San Diego State University


Ordering Transcripts

Official transcripts of course work taken at San Diego State University (including Open University, any credit courses taken through the College of Extended Studies, and Summer/Winter session) must be ordered online via the SDSU WebPortal. Click on “Official Transcripts” to order. If you do not already have a WebPortal account, follow the directions provided by the link above to create an account. Transcripts ordered online will be mailed within 3 business days.

If all of your course work was taken prior to 1987, you will need to order an official transcript by completing an Official Transcript Request Form. ONLY orders for records dated prior to 1987 will be accepted via this form. DO NOT use this form if your record includes course work taken fall 1987 or later. Requests submitted via this form take 7–10 business days to process and mail, unless there is a hold on your university record.

If your transcript requires special handling to meet a specific deadline, it is suggested you do the following:

  • Complete the Official Transcript Request Form
  • Mail the form and payment to the address provided on the request form via USPS Express or Priority Mail envelope
  • Include a postage paid United States Postal Service Express or Priority Mail envelope (no other express mail options are accepted) to be used by the Registrar’s Office to mail the transcript

If you do not require this special handling, you MUST submit your request online via the WebPortal.


The fee to order official transcripts is $7.00 per transcript.

General Transcript Information and Policies

For identification purposes, official transcripts sent to educational institutions within the United States will include your Social Security Number (SSN) and the month/day of your birth date.  All other official transcripts will print without your SSN, but with the month/day of your birth date.

Semester grades are available 2 weeks after the last day of finals.  Degrees are posted throughout a 3-5 week period of time after grades are posted.

All official transcripts are mailed to the address designated in the transcript request.  They cannot be obtained in person.  All transcripts sent to students are marked “Issued to Student” and may not be considered official by other educational institutions.  In addition, employers and other business concerns may not consider these transcripts official if the seal on the mailing envelope is broken.

Transcripts are not issued until all outstanding accounts with the University are paid.  The Office of the Registrar does not send transcripts to the SDSU Division of Graduate Affairs or to the SDSU Office of Admissions.

Only San Diego State University transcripts will be issued.  Copies of other schools’ transcripts are NOT included.  Transcripts from other schools must be ordered from the original source.

Unofficial Transcripts

You can print free unofficial SDSU transcripts online through the SDSU WebPortal if all your coursework was completed fall 1987 or after.  If you attended prior to fall 1987, unofficial transcripts are available in the Office of the Registrar on a walk-in basis.  Unofficial transcripts report the same course and grade information as the official transcripts; however, they are not considered official because they do not have the official university seal imprinted on them and are not suitable for transfer purposes.  Unofficial transcripts are used primarily for student reference.