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Request a Transcript

You can request an official or unofficial transcript. Please allow two to three business days to process transcript requests.

Get Your Official Transcript

Official transcripts of academic records are released only by a signed written request. Please complete the transcript request form (PDF).

Fees

The fee for an official transcript is $8.00 for each copy mailed. If paying with check or money order, please make payable to Northern Illinois University.

Send all requests to:

Northern Illinois University
Office of Registration and Records
Williston Hall Room 220
DeKalb, IL 60115

Requests may also be sent by fax to 815-753-0149.

Please include all information including your Visa or MasterCard information. Unless your request is accompanied by pre-payment, your request will not be processed.

If you've been enrolled at any time since 1987, you may pick up a transcript at any time during office hours. Please bring identification.

Office of Registration and Records
Williston Hall Room 220
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
815-753-0681

Transcripts will not be released for academic records that are subject to an encumbrance. Examples of encumbrances are:

  • Past due financial obligations to the university, such as unpaid tuition, fees or fines.
  • Incomplete admissions requirements, such as missing transcripts or test scores.
  • Disciplinary action

If you're a current student, you can check your encumbrances on MyNIU under the “Holds” heading in your Student Center.

Sending Someone to Pick Up Your Transcript

If you need to send someone to pick up your transcript you must fill out a transcript request form.

You should instruct your friend that they'll need to bring their own photo ID with them when they present these two documents to us. Otherwise, we will not release your transcript. If your record has an encumbrance, we will not release your transcript.

You can request a paper transcript to be sent through the mail or an electronic transcript to be sent electronically in PDF format. A signed consent form is required to complete the online process. The form will be generated during the process. 

If you have a form that needs to be sent with your official transcript, you must use the transcript request form (PDF) and fax them together to us. Do not use the online service for requests that include additional form(s).

Fees
  • $12 for electronic transcript
  • $10.25 for paper transcript
Request a Paper or Electronic Transcript

Get Your Unofficial Transcript

If you're a former student who was last enrolled prior to fall 2008 and need an unofficial transcript, you can visit our office with a photo ID and we'll print one for you. If you're not in the area, you can mail us a signed request for an unofficial transcript and we'll mail one back to you.

Mail your request for an unofficial transcript to:

Northern Illinois University
Office of Registration and Records
Williston Hall Room 220
DeKalb, IL 60115

Fax your request for an unofficial transcript to 815-753-0149

Request an unofficial transcript to be picked up by a third party

You'll need a photo ID to pickup your transcript. If your record has an encumbrance, we will not release your transcript.

If you're a current or former student last enrolled through fall 2008 or after, you can print your own unofficial transcript using MyNIU.

All former students who had previous access to MyNIU will have access to MyNIU indefinitely for unofficial transcripts, bill payments, etc. If you need help resetting your Z-ID password for MyNIU access, contact the DoIT Service Desk at 815-753-8100.

Contact Us

Registration and Records
Williston Hall 220
815-753-0681
regrec@niu.edu

Hours: Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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