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Transcript Request

Relevant Links

Law School Application - Dean's Certification
Apostille Information  [pdf]
How to share GPA and how to calculate GPA
How to share shadow grades
Transcript Guide [pdf]

 For all transcripts:

  • Fees: The National Student Clearinghouse charges a small processing fee, and if you use express shipping, an express shipping fee.
  • Swarthmore does not charge a transcript fee, and pays the postage on regular mail for paper transcripts.
  • Processing time -- Transcripts may take up to five (5) business days to be processed and mailed. Paper transcripts could be subject to USPS delays, perhaps by a week, during the time of the Coronavirus.
  • Financial note: Students or alumni who have not satisfied their financial obligations to the College or are in collection for outstanding loans are not be permitted to obtain transcripts.

Which Transcript service would you like?

PDF Transcript Issued to the Student (for current students only)

Official PDF transcripts Issued to the Student

  • Current Students use mySwarthmore:
  • Click on Student Main Menu, Academic Transcript Request, choose 'PDF Transcript' from the drop down.
  • There is no fee for this service.
  • Check Status: mySwarthmore > Student Main Menu > Academic Transcript Request > Transcript Request Status tab

PDF Transcript for Alumni and other non-current students

Official PDF transcripts available through the National Student Clearinghouse

  • Use the Transcript Ordering Service of the National Student Clearinghouse
  • There is a $3.00 processing fee for this service.
  • Transcript requests are processed within five (5) business days and then promptly become available to the recipient for pick up from the secure server.
  • The recipient can be anyone with a valid email address, including the student.
  • The transcript must be retrieved within 30 days (or it will have to be re-ordered with fees applying). Multiple reminders are sent to the recipient before the transcript expires on the server.
  • Help with retrieving Official PDF transcripts from the National Student Clearinghouse [pdf]. 

Official Paper Transcript

Express Shipping available through the National Student Clearinghouse

  • Use the Transcript Ordering Service of the National Student Clearinghouse
  • There is a $2.50 processing fee for this service.
  • Transcript requests are processed within five (5) business days

U.S. Mail, Campus Mail or for Pick-up

  • Expect delays in processing and shipping during the pandemic.
  • Current students use mySwarthmore.
    • Click on Student Main Menu,  Academic Transcript Request, choose 'Official Paper Transcript' from the drop down (there is no fee using mySwarthmore).
    • Check Status: mySwarthmore > Student Main Menu > Academic Transcript Request > Transcript Request Status tab
  • All others order the "Mail" option through the Transcript Ordering Service of the National Student Clearinghouse or you can complete and submit our Official Transcript Request Form [pdf] (no service fee).
  • U.S. mailed transcripts are always in official envelopes which are signed and sealed on the back. They are sent via first-class U.S. mail.
  • Alumni can retrieve their Swarthmore ID number from the alumni web page.
  • We do not fax or email the official paper transcript.