Registrar at Aquinas College

Transcripts: Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an official transcript cost?

The cost for an official transcript is $7 per transcript plus an additional processing fee.

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.

Is there a reason why my request would not be processed? 

Yes, the student is required to take care of any holds on their account before we can complete the transcript request.

I requested a transcript and I and/or the institution has not received it? 

You can track your order online through the National Student Clearinghouse with your e-mail and order number. 

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. 

Who can I contact with questions?

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