwarding your transcript to another party (an institution, employer, or another person). Open the envelope only if you have ordered the transcript for personal use. Multiple paper transcripts (each in its own sealed white envelope) sent to a single address will be enclosed in a manila envelope that can be opened. 

Transcript key

Academic calendar

This semester system started fall 1999 for all University of Minnesota campuses. Prior to fall 1999 the University used a quarter system with these exceptions: Law school started on semesters fall 1981, and some College of Continuing and Professional Studies courses were taught on a semester calendar but the credits reported as quarter credits.

Accreditation

The University of Minnesota is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of College and Schools.  

Course (class) numbering system (from fall 1999)

  • 0000 to 0999 remedial courses
  • 1000 to 1999 primarily for undergraduates in first year
  • 2000 to 2999 primarily for undergraduates in second year
  • 3000 to 3999 primarily for undergraduates in third year
  • 4000 to 4999 primarily for undergraduates in fourth year, may be applied to a Graduate School degree with approval by the student’s major field and if taught by a member of the graduate faculty or an individual authorized by the program to teach at the graduate level
  • 5000 to 5999 primarily for graduate students but third and fourth year undergraduates may enroll
  • 6000 to 7999 for post-baccalaureate professional degree students
  • 8000 to 9999 for graduate students

Prior course numbering systems

For fall 1970 through summer 1999 (course numbering prior to 1970 is noted in parentheses):

  • 0000 to 0999 noncredit courses
  • 1000 to 1999 (01-49) introductory courses primarily for freshmen and sophomores
  • 3000 to 3999 (50-99) intermediate courses primarily for juniors and seniors
  • 5000 to 5999 (100-199) advanced courses primarily for juniors, seniors, and graduate students
  • 8000 to 8999 (200 and higher) for graduate and professional school students

Credit

  • Starting fall 1999 – units are semester credit
  • Prior to fall 1999 – units generally are quarter credit (see calendar for exceptions)
  • Thesis credit – an asterisk (*) will appear following the course title of courses numbered 8777, 8888, or 8999 if the degree award is shown

An asterisk (*) indicates graduate credit taken though College of Continuing and Professional Studies (College of Continuing Education prior to fall 2017).

Grading policy

View UMN's grading and transcripts policy.

Grading definitions

A – achievement that is outstanding relative to the level necessary to meet course requirements
B – achievement that is significantly above the level necessary to meet course requirements
C – achievement that meets the course requirements in every respect
D – achievement that is worthy of credit even though it fails to meet fully the course requirements
E – achievement that is significantly greater than the level required to meet the basic course requirements but not judged to be outstanding
F (or N) – represents failure (or no credit) and signifies that the work was either (1) completed but at a level of achievement that is not worthy of credit or (2) was not completed and there was no agreement between the instructor and the student that the student would be awarded an I (see also I)
H – Honors (used by Law School and Medical School only)
I – (Incomplete) assigned at the discretion of the instructor when, due to extraordinary circumstances, e.g., hospitalization, a student is prevented from completing the work of the course on time. Requires a written agreement between instructor and student
K – assigned by an instructor to indicate the course is still in progress and that a grade cannot be assigned at the present time
LP - low pass (used by Law School only)
NG – no grade required
NR - grade not reported
O – represents outstanding achievement for Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine programs
P – achievement designating passing work
Q – achievement designating passing work
R – a course related registration symbol
S – achievement that is satisfactory, which is equivalent to a C- or better for undergraduate students (C or better on the Duluth campus). Graduate and professional programs may establish higher standards for earning a grade of S.
T – test credit
V – registration as an auditor or visitor (a non-grade non-credit registration)
W – entered by the registrar’s office when the student officially withdraws from a course after the second week
X – reported by the instructor for a student in a sequence course where the grade cannot be determined until the sequence is complete – the instructor is to submit a grade for each X when the sequence is complete
Y – assigned from Fall 1929 to Summer 1959 to indicate the student canceled while doing passing work
Z – assigned from Fall 1929 to Summer 1959 to indicate the student canceled while doing failing work

On the Twin Cities campus from Fall 1972 through Summer 1977 and on the Morris campus from Fall 1972 through Summer 1985, the official University transcript included only positive academic achievements. Courses in which the student received a grade of N or a registration symbol of I or W did not appear on the transcript.

Grade/numeric point average formula

Effective Fall 1997, grade point values were standardized for the University. All units except Law use: A = 4.000, A- = 3.667,B+ = 3.333, B = 3.000, B- = 2.667, C+ = 2.333, C = 2.000, C- = 1.667, D+ = 1.333, D = 1.000, F = 0.000, I = 0.000, K = 0.000, X = 0.000. Effective Fall 2004, the Twin Cities campus Law School uses University standard grading, with the addition of A+ = 4.333 and excluding D+.

Before 1997, most units did not use +/-. But the Duluth campus and the School of Management used: A = 4.0, A- = 3.6, B+ = 3.3, B = 3.0, B- = 2.6, C+ = 2.3, C = 2.0, C- = 1.6, D+ = 1.3, D = 1.0, F = 0.0 and the Twin Cities General College used A = 4.0, A- = 3.6, B = 3.2, B- = 2.8, C+ = 2.4, C = 2.0, C- = 1.6, D = 1.2, D- = 0.8, F = 0.0

Prior to Fall 2004, the Twin Cities campus Law School used a numeric rather than a grade point average for the juris doctor (J.D.) degree program. Grades ranged from 4-16 points based on the following: 14-16: Excellent/Outstanding; 11-13: Substantially better than average; 8-10: Minimally acceptable; 5-7: Inadequate (credits count towards degree completion, and NPA); 4: Failing; 0: Non-performance. Classes for which a 0 grade was earned are not included in NPA calculation. Grades earned in the LL.M. (Master of Laws) program were: A=4.00, B=3.00, C=2.00, D=1.00, F=0.00. No +/- distinctions are given.

Symbols following course numbers

C – certificate credit
E – on Duluth campus, registration in Continuing Education, or on Twin Cities campus, an MBA course
G – honors course for extra credit
H – honors course
J – evening MBA course for extra credit
K – evening MBA course by independent study
L – honors course by independent study
M – extra credit by independent study
Q – evening MBA extra credit by independent study
R – honors extra credit by independent study
S – semester registration (pre-1999)
T – semester honors course (pre-1999)
U – special term course taken for extra credit
V – honors and writing intensive
W – writing intensive
X – extra credit
Y – independent study
Z – special term registration

Additional notations

  • Canceled means all course registration was canceled (i.e., dropped) before the end of the second week of the term.
  • Degree with distinction indicates graduation with high GPA; degree with honors (laude) indicates completion of honors program.
  • Second Language Proficiency means demonstrated intermediate proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

 

Enrollment verification

An enrollment verification is a free type of document to prove your enrollment status at the University of Minnesota.

Contact

All transcript requests are processed by the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. For questions about transcripts, email [email protected] or call 612-624-1111.