Transcripts can be ordered online 24/7 through the National Student Clearinghouse for seven dollars plus an additional processing fee. You can place as many orders as you like in one session using any major credit card. Your card will only be charged after your order has been completed. Delivery updates are available via mobile text messages and will also be emailed to you. You can track your order online through the National Student Clearinghouse with your e-mail and order number. 

Your signed consent is required to fulfill your transcript order. For your convenience, a consent form will be generated that you can approve instantly online with an electronic signature. 

Transcript orders will be processed Monday - Thursday 8am-5pm and on Friday 8am to 4:30pm. 
*Hours of operation may change due to weather or holidays. 

Go to to request your online official transcript. 

NOTE: Transcript requests will not be processed if the student has an outstanding balance with the college. To pay an outstanding balance please contact the Student Accounts office at 616-632-2864.

If you need help or have questions about the Clearinghouse's Transcript ordering service, contact our office at (616) 632-2875, or contact the National Student Clearinghouse via phone at (703) 742-4200 or via e-mail at

Requesting an Unofficial Transcript
Unofficial transcripts are given to students that are currently enrolled and are for internal use only. To request an unofficial transcript, e-mail your request to with your Aquinas e-mail and provide your AQ student ID number.


What are the different transcript order mailing options?

Standard Delivery: Once your transcript request is received in our office, the transcript will be mailed within 2 business days. Please allow an additional 5-7 business days for delivery by the United States Postal Service. Express Mail: Once your transcript request is received in our office, the transcript will be mailed via USPS Express Mail within 1 business day. Rush Emergency Pick-up/Mail: Once your transcript request is received in our office, the transcript will be processed the same day for pick-up or USPS standard mail.

What are the different transcript processing options?

  • Now: Transcript will include all grades/courses as of the day your request is processed. 
  • After Grades Are Posted: Transcript will not be processed until approximately one week after the end of the current term. 
  • After Degree Is Awarded: Transcript will not be processed until degrees are posted, approximately 6-8 weeks after the graduation date.

Do I need an official or unofficial transcript? 

That depends on why you need a transcript. Official Transcripts are used for institution transfers, employment, scholarships, insurance, etc. Unofficial allows the student to view what classes they have taken, class credits, and cumulative grade point average.

Does Aquinas issue transcripts to students? 

Yes, there will be a stamp on your transcript stating "issued to student." In order to remain official, the transcript must be left unopened and sealed.

Can I pick up the transcript in person? 

Yes, there is a pick-up option as you go through the steps of requesting a transcript from the National Student Clearinghouse. 

Can I come in to request a transcript if I live on or around campus?

Yes, you can come anytime during our hours of operation and fill out a transcript request form. We are located at 1760 E. Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, Hruby Hall 030 in the basement.

Who can request a transcript?

Only the student as their signature is required. 



Registrar's Office
030 Hruby Hall
Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fridays from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m
(616) 632-2871