Transcript requests

Students may request a copy of their transcript by completing a transcript request form. Request forms should be mailed to Academic Services or faxed to (617) 495-3662. All requests must be made in writing by the student. Telephone and e-mail requests are not accepted.

Transcript requests are typically processed within two business days from the date of receipt. However, it can take three to four business days or longer to process requests during busy periods. Students should submit their requests as early as possible, particularly if they have a deadline.

There is no charge for transcripts. Academic Services reserves the right to limit the number of transcripts issued per request.

About transcripts

The transcript is the student’s complete, official Division of Continuing Education academic record. It includes all credit and noncredit courses the student has taken at the Harvard Extension School and Harvard Summer School, the student’s grades, and withdrawal and disciplinary notations. Transcripts for degree and diploma candidates also include relevant degree and diploma information. Professional certificates are noted on transcripts. However, Division of Continuing Education professional development programs do not appear on transcripts.

Official transcripts are embossed and signed by the Registrar. They may be sent directly to third parties or to students in sealed, signed envelopes for delivery to third parties. Student copies are unofficial and are neither embossed nor signed. They are marked “Issued to Student” and sent directly to the student.

Official transcripts are not issued to third parties for any students who have not met their financial and library obligations to Harvard University. Unofficial transcripts are issued directly to these students.