Due to COVID-19, the Office of Records & Registration is operating virtually, and we are still available to assist you. Please feel free to contact us via email at CSU-Registrar@csu.edu.  


Official Chicago State University transcripts are issued by the Office of Records and Registration. 

Unofficial transcripts may be viewed online from CSU X-Press via Cougar Connect by selecting Academic Transcript from the Student Records menu. 

Effective Spring 2015Students may request the release of their official transcripts online only. We DO NOT fax or email official or unofficial transcripts. 

Online requests are made through the National Student Clearinghouse. A credit or debit card is required to complete your online order. Transcripts ordered via the web are as follows:

  • Transcripts requested online (to be mailed) are $10.00 per copy, plus a $2.50 processing fee per order. Transcript requests are generally processed within 7-10 business days and are sent via the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) standard mail. Note: Processing DOES NOT include USPS mail time. Please allow an additional 2-8 business days (Monday-Saturday) for mailing after transcripts are processed. 
  • Transcripts requested online (same day pickup) for immediate receipt are $15.00 per copy, plus a $2.50 processing fee per order. (This option is currently unavailable).

To order through the National Student Clearinghouse via web click here.

All transcripts mailed directly or issued to a student will be stamped, "ISSUED TO STUDENT." These transcripts bear the CSU seal and are considered official; however, some institutions/agencies may not accept transcripts that are issued to student. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the receiving institution will accept the transcript with this stamp.  

A transcript is an exact and complete copy of the student's academic record at the time it is issued.  It contains all levels of course work (undergraduate, graduate and/or professional) taken while enrolled at Chicago State University as well as accepted transfer credits from another institution. Partial transcripts are not issued. Transcripts from other schools are not issued. These must be obtained directly from the institution where the coursework was taken. 

Chicago State University will not accept a transcript request by telephone, fax, or email. In addition, transcripts are not issued for individuals with outstanding financial obligation to Chicago State University. 

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