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 who was last enrolled prior to fall 2008 and need an unofficial transcript, you can mail, fax or email us this unofficial transcript request form and we will mail or email 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 form for an unofficial transcript to 815-753-0149.
  • Email your request form for an unofficial transcript to

If you are 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.