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Transcript Request

Request a transcript

Calvin College has a partnership with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to provide transcript ordering online. 

Official transcripts are:

  • Ordered through the NSC.
  • Signed and imprinted with college seal.
  • Processed within 1-2 business days of receiving the request.
  • Mailed or picked up in a sealed envelope.
  • Processed in one business day; first class mail may take up to three days.
  • Not processed if you have an outstanding debt to the college from tuition, previous unpaid transcript requests, or overdue miscellaneous accounts.

Please note: As of July 1, 2011, we no longer accept transcript request submissions by fax or email.

How to request an official transcript
Delivery options
Transcript and delivery fees

How to request an official transcript

Online ordering

  • Enter the NSC secure website and click "Order a Transcript Now!"
  • Follow the step-by-step instructions to place your order.
  • Please review your delivery options and fees.
  • You can order as many transcripts as you like in a single session. A processing fee will be charged per transcript recipient.
  • Your signed consent is required to fulfill the transcript order.
  • You can upload a document to be submitted along with your transcript request (e.g. AMCAS, LSAC, PTCAS, CASPA). You will be presented with the option while placing your order. We only accept PDF, TIFF, GIF and BMP files.

Request tracking

  • You will receive email notifications when your consent form has been received by NSC and when your request has been processed by Calvin.
  • You can check your order status or history online at anytime.
  • If you need help or have questions about the NSC transcript ordering service, contact them via email or by phone (703) 742-7791. 

In person requests

In person requests for official transcripts can be made at the office of academic services/registrar. Requests made in the office can be paid by cash, check, or money order only, payment must received at the time of the request or your order will not be processed.

By Mail

Send your signed and dated written request to the address below. Include $5.00 for each transcript and any additional fees for express mail. Payment (cash, check, or money order) must be included at the time of the request or your order will not be processed.

Calvin College
Offices of the Registrar and Academic Services
Spoelhof Center 301
3201 Burton St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Please include the following information with your written requests:

  • Full name (please include all previous/former names) 
  • Approximate dates of attendance
  • Student ID Number or Social Security Number
  • Complete address where transcripts are to be mailed 
  • Your home address.
  • Your signature to legally authorize the release of your transcript.
  • Daytime telephone number.
  • E-mail address.
  • Payment of $5.00 per transcript (and any additional fees for express mail) in the form of cash, check, or money order (payable to Calvin College).
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Delivery options

The NSC site will walk you through the order process and explain delivery options and fees.

Hold for Pickup: Transcripts will be available for pick up after 12 p.m. the next business day. You must bring a photo ID with you; if you wish to have someone else pick up your transcript, their name must be included with your original request.

Regular Mail: Transcripts will be mailed by first class US mail within two days of completing your request.

Express Mail: All overnight (US only) or rushed (all other countries) requests must be submitted to our office by 12pm (noon) EST in order to be sent out that day.

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Transcript and delivery fees

The NSC site will walk you through the order process and explain delivery options and fees.

Online requests: Transcripts are $5 per copy, plus a processing charge of $2.25 per transcript recipient.  Payment is made using a valid credit card.

In person requests: Transcripts are $5 per copy.  If you need your transcript printed immediately, there will be an additional rush fee of $5 per order. Payment in the form of cash, check, or money order is accepted.

Mail: Transcripts are $5 per copy.  Payment in the form of cash, check or money order is accepted.

Express mail: fees are in addition to the $5 per transcript

  • Fed Ex overnight within the US: $15 per address
  • Fed Ex rush to Canada: $20 per address
  • Fed Ex rush to all other countries: $30 per address

Unofficial transcripts

Unofficial transcripts are intended for personal use and reference; they do not contain the Calvin seal, address, or the Registrar’s signature.

Current Students: You may print your own version from portal (Services tab > Student Academics > My Transcript).

Recommended formatting:

  • Copy and paste into a Word document
  • Adjust font settings to Courier New, size 7
  • Change page orientation to landscape, format into 2 columns
  • Print or save as .pdf

Alumni/Former Students: You can obtain a copy with this form or in person at the Registrar’s office. Please note that we will not send unofficial transcripts directly to third parties. All requests require a physical signature.  

Please call (616) 526-6155 or e-mail with questions.

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Did You Know?

You can now request your Calvin transcript online and pay using a credit card.

Visit the NSC secure website and click "Order a Transcript Now!"