Students are now able to place a transcript order and pick it up at the University Registrar’s office. In order to pick up your transcript you must bring a photo ID. Transcripts will be kept in the office for 60 days and will be destroyed if not picked up within that timeframe. Please also be aware that processing times will be longer during peak times such as graduation. Our office will process transcript requests in 3-5 business days.

To ensure your request is processed please complete the following steps:

  • Check that your SSN and date of birth are correct and match what you have listed in WebSTAC.
  • Check that the name under which you submitted your transcript request is the same name under which you attended WashU.
  • Remove all holds on your student account.

Please contact us at with any questions. 

All students must request transcripts online through Parchment.  Students who know their WUSTL Key can order through WebSTAC.  Upon selecting “Academics>Order Transcripts” students will be transferred to Parchment to create an account to order and pay for transcripts.  Third-party ordering is now available.

Students who do not know their WUSTL Key, please scroll down to the option ‘Ordering Without A WUSTL Key.’

Students and alumni of Danforth campus programs should order Danforth Campus transcripts.  There is a $10 fee per transcript, payable online using a credit card.  We are unable to take any payment over the phone.  Students are responsible for all additional mailing fees.

Students and alumni of Audiology and Communication Sciences, Clinical Investigation, Genetic Epidemiology, Health Administration, Nurse Anesthesia, Occupational Therapy, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Physical Therapy, Psychiatric Epidemiology, Dentistry and MD programs must add the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine as an additional school to their accounts and then order the appropriate WUSM transcript type.

Please note that the Office of the University Registrar does not accept transcripts from other institutions.  Coursework that is transferring from other institutions needs to be sent directly to your school’s academic office.

Using your WUSTL Key

Current and former students who need help with their WUSTL Key for WebSTAC access can utilize the WUSTL Key self-service tools for assistance.  Please note that if you attended prior to 1978, you will need to use the option for those without a WUSTL Key.  Students are encouraged to review their academic record at WebSTAC before requesting an official transcript, particularly when final grades are being posted; an unofficial transcript report is available in WebSTAC for this purpose.  Please contact the Help Desk at 314-933-3333 if you need further assistance with your WUSTL Key.

Ordering Without a WUSTL Key

Former students who do not have a WUSTL Key should order an official transcript online.  Placing a transcript order from this website requires the student to submit a signed consent form – refer to the online instructions when placing your order.

Transcript Processing and Delivery

Danforth Campus transcripts are processed by Washington University within 3 business days. Once processed, electronic delivery documents are sent immediately to the recipient.  Paper transcripts are delivered via the service selected by the requester (see below). Paper transcripts can also be picked up at the Office of the Registrar with valid photo ID.

Danforth Campus document fees are $10 per transcript.  The School of Medicine transcripts do not incur a fee.

Partial Transcript Processing

Partial transcripts may be issued in certain circumstances.  If a student was enrolled in multiple levels of degree programs (Bachelors, Masters, Ph.D, Law, Medicine) it may be possible to send transcripts of only one level of study.  For instance, Law students who also earned an undergraduate degree may request only their Law School transcript. If different degrees were pursued at the same time (i.e. MSW and MBA, BS and MS) it may not be possible to separate coursework.  We cannot omit coursework on a semester by semester basis within a degree program.  In any case, all degrees awarded at WashU will be on the transcript, and a Remark on the transcript will note that it is a partial transcript (unless omitted coursework is from the Med School).

Optional: Ship Transcripts With Tracking

Transcripts are sent using the United States Postal Service (USPS) First Class Mail, which does not provide a tracking number to monitor the status of the delivery.  For an additional cost, students can ship a transcript with tracking.  Washington University in St. Louis transcript vendor, Parchment, has  expedited shipping options.

Electronic Delivery

The electronic delivery of Washington University transcripts is now available through Parchment and may be selected as a delivery option when placing your transcript order.  Both the sender (student) and recipient of the transcript(s) will receive emails from Parchment (not Washington University in St. Louis) regarding the transmission of the transcript.  Check junk/spam folders if an email has not been received after the order is placed.  Please verify that the recipient information you provide is correct before finalizing the order.  Once submitted, orders cannot be corrected or refunded; students must place new orders.

Please note: Electronic transcripts are delivered to the requested recipient as a PDF document which the recipient will be required to download.

Forms and Attachments

If you have forms or other documents that must be attached to your transcript, place your transcript order online and upload your completed form to your transcript order in Parchment.  Note any special instructions as needed.

Study Abroad

Students who need to request overseas transcripts from coursework taken abroad should follow the instructions provided on the Overseas Programs website.  Those documents are not maintained by the university registrar.

Transcript Contents

Your academic transcript is an official document that carries the institutional seal of Washington University in St. Louis and bears the signature of the university registrar.  It is printed on security safe paper, which when photocopied will reveal the word “copy” throughout.

Degrees: Degrees awarded by Washington University will appear on your transcript with the conferral date as well as second majors, minors and certificates that have been completed.  May degrees are posted on the official date of conferral.  August and December degrees are posted retroactively, after the schools have certified degree eligibility and the Board of Trustees has approved the final degree list.  Generally speaking, transcripts show August degrees in early October and December degrees in late January.  Although August and December degrees are posted after the fact, the transcript will reflect the official conferral date.  If necessary, students may contact their dean’s office to obtain official verification of degree or program completion before a degree appears on their transcript.

Coursework: Your transcript is one integral record and contains all of the Washington University coursework for which you registered or received credit. It contains semester-by-semester entries of courses, starting with the earliest semester and progressing to the most recent.  A line and marker indication stating that there are “No entries below this line” will follow the last entry on your transcript.

Credit Hours and Grades: Your transcript will show the number of credit hours for each course and the final grade received.  The reverse side of your transcript contains a “key” that provides information on grade interpretation and the grade-point average (GPA) scales WUSTL uses for a particular school or division.

Latin Honors: The Latin Honors of Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Cum Laude are displayed on the first page of your transcript with the degree earned.

Distinctions, Prizes and Awards: All other honors that have been noted on your academic record will appear at the end of your transcript, after your academic coursework.

Remarks: Additional information such as A.P. and transfer credits, and notations such as leaves of absence, also appear at the end of your transcript after academic coursework.