Ordering a Transcript

Currently enrolled students and former students with access to Student Services Online (SSOL) should order secure electronic or paper transcripts using SSOL.

To order, follow the instructions below. If you have any questions, please write to us at [email protected].  

  • Current and former students who attended after 2001 must request transcripts and certifications online using SSOL.
  • Students who attended between 1982 and 2000 AND have a Columbia UNI must use SSOL to request transcripts and certifications. 
  • If you attended before 1982 or do not have a Columbia UNI, you must use the Parchment Exchange to request your transcript or certification.
    • You will be required to enter personal identifying information i.e. full legal name or former name, date of birth, years of attendance, etc.
    • Review brief tutorials on how to access and order your transcript.
    • If you experience difficulty requesting your transcript through Parchment and are a Morningside or Manhattanville Campus student, email [email protected] or reply to this message. For the Medical Center Campus students, email [email protected].

If you know your UNI, but have forgotten your password, please reset your password. 

Any requests for Columbia to send transcripts by expressnext-day service to other parties must be accompanied by a prepaid FedEx shipping bill. Email your urgent request to [email protected] with "urgent" in the subject line.

To create the prepaid shipping bill (Fedex only):

  1. Go to
  2. Under Quick Access, click on Create a Shipment.
  3. Registered users should log in with their password and login (on the left side of page); 
    New users should use one of the options on the right side of page to create the shipping bill.
  4. Once label is created, user should scan and email label to us for overnight shipping.

Please note that this is for overnight shipping and should be processed the same day in order for the transcript/certification to get to the intended destination by next day.

The Office of the Registrar's eTranscript service is available in SSOL to both current students and alumni. We’ve partnered with a premier electronic transcript vendor to provide a new application that allows you to electronically send secure, official PDF transcripts to the destination of your choice within minutes, in addition to standard services including online ordering and fulfillment of traditional paper transcripts.

When you order a transcript through this service, you can track your request online and receive email notifications when the transcript is generated and delivered electronically (or mailed, based on the delivery preference). The tracking mechanism also allows you to monitor when an electronic transcript is actually opened by the intended recipient.

Additional benefits of this service include:

  • Accurate and speedy service for ordering and receiving transcripts
  • The ability to deliver to any recipient with a valid email address worldwide
  • Improved service and convenience to students and alumni
  • Email confirmation of order receipt, processing, and delivery
  • Available to students and alumni for placing transcript requests online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week