Request a Transcript

A transcript is a representation of a student’s academic record while at the University of Pennsylvania. You may need a transcript to apply for graduate school or for employment purposes. Be sure to confirm with whoever is requesting your transcript whether you need an official transcript or if an unofficial transcript will suffice. Penn encourages you to request electronic transcripts whenever possible for the most efficient service, as long as such a transcript is acceptable for your purposes.  

The Office of the University Registrar can generate official transcripts for a small fee upon request, and most students and alumni from the Class of 1988 onward can view unofficial transcripts for free at any time on Penn InTouch.  

Below you’ll find transcript request instructions for specific student and alumni populations.  

Select Your Student/Alumni Population

Current Students and Alumni Class of 1988 to Present

Alumni Prior to 1988, Pre-College Summer Sessions, and Penn Literacy Network (PLN)

Alumni of Veterinary School Prior to 2001

Alumni of Social Policy and Practice Prior to 1988

Alumni of Dental School Prior to 2000

Alumni of Perelman School of Medicine

Current Students and Alumni Class of 1988 to Present

Alumni Prior to 1988, Pre-College Summer Sessions, and Penn Literacy Network (PLN)

Alumni of Veterinary School Prior to 2001

Alumni of Social Policy and Practice Prior to 1988

Alumni of Dental School Prior to 2000

Alumni of Perelman School of Medicine

Conferring Degrees and Grade Submission

Degrees are conferred (posted) by schools and programs. The degree checkout process can take up to 30 days from the end of the term to complete. Please contact your school or program directly for questions concerning the timing of your degree conferral. 

Students can view the posting of their degree conferral and grades on their unofficial transcripts via Penn InTouch. Degree conferral can be seen under the Degree Awarded section on unofficial transcripts.

Please note that electronic PDF transcripts send immediately after an order is completed via Penn InTouch. Electronic PDF transcripts are not held for grade posting or degree conferral. 

Information about student grades can be found on the Student Grades page.

Removing Holds on a Student Record

If you are on a “hold” you may not have access to your transcript or be able to view your grades on Penn InTouch. Assistance with  removing a hold on your record is dependent on the type of hold:

Type of Hold Contact Office
Financial, Graduation, Loans Exit Counseling  SRFS Student Service Center, sfsmail@pobox.upenn.edu
Collections  SRFS Student Accounts: Collections, collecti@pobox.upenn.edu
Immunization Student Health Services, vpul-immun@pobox.upenn.edu
Advisor Sign-Off Your assigned academic advisor
Judicial Office of Student Conduct
Transcript SRFS Office of the University Registrar, transcripts@upenn.edu

*Grades and GPAs are not disclosed over the phone or via email. 

Submitting a Matching Forms Required by Transcript Processing Centers 

A matching form is used by some transcript processing centers to match a graduate or medical school applicant's transcript with their application.

 

  Allows electronic transcript to be sent without matching form? Matching form must be mailed with paper transcript?
ADEA PASS No Yes
ADEA AADSAS No Yes
AACOMAS No Yes
AMCAS Yes. Delivery email address: dptranscript4@aamc.org; Recipient name: AMCAS No. AMCAS allows electronic transcripts to be sent without a matching form.
CASPA No  Yes
LSAC No Yes
NursingCAS No Yes
PostbacCAS No Yes
PTCAS No Yes
SOPHAS No Yes
VMCAS No Yes
WES No Yes

Please email all required matching forms for paper transcript requests to transcripts@upenn.edu. We will match your form to your transcript before processing.

  • If you paid for express shipping you will receive an email with the tracking number when your transcript is shipped.
  • If you did not pay for express shipping, updates about shipping and delivery are not available.
  • Orders cannot be changed in Penn InTouch once submitted.

Requesting Records Release by Special Investigators 

We strongly encourage Special Investigators and other government employees to use DoD Safe when requesting transcripts. DoD Safe links should be sent to registrar@upenn.edu. Release forms should not be directly emailed as they may contain Personal Identifiable Information (PII) such as Social Security Numbers (SSN).