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An official transcript bears the Northwestern University School of Law Seal and a signature certifying its authenticity. Official transcripts are sensitive and official documents, and their release requires a written signature.

Placing an Order

Current students who would like to pick up their transcripts in person may submit their request online or in the Office of Registration & Records located in McCormick Room 130. CURRENT STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON CAMPUS MAY FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW FOR “ALUMNI TRANSCRIPTS” TO HAVE A TRANSCRIPT MAILED. 

Alumni Transcripts

Alumni of the Law School may request official transcripts only.

***At this time, official transcripts are only available in paper form and cannot be emailed or faxed. Please allow sufficient time for mail transport of official transcripts via regular USPS mail. Express delivery of transcripts via FedEx must be prepaid.  Please call our office at (312) 503-8464 to inquire about using FedEx services.***

Alumni may request an official transcript by:

  1. Visiting the Office of Registration & Records at the address listed below during the office hours of 9am-5pm Monday through Friday,
  2. Sending a written request by mail, or
  3. Sending a request by email or fax.  Please note that you can only request ONE transcript via fax or email and that all of these requests are considered rush requests and cost $12 as detailed below.   Any emailed requests must be attached as a SEPARATE DOCUMENT to the email and contain your handwritten signature.

Transcripts requests must provide the following information:

  • Name under which you were enrolled at Northwestern University School of Law
  • 7 digit student id or the last 4 digits of your social security number
  • Date of attendance
  • Degree(s) earned and date(s) awarded, if any
  • Complete address to be sent
  • Personal/Business check made out to: Northwestern University
  • Billing address
  • Billing fax number
  • Current email address (confirmation of processing will be sent to the email address provided)
  • Phone number
  • YOUR SIGNATURE (we will not process a request without your signature) and date.

Payment

Processing Type

Processing Time*

Cost

Regular

2-3 business days

(During the months of December-January & April-May, please allow a minimum of 5 business days)

$5 per transcript

Rush

Next day

$12 per transcript

Immediate

Same day

$20 per transcript

*PLEASE NOTE THAT PROCESSING TIME REFERS TO THE TIMEFRAME IN WHICH WE PRODUCE YOUR TRANSCRIPT AND PLACE IT IN THE MAIL, AND NOT THE TIME BY WHICH YOU WILL RECEIVE THE TRANSCRIPT.

Cash and check are the only accepted forms of payment for official transcripts.

Payment for official transcripts should be included with written requests.  For faxed or emailed requests for one transcript, the $12 payment can be mailed in separately and is due within two weeks of sending the request. Please note that faxed and emailed requests will be processed as next day requests without waiting for receipt of payment, but failure to send in payment will result in a hold on ordering future transcripts from the Law School.

Mail transcript requests and payment to:

Northwestern University School of Law
Registration and Records, MC 130
375 East Chicago Avenue
McCormick, Room 166
Chicago, IL 60611-3069

Send rush fax request to: Fax (312) 503-2518

Send rush email requests to: law-registrar@law.northwestern.edu

For more information, email law-registrar@law.northwestern.edu or call our office at (312) 503-8464.