Request a Transcript


The university will be closed for the holiday break from Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022, through Monday, Jan. 2, 2023.

Normal business operations will resume Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. Transcript requests (official and unofficial) will be processed in the order they are received. Processing time may be extended due to the volume of submissions.

Get Your Official Transcript

Official transcripts are issued by the Office of the Registrar. Transcript requests are ordered online and are processed within 1-3 business days.

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 are a student who attended Northern Illinois University prior to 1987, an electronic version of your transcript is not available in a PDF format.

If you have forms that need to be sent with your transcript, you can upload those during the ordering process.


  • $11.50 for electronic transcript
  • $10.50 for paper transcript

Request a Paper or Electronic Transcript

Get Your Unofficial Transcript

If you are a former student and need an unofficial transcript, you can use this unofficial transcript request form and one will be mailed or emailed to you. The processing time is 1-2 business days. Please allow additional days if receiving by mail.

If you are a current student, you can view or print your own unofficial transcript using MyNIU.

If you need help with your MyNIU account, contact the DoIT Service Desk at 815-753-8100.