Transcript Request

Requesting a Transcript | Unofficial Transcripts | Costs & Payment Options

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts are those printed on special paper that bear the college seal and the signature of the Registrar. Official transcripts are issued in a sealed envelope and are rendered unofficial once the seal on the envelope is broken. Some institutions will not accept a hand-delivered transcript as official; instead, it must be mailed directly from Normandale. You should check the policy of the receiving institution before you decide to hand-deliver your transcript.

You will need an official transcript if you are planning to transfer your classes to another college. You may also need an official transcript if you are registering with a state examination board, or when you apply for a scholarship or a job. In most cases, the requester will tell you if the transcript must be official.

Special Procedures for Sending Transcripts
to Another Minnesota State Institution

Electronic transcript retrieval is now possible among all Minnesota State institutions for students who are enrolled or seeking to enroll. As a result it is no longer necessary for most students to order transcripts to be sent to another Minnesota State institution.

After you have determined there are no holds on your Normandale account, please ask staff at the receiving Minnesota State institution about their e-transcript retrieval procedures.

Only in some cases will you be asked to order your transcript.

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Requesting an Official Transcript
for Recipients Other Than Minnesota State Institutions

Request your official transcripts through the National Student Clearinghouse. If you have documents (e.g., LSAC and MCAS forms) that must be mailed to the recipient with your transcript, you may upload them and attach them to your order.

Normandale will email you throughout the process so you always know the status of your order.

Electronic Delivery Option

When ordering through the Clearinghouse, you can choose to have your transcript sent electronically. This ensures fast delivery, sometimes as early as the day you request it.  Plus, you will be notified when the recipient retrieves your transcript.  Select "Electronic PDF" as your delivery option in the third step (Enter Recipient Details) of transcript ordering.

Due to COVID-19, processing times for paper transcripts will be 7-10 business days. As a result, you are strongly encouraged to select the electronic delivery option.

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Unofficial Transcripts

An unofficial transcript is a record of your Normandale enrollment, grades, credits earned, and your grade point average printed on plain white paper. You will need a copy for degree planning purposes. It is always a good idea to retain a copy for your personal files.

Your unofficial transcript is available at no cost:

Email us or call 952-358-8220 for assistance with obtaining an unofficial transcripts by alternate methods.
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Transcript Costs and Payment Options

  • For transcripts sent within 5 business days after receipt of your request, the cost is $5 per transcript, plus an additional fee of $2.25* per recipient.
  • For transcripts sent within one business day after receipt of your request, the cost is $10 per transcript, plus an additional fee of $2.25* per recipient
*Effective 9/30/2019, the per-recipient fee will increase to $2.50.

Transcript orders not processed through the National Student Clearinghouse incur a higher fee. Email us or call 952-358-8220 for assistance if you need an official transcript but are unable to utilize the National Student Clearinghouse.

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