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Student Center/Transcript Unavailable: ordering will be unavailable from approximately 4:30pm on Friday, September 30 through 5:30pm on Saturday, October 1. Thank you for your patience as we perform normal system maintenance to this application.

Spring 2016 grades and degrees are posted on your record as they are received. If you wish your transcript to include all Spring 2016 grades, order on or after June 8, 2016. If you wish to make certain your degree is posted, order on or after June 15, 2016.

The Office of the University Registrar provides official transcripts bearing the Cornell University seal and the signature of the University Registrar for graduate and professional school applications, employers, and scholarships. The University maintains a single transcript for all students reflecting all courses taken at Cornell, including summer, extramural, undergraduate, professional, and graduate courses.

If you wish to see your grades by semester, you can view and print them through Student Center.

All requests must be submitted by the student or former student. Requests submitted by parents or any unauthorized parties will not be honored.

Paper or electronic transcripts can be ordered anytime by current or former students.

To Begin Your Order with a Cornell NetID:

If you have a NetID and password you can place your order by visiting Student Center or Student Essentials. To find your NetID, go to the Cornell Directory and enter your name. The screen that appears should include your NetID. Next, go to NetID Self-Service to activate your NetID.

If ordering through Student Center, under Other Academic, select Official Transcript from the drop-down menu, to access the ordering site. If ordering through Student Essentials, under Academic, select Order a Transcript, to access the ordering site.

If you cannot access the ordering site, you may need to turn off pop-up blocking on your web browser or allow that site to open pop-up windows in your browser preferences.

After you submit your order, you will receive an email confirming your request has been received. You will also receive an email when your order has been processed.

You can track the status of your order by selecting My Account in the top left corner of the ordering site.

To Begin Your Order without a Cornell NetID:

Use the Self Registration Ordering Site if you do not have a NetID or your attendance began before 1982.

New users will be asked to create an account and set a password.  You will only be asked for this information once.

If you are a returning user you can enter the ordering site with your email address and password and process your transcript order.

After you submit your order, you will receive an email confirming your request has been received. You will also receive an email when your order has been processed.

You can track the status of your order by selecting My Account in the top left corner of the ordering site. Please note that the order status will change to on-hold while our staff researches your record and processes your request.

All requests for official electronic transcripts are typically processed within four hours of the order being placed, unless you receive email notification that your order was placed on hold. If your order is placed on hold it could take 4-5 business days to be processed. Anyone with Adobe Reader will be able to receive the secure transcript. Paper transcripts are typically processed within 1-2 business days.

Requests for paper or electronic transcripts prior to 1982 will be processed within 4-5 business days. During peak processing times (December through February and from late August to mid-October), processing and mail delivery time may be take an additional 5-10 business days.

Electronic Transcript Generation for AMCAS

Students and alumni applying to medical schools can submit secure pdf electronic transcripts from our online ordering site directly to AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service). 

If ordering through Student Center, under Other Academic, select Official Transcript from the drop-down menu, to access the ordering site. If ordering through Student Essentials, under Academic, select Order a Transcript, to access the ordering site.

After selecting Order Now from the welcome page, select the AMCAS eTranscript option. You will be prompted to enter their AAMC ID number thereby ensuring that AMCAS can link the transcript request to the correct account.

Ordering Transcripts by Mail

If you are unable to process your request with one of the options above please order by mail. Download the Transcript Request Form, complete, print and sign the form, and mail or fax it to the Office of the University Registrar. Please limit your request to 10 copies per order.

Transcript with Apostille (paper transcripts only)

Some foreign governments and agencies require that diplomas and transcripts be certified with an apostille. There are a number of steps in obtaining the New York State apostille. You need to mail us a request with your signature and include the following:

  • Coversheet requesting your documents be processed for apostille. Please include your full name, date of birth, current mailing address including country, phone number, email address, the country requiring the apostille and your signature.
  • Any documents in your possession requiring the apostille.
  • A check for $3.00 (per document) made payable to Tompkins County Clerk.
  • A check for $10.00 (per document) made payable to New York State Department of State.
  • An envelope addressed to your desired destination with sufficient postage to get it there. The New York Department of State will mail your document with the apostille to the desired destination.

The University Registrar’s Office will notarize the document(s) and take them to the County Clerk’s Office for certification. We will mail the certified document(s) to the New York Secretary of State for apostille. New York State will mail the document(s) to the desired destination.

Please note the fees are per document. Payment must be in U.S. funds drawn from a U.S. institution or bank.


Contact Information

Office of the University Registrar
B07 Day Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-4232

Hours
Mon-Fri 8:00-4:15

Questions?
Email us at: univreg@cornell.edu.