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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.
- $11.90 for electronic transcript
- $10.90 for paper transcript
NIU will provide current and former students with an official or unofficial copy of their NIU academic transcript upon request. Requests for official or unofficial academic transcripts will not be refused nor will transcripts be withheld regardless of whether the student owes a debt to or has a balance with the institution, of any amount and regardless of the transcript's intended recipient. A student who owes a debt to the institution will not be given less favorable treatment for their request for a transcript. The university may impose a reasonable fee for the provision of official or unofficial copies of the academic transcript but will not charge a higher fee when a student has a debt or balance with the university.
NIU will issue a diploma and provide and replacement copies of a student's diploma(s) upon request to students who have graduated from the institution. Requests for diplomas or official copies of diplomas will not be refused nor will diplomas be withheld regardless of whether the student owes a debt to or has a balance with the institution, of any amount and regardless of the diploma's intended recipient. The university may impose a reasonable fee for the provision of official copies of a student's diploma(s) but will not charge a higher fee when a student has a debt or balance with the university.
If a current or former student has previously had a transcript or diploma withheld from them because the student owed a debt to the institution prior to the implementation of this policy, they may request their transcript or diploma using the university's standard ordering procedures and the transcript or diploma will be provided to them without regard for any holds that might have been previously imposed.
A current or former student who believes that they have had a transcript or diploma withheld improperly according to this policy may make a complaint with the Illinois Attorney General's Student Loan Ombudsperson by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, they may direct their concern to the NIU executive vice president and provost by emailing email@example.com.
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 official transcript.
Current NIU students who need an unofficial transcript should use MyNIU to generate one immediately.