Official transcripts are issued by the Office of the Registrar. Transcript requests are ordered online and are processed within five business days.

Electronic Transcripts are now available!

Official Transcripts are $12.90 for paper or electronic. The cost includes processing/convenience fees. Access the website to place your order. 

If you have a financial obligation with the University, we will not be able to fulfill your request. If you suspect that this is the case, please contact the Cashier's Office at 708.534.4055 before you submit a transcript request. 

REGARDING TRANSCRIPT MAIL DELIVERY: The US Postal service is experiencing an unprecedented volume increase and limited employee availability due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are also seeing delays with International mail, including instances where some countries are not accepting mail for certain periods of time. We recommend that students select electronic delivery if allowed by the transcript recipient(s).

  • How to Order


    1. Log in to the National Student Clearinghouse
    2. Click on the green "Start" button (located at the bottom of the screen)
    3. The site will walk you through placing your order, including delivery options.  
    4. A signed Consent Release Form is required to complete your order.

    An email or text will be sent with the status of your request, from receipt of the order to a notice when the order has been completed. If there is a problem in processing your request, you will be notified by email or phone. 

    If you need further help or have questions regarding the Clearinghouse’s online services, please contact them directly at 703.742.4200 or

  • FAQs


    Can I send an electronic transcript to a school or business?

    Yes. Both the name and email of the recipient are required on the request form. The recipient will need Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash in order to view and download the official electronic transcript.

    Can I send an electronic transcript to myself?

    Yes, however, you will need Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash in order to view and download the official electronic transcript.

    How are electronic transcripts delivered?

    Recipients receive an email with a link to a website where the electronic transcript is stored. A separate email will be sent to the recipient with the password. The recipient has 30 days to access the electronic transcript.

    Will I be informed when the transcript is sent?

    Yes, you will be informed by email when the transcript has been sent and when the recipient has opened the transcript. You may also receive text alerts if you sign-up for that feature. Standard text rates apply.


    How long does it take to send an electronic transcript?

    If there are no holds preventing a transcript to be released, transcripts are sent within 24 hours.

    How much does it cost to send an electronic transcript?

    $12.90 total: $10 for the official transcript, $2.90 for processing/convenience fee.

    What if I mistype the email address for the recipient?

    Please order a new electronic transcript online and contact the Registrar’s Office at Governors State University: or 708.534.4500 with the order number of request that needs to be cancelled.

    When will my credit card be charged?

    Your credit card will be charged at the time of delivery.

    Why can’t I order an electronic transcript?
    Electronic transcripts are available for students/alumni/graduates who attended after 1990, when GSU started maintaining records electronically. Paper transcripts are available to students who attended GSU prior to 1990.

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  • Electronic Transcript Tutorial


    Click here for a PDF tutorial

  • Benefits of Online Ordering


    • 24/7 access. You may submit your request from any computer connected to the Internet anywhere in the world.
    • Status updates. Receive an email or text update on the status of your request, from receipt of the order to a notice when the order has been completed. If there is a problem in processing your request, you will be notified by email and/or by phone.
    • Precise addressing. Typing the address online will alleviate the need for our staff to read a hand-written address. It provides the correct address for delivery of your transcript.