Transcript Requests

An official transcript is a certified statement of your complete academic record at the University, including coursework, grades and degrees earned.

Transcripts Prior to 1989 | Lifetime Transcript Fee Program | Costs | Time Frame | Delivery Issues | eTranscript Information for Students | eTranscript Information for Recipients

There are several options for ordering your transcript. Choose the option that applies to your graduation year.

If you started attending Elmhurst in the fall of 1989 or later, you can place an order for your official transcript through National Student Clearinghouse using the first button below. (If you attended prior to that, or if you paid the $50 Lifetime Transcript Fee prior to November 2017, continue scrolling down the page.)

You will be given the option to pick up your transcript, have it delivered by mail or have it delivered by email as an eTranscript—a secure, digitally-signed PDF.

Order Your Transcript

Transcripts Prior to 1989

If you attended prior to Fall 1989, please use the button below to make your pre-1989 transcript request.


Lifetime Transcript Fee Program

If you signed up for the $50 Lifetime Transcript Fee program prior to November 2017, fill out the form linked below to order your transcript.

Please note that this program concluded in 2017 and is no longer available.

Lifetime Transcript


  • Individual transcripts sent electronically (preferred method) cost $10.25 each; mailed transcripts cost $12 each.
  • Expedited mail delivery is available for an additional charge.

Time Frame

  • Processing time for all requests is two to three business days from the receipt of your request, plus delivery time.
  • Processing time during peak periods may run longer.

Delivery Issues

We cannot accept responsibility for non-delivery if the address provided was incomplete or incorrect, or for delays in delivery by the U.S. Postal Service or any other mail carrier. If your transcript is not delivered due to our error, we will gladly provide a replacement at no additional cost.

eTranscript Information for Students

It is a secure, digitally signed PDF of your official Elmhurst University transcript. The eTranscript has an additional first page that provides information regarding the document itself. The eTranscript is downloaded from a secure website as a PDF document and is protected by an electronic signature. The electronic signature guarantees that the document was sent from the Elmhurst University Office of Registration and Records and the document has not been altered.

The content of the transcripts are identical. The eTranscript has an additional first page that provides information about the document itself.

Yes, it is an official document from Elmhurst University. The content of the transcript is identical to a printed transcript. The electronic signature of the University Registrar appears on the transcript.

The requestor is notified when the recipient received the official transcript. Delivery is within minutes of the request being processed (more reliable than surface mailing with faster delivery). More organizations are insisting on electronic documents and are not willing to accept paper documents.

It is your responsibility to verify that the recipient will accept delivery of an electronic PDF transcript.

Your eTranscript can be downloaded for up to 30 days after it is originally sent. After 30 days, your eTranscript will no longer be available for download. You will have to place another order.

You may use any web browser (be sure to have the most recent version) and you must have a copy of Adobe Reader, version 6.04 or higher installed.

Once the transcript has been retrieved, no edits can be made to the order and you will need to make a new transcript request. The regular fee will be charged again.

You will need to place a separate transcript request for each institution you would like the transcript sent to.

eTranscript Information for Recipients

The Elmhurst University student identified on the transcript has authorized Elmhurst University’s Office of Registration and Records to send you their official transcript electronically.

You will receive two emails from Elmhurst University:

  • The first email will contain a link to the Document Delivery Service website.
  • The second email will contain the passcode. Copy and paste the passcode into the Document Delivery Service website.

It can be downloaded for up to 30 days after it is originally sent. After 30 days, the electronic transcript will no longer be available for download. The requestor will need to order another transcript.

No. The website link is unique for each specific electronic transcript. Bookmarking the URL will result in an error message if you attempt to retrieve a different transcript.

You must open it with Adobe Reader, version 6.04 or higher.

Yes. However, the transcript may only be opened seven times. After that, the requestor will need to request another transcript. The transcript fee will be charged again.

When you download the PDF document, you will see a valid certificate message on the top of the page. There will be a blue ribbon displayed to the left of this message.

There is a problem with the transcript. Please call the Registration and Records Office immediately. Our number is (630) 617-3250, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday) CST.

View this transcript key in order to understand and evaluate how credits are calculated at Elmhurst University.

If you don’t find your answer here, contact the Office of Registration and Records at (630) 617-3250.

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