Office of the University Registrar

Transcript Options

There are two forms of Official Transcripts available to students. They are Official Issued to Student transcripts and Official Sealed Transcripts. If you would like an unofficial copy of your transcript please visit the CSU web for students and print off a copy at no charge.

If you request an official transcript and wish to have it mailed to yourself, the transcript will be stamped “Issued to Student” in red. If you are ordering the transcript and YOU will be delivering it to a third party, you may request a “Sealed Transcript”. A “Sealed Transcript” means that the transcript is stamped sealed on each page and is placed in a Cleveland State University envelope with the University Registrar’s signature across the back flap. For a “Sealed Transcript” to remain official, it CANNOT be opened by the student, but only by the party that intends to use the document. If you do not request a sealed transcript, you will receive an “Issued to Student” transcript that has a red security stamp to prevent photocopying. Requesting a “Sealed Transcript” is not necessary if you are sending the transcript directly to another university or employer.

If you would like a “Sealed Transcript” please check the box on the online transcript order form. If you are ordering in person, you must write SEALED on the Transcript Request Form.

You may also request that your transcript be held until your degree has been issued or until your grades for the current semester are recorded. If you do not wish for your transcript to be held, it is the student’s responsibility to verify that all grades and degrees are posted before ordering their transcript. Transcripts will not be reissued for incomplete grades or for degrees that have not been posted, unless the student has marked on the Transcript Request Form "to be held for grades or degrees". Student’s can check the status of their grades on the web for students. Normal posting time for degrees is approximately 4-8 weeks after the completion of a term.

If you would like the transcript to be held for grades or degree posting, be sure to check the appropriate box on the online form or on the bottom right of the Transcript Request Form.

There is a $4 fee for each transcript requested. If you are ordering online and paying by credit card, normal processing is 1-3 days from the date the authorization form is received. If you are ordering by any other method, normal processing is 2-5 days. The estimated processing time does not include the mailing time to the transcript recipient and is not a guarantee that transcripts will be processed in the posted times. All transcripts are sent first class mail through the United States Postal Service, unless USPS Overnight Shipping is selected.