Transcripts for undergraduate programs, PhD programs and most master’s and professional programs are issued by the Office of the University Registrar and should be selected in Parchment as “Danforth Campus” transcripts.
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. Similarly, Washington University does not release nor certify copies of transcripts or other academic documents received from other institutions.
Transcripts can be ordered via WebSTAC using WUSTL Key self-service tools for assistance.
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 WUSTL Key assistance.
Please note for those who attended prior to 1978, please refer to the option below, “Ordering Without a WUSTL Key”.
Former students who do not have a WUSTL Key should order an official transcript directly via Parchment’s website.
Danforth Campus transcripts are processed by Washington University within 3 business days, except at peak times such as end-of-term and graduation, when processing times will be longer. Requesters may select electronic or paper (mailed) delivery.
Once processed, electronic delivery documents are sent immediately to the recipient. Both the sender (student) and recipient of the transcript(s) will received 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. Electronic transcripts are delivered to the requested recipient as a secure PDF document which the recipient will be required to download.
Secure PDF documents contain blue ribbon security features. The blue ribbon symbol (seen at the top of the file when opened in Adobe Reader) is your assurance that the digital signature is valid, and the contents of the document have not been altered. Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat have the best compatibility.
Paper transcripts are delivered via the service selected by the requester. Transcripts may be 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 or other expedited shipping options. Paper transcripts can also be picked up at the Office of the Registrar with valid photo ID. Transcripts will be retained in the office for 60 days and will be destroyed if not picked up within that timeframe.
Danforth Campus transcript orders cost $10 per transcript, payable online using a credit card. The Office of the University Registrar is unable to take payment over the phone, or in-person. Requesters are responsible for any additional mailing fees for paper transcripts. The School of Medicine orders do not incur a fee.
Please verify that the recipient information provided is correct before finalizing the order. Once submitted, orders cannot be corrected or refunded; students must place new orders.
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. Coursework also cannot be separated within a degree program such that select terms are omitted. 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).
If there are forms or other documents that must be attached to a transcript, place the transcript order online and upload the completed form to the transcript order in Parchment. Note any special instructions as needed.
Students who need to request transcripts from coursework taken abroad should follow the instructions provided on the Overseas Programs website. Those documents are not maintained by the university except to inform the Washington University record.
Click HERE for the list of items that appear on the official Washington University in St. Louis transcript.