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Transcripts for Alumni

Stanford University now offers an electronic transcript delivery option! See the Electronic Transcripts Information for Students & Alumni for more information.

Only official transcripts are available through the University Registrar. Each transcript has the signature of the Registrar and Stanford University seal. If multiple transcripts are requested to a single address, they will be packaged together in one envelope. If you require forms attached to the transcripts or separately packaged transcripts see the section on Special Processing.

  • All paper transcripts are mailed

  • We do not fax transcripts (faxed transcripts are not official and the University cannot ensure confidentiality for any faxed documents)

How do I request an official transcript?

Alumni enrolled within the past 5 years:

Alumni enrolled at Stanford University within the past 5 years request transcripts via Axess.

  • Go to the Student tab from the Axess home page

  • In the drop down menu of the "Academics" section select the "Request Official Transcript" option.

  • Click ‘Request Official Transcript

  • Select a Transcript Type

  • Select a processing option

    • Electronic Transcript – transcript emailed within 10 minutes (etranscripts can be sent to yourself, a third party, AMCAS, or LSAC)

    • Mailed 2nd Business Day – transcript mailed in two business days; allow an additional 5-7 days for mail delivery with in the United States, and 15-20 for international delivery

    • SSC Pickup Option– transcript available at the Student Services Center the next day

    • Hold for Special Instructions – transcript held at the Student Services Center to be completed per the special processing instructions (see below)

You will need a SUNetID and password. If you do not know your SUNetID or password, contact ITS.

Stanford University now offers an electronic transcript delivery option! See the Electronic Transcripts Information for Students & Alumni for more information.

Alumni enrolled previous to 5 years ago:

Please request transcripts in one of three ways:

  1. Submit an Transcript Request Form.

  2. Print out a Transcript Request Form, fill it in completely, and sign. If you wish to have your official transcript sent electronically, please make sure to complete the eTranscript portion of the form. Mail or email (etranscripts@lists.stanford.edu) the completed form to the Student Services Center. If you wish to place your request via email you must attach a scanned copy of your signed transcript request form.

  3. If you are unable to print the online form, send a letter to:

    Student Services Center
    459 Lagunita Drive
    Tresidder Memorial Union, 2nd floor
    Stanford, CA 94305

    Your letter must include the following:

    • Full name under which you were registered at Stanford
    • All former surnames (maiden and married names)
    • Your student number (if available)
    • Your date of birth
    • The date of your degree conferral (or, if you received no degree, the last year you attended the University)
    • Whether you were an undergraduate, graduate, or coterminal student
    • How many copies of your Stanford transcript you wish to have sent
    • The names and addresses of the intended recipients
    • Your signature
    • Any special processing instructions
    • If you wish to have your official transcript sent electronically, indicate this in your letter, along with a desired email address and contact name of the recipient.

Transcript Special Processing: How to Communicate Instructions

Specific requests are required for any of the following:

  • Forms that need to be attached to the transcript
  • Separately packaged transcripts

When you order your transcripts through Axess, select Hold for Special Instructions, and write down the request number. For special packaging requests, put your instructions, including the transcript request number, in a Student Service Center help ticket. Mail, email (etranscripts@lists.stanford.edu), or deliver any applicable forms along with your request number to the Student Services Center located at Tresidder Memorial Union, 2nd floor.

Student Services Center
459 Lagunita Drive
Tresidder Memorial Union, 2nd floor
Stanford, CA 94305

Requesting a Transcript for a Deceased Alum

If you are looking just for the confirmation of a degree and dates of attendance please use the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) Degree verify system.

If you are the next of kin and are trying to obtain the official transcript of a deceased person please submit the following along with the Transcript Request form:

  • Copy of the official death certificate 
  • Copy of your birth certificate showing the relationship to the deceased 

Please note that some older transcripts are imagines of microfilm and may not have the best clarity