Ordering Transcripts

To Begin Your Order with a Cornell NetID

If you have a NetID and password you can place your order by visiting Student Center or Student Essentials. To find your NetID, go to the Cornell Directory and enter your name. The screen that appears should include your NetID. Next, go to NetID Self-Service to activate your NetID.

If ordering through Student Center, under Other Academic, select Official Transcript from the drop-down menu, to access the ordering site. If ordering through Student Essentials, under Academic, select Order a Transcript, to access the ordering site.

If you cannot access the ordering site, you may need to turn off pop-up blocking on your web browser or allow that site to open pop-up windows in your browser preferences.

After you submit your order, you will receive an email confirming your request has been received. You will also receive an email when your order has been processed.

You can track the status of your order by selecting My Account in the top left corner of the ordering site.

To Begin Your Order without a Cornell NetID

Use the Self Registration Ordering Site if you do not have a NetID or your attendance began before 1982.

New users will be asked to create an account and set a password. You will only be asked for this information once.

If you are a returning user you can enter the ordering site with your email address and password and process your transcript order.

After you submit your order, you will receive an email confirming your request has been received. You will also receive an email when your order has been processed.

You can track the status of your order by selecting My Account in the top left corner of the ordering site. Please note that the order status will change to on-hold while our staff researches your record and processes your request.

All requests for official electronic transcripts are typically processed within four hours of the order being placed, unless you receive email notification that your order was placed on-hold. If your order is placed on hold it could take 4-5 business days to be processed. Anyone with Adobe Reader will be able to receive the secure transcript. Paper transcripts are typically processed within 1-2 business days.

Requests for paper or electronic transcripts prior to 1982 will be processed within 4-5 business days. During peak processing times (December through February and from late August to mid-October), processing and mail delivery time may be take an additional 5-10 business days.

Electronic Transcript Generation for AMCAS

Students and alumni applying to medical schools can submit secure pdf electronic transcripts from our online ordering site directly to AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service).

If ordering through Student Center, under Other Academic, select Official Transcript from the drop-down menu, to access the ordering site. If ordering through Student Essentials, under Academic, select Order a Transcript, to access the ordering site.

After selecting Order Now from the welcome page, select the AMCAS eTranscript option. You will be prompted to enter their AAMC ID number thereby ensuring that AMCAS can link the transcript request to the correct account.

Including Attachments with Transcripts

In order to include an attachment with your transcript, the Office of the University Registrar requires that the Cornell transcript request form, along with the additional attachment, be faxed (607) 255-6262 or mailed (Day Hall B07) to our office. Transcripts should not be ordered through the self-registration ordering site if you need to include an attachment.

Ordering Transcripts by Mail or Fax

If you are unable to process your request with one of the options above please order by mail. Download the Transcript Request Form, complete, print and sign the form, and mail or fax it to the Office of the University Registrar. Your request should be limited to 10 copies per order. Please allow 2-3 days for the order to be completed. Additional time may be necessary during peak busy times.