Transcript requests are processed on Tuesdays and Thursdays; transcripts cannot be mailed on holidays or Winter Break when the College is closed. 

Transcript frequently asked questions

Release of transcripts

Note: If Cornell College’s Division of Business and Enterprise Services has placed a financial hold on your student record, you must resolve that hold before a transcript will be released. Questions regarding financial obligations to the College should be directed to 319-895-4593 or

Delivery of transcripts

We recommend that ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPTS should only be sent directly to the person who needs to use them.  However, if you do need to send the transcript to yourself first make sure to the follow the instructions provided by the NSC about how to ensure the document is secure. 

Transcripts issued to the student are stamped “ISSUED TO STUDENT” and enclosed in a sealed envelope. If you are forwarding the transcript to another party (e.g., another college or university, potential employer, etc.) where an official transcript is required, you should not open the envelope.

Unofficial transcripts

Unofficial copies of Cornell transcripts are available to currently enrolled students only without charge. They do not bear the registrar’s signature or College seal and are for your use only. Log in to our secure student records site to view and print your current class schedule, unofficial transcript, and an enrollment verification statement.

Transcripts from other schools

Cornell cannot provide copies of transcripts from other schools you attended. If transcripts are needed from those schools, please contact them directly.