Request Transcripts

Request Transcripts

  • Northwestern University does not issue unofficial transcripts.
  • All students and alumni are encouraged to go online to place their transcript order. This is the easiest and most efficient way to place an order for either a traditional paper transcript or the new electronic transcript delivery.
  • No refunds will be issued once an order has been submitted. No transcript will be issued until payment is received.
  • Transcript requests will not be processed for students with a transcript "hold" on their student record, or to a student who is delinquent in the payment of tuition or fees to the University.
  • If you have attended multiple schools at Northwestern University, you will need to place separate requests with each school for your record. (Please note that for students and graduates of the JD/MBA and LLM-K programs, all Law School and Kellogg courses will appear on your Law official transcript, and you do not need order a separate transcript from Kellogg.)

Request a Transcript Online:

Electronic Transcripts

  • Certified e-transcript delivery is available only to students who attended the Law School after August 2005.
  • Certified e-transcripts are available for downloaded (maximum of 5 downloads per transcript) for 30 days from date of issue.
  • It is the responsibility of the transcript requestor to verify that the recipient accepts electronic transcripts before making a request.
  • Cover letters and other forms cannot be included with e-transcripts. If you need to include other documents with your request, you will need to request a paper transcript.
  • Certified e-transcripts are typically delivered within hours, except during times of scheduled maintenance or planned system outages.
  • The fee for e-transcripts is $8 per copy.

Current Students: Access the online transcript request through CAESAR. Transcripts requests must be paid for with a credit card.

Former Students: Access the online transcript request through the Parchment Exchange system. The site will walk you through placing your order, including delivery options and fees. Order updates will be emailed to you, and you can check your order status and history. Your credit card will only be charged after your order has been completed.

Paper Transcripts

  • Paper transcripts are the only option for alumni who attended the Law School prior to August 2005.
  • The default mailing option for paper transcripts is USPS first class.
  • FedEx is also available at an additional charge ($15 domestic; $30 international) and requires a physical address as overnight carriers do not deliver to PO Boxes.
  • Regular Service transcript requests are processed and mailed within 2 business days of receipt of request. For requests in December-January and April-May, please allow 5 business days.
  • Immediate Service transcript requests received before 3pm CST are processed and mailed on the same day of receipt of request. Please call our office to confirm receipt of your request at 312-503-8464.Immediate transcript requests received after 3pm CST will be processed the next business day.
  • Paper transcripts may also be picked up from our office, room MC 130, after 3pm two business days (regular service transcripts) or one business day (immediate service transcripts) after receipt of request. A photo ID is required.
  • The fee for regular service requests is $10 per transcript, and immediate service requests are $25 per transcript.

Current Students: Access the online transcript request through CAESAR. Transcripts requests must be paid for with a credit card.

Former Students: Access the online transcript request through the Parchment Exchange system. The site will walk you through placing your order, including delivery options and fees. Order updates will be emailed to you, and you can check your order status and history. Your credit card will only be charged after your order has been completed.


Request a Paper Transcript by Fax, Mail, or in Person:

Transcript requests cannot be emailed or taken by telephone. Transcripts cannot be faxed or emailed.

To request an Official Paper Transcript by fax, mail, or in person, please use our Transcript Request Form (pdf)

Transcript requests ordered through mail should include cash or check payment. Checks can be made out to Northwestern University.

Mail or bring your transcript request form to:

Northwestern University School of Law
Office of Registration & Records, MC 130
375 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

For faxed requests, please call (312) 503-8464 during business hours to provide your credit card information after faxing the transcript order.

NOTE: Do not include credit card information on the Transcript Request Form or other correspondence. Northwestern University cannot accept credit card information on this form or other written correspondence.

Fax your request to: (312) 503-2518

An official transcript bears the University Seal and a signature certifying its authenticity. Official transcripts are sensitive official documents and their release requires a written signature. For information regarding the laws governing the disclosure of student records, please visit our Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act page.

For questions, email law-registrar@law.northwestern.edu, or call (312) 503-8464.

Office of Registration & Records
Northwestern University School of Law
375 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611