Request a Transcript

Your transcript is an official academic record. It shows the degree you earned, the credit and non-credit courses you took, and the grades you received. A transcript is important to many employers and to graduate schools because it’s proof that you earned a degree.

Transcripts also show other information such as your grade point average and standardized test scores. Courses from which you withdrew (W) or left incomplete (I) will also appear on your transcript. The Registrar’s Office handles transcript requests.

  • Ordering an Official Academic Transcript

    Lesley University has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide official academic transcripts via the Web. Visit the National Student Clearinghouse online here.

    You can order transcripts using any major credit or debit card. Your card will only be charged after your order has been completely processed. Order updates will be sent to you via email and, if you choose, text messages. You can also track your transcript order online.

    Your signed consent is required to fulfill your transcript order. A consent form will be generated for your order that you can approve instantly online.

    NOTE: Students with outstanding financial obligations will not be issued an official transcript. For questions regarding financial holds please email Lesley's Student Financial Services office at 617-349-8760 or sfs@lesley.edu.

  • Types of Transcripts Offered

    Official transcripts are used for purposes such as admission to other educational institutions or for job applications. The transcript bears the signature of the University Registrar and the Lesley University seal. Electronic copies are delivered from Lesley directly to another school. Paper copies are issued in a sealed and unopened envelope on official transcript paper.

    Requirements Completed Transcripts are used to prove you’ve completed your program before you receive your actual degree. A requirements completed transcript (RCT) is often used by teachers, who may receive a pay raise upon completion of their master’s degree requirements, or by undergraduate students applying for educator licensure. Before requesting an RCT, you must file a Declaration of Intent to Graduate on LOIS. For additional information, please see “Special Instructions for Ordering a Requirements Completed Transcript” at our transcript ordering page here.

  • Transcript Delivery Methods

    We offer three delivery methods: emailed electronic PDF, electronic exchange, or mailed paper copy. You may also pick up your paper copy at our customer service window on the 3rd floor of University Hall. Please have a photo ID ready if picking up in person.

    • Electronic secure PDF - After your request is processed, your transcript recipient will be emailed a link to a secure Internet page where they can retrieve your official transcript. Upon that email notification, your credit card will be charged. The National Student Clearinghouse will guarantee that your recipient is notified that your transcript is ready for retrieval at the email address you provided when you placed the order; however, we cannot be responsible for whether or not your recipient retrieves or accepts the transcript. Because this is a new technology, we suggest that you contact your recipient and verify that they are willing to accept your transcript via this delivery method.
    • Electronic exchange is only available to be sent directly to another college or university within the electronic transcript exchange registry. The official transcript is sent to an electronic exchange mailbox. The recipients must check this mailbox in order to receive the transcript.
    • Mailed paper copies are sent USPS regular mail. Verify your recipients mailing address prior to completing your order.

     

    Please Note:

    • Requests sent via the United States Postal Service may take an additional 5-7 business days to reach its destination. Lesley University assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of mailing information provided in your request, and cannot be responsible for any USPS delivery failure.
    • Please Note: Students who graduated from the Art Institute of Boston before 1990 and students of Lesley College that graduated prior to 1988 will need to choose mailed paper copies, as e-transcripts and electronic exchange transcripts are not available for this period.
  • Official Transcript Costs

    The cost of a transcript varies for the delivery option.

    • $6.00 for an electronic PDF sent via email ($5.00 + $1.00 processing fee)
    • $5.00 for electronic exchange
    • $8.00 for a paper copy ($5.00 + $3.00 mailing fee)
  • Order Processing Time

    Electronic PDF (emailed) and electronic exchange transcripts are typically sent the same day. If a PDF request includes other attachments, there may be an additional 1-2 day processing time for manual review of your order.

    Paper transcripts are mailed or available for pick-up 2 to 3 business days after an order is completed [this includes the transcript request and verification of student information].

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