Request a Transcript


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. Processing takes up to 5 business days. Please allow additional time if you request to receive it by mail. If you are in need of the transcript more quickly, please consider placing an order for an officical transcript.

Current NIU students who need an unofficial transcript should use MyNIU to generate one immediately.

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.