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Transcripts

Transcripts are the official record of your Saint Louis University courses, course titles and the credits and grades that you earned.

Order a Transcript

SLU has partnered with the National Student Clearinghouse to offer current students and alumni official electronic transcripts (eTranscripts) in PDF format.

These transcripts are considered official documents and have been digitally signed and certified by Saint Louis University and the National Student Clearinghouse.

A document that contains a digital signature can be instantly validated. A document with a validated signature displays a blue ribbon on the notification bar across the top of the Adobe Acrobat Reader or Pro

Electronic transcripts are usually processed within 24 hours, while paper transcript requests are usually processed within seven to 10 days. 

Learn How to Request a Transcript

Campus offices may place transcript holds on students records due to outstanding financial obligations or missing documentation/information.

Viewing Unofficial Transcripts

Your unofficial, web-based transcript can be viewed through Banner Self-Service using the following steps:

  1. Log into mySLU.slu.edu
  2. Click on the "Tools" tab
  3. Click on "Banner Self-Service"
  4. Click on "Student"
  5. Click on "Student Records"
  6. Click on "Academic Transcript"
  7. Click the "Submit" button

Any transfer credit will appear near the top of the academic transcript. The SLU equivalent course will display on the transcript. Any courses that were not transferred or are currently being evaluated will not display on the transcript.

Frequently Asked Questions: Transcripts

What do transcripts cost to order?

eTranscripts start at $5, while paper transcripts start at $10 each.  Costs are based on the number of transcripts ordered and the number of recipients.

What does the back of the transcript look like?

View or download a PDF example of the grade scale/transcript back. You may also see historical transcript keys.

What is an eTranscript?

An eTranscript is a PDF document of your official transcript, which has security features.

What does an eTranscript look like?

The PDF is identical to the official printed transcript. An eTranscript will also include a cover letter and the transcript key .

Who accepts eTranscripts?

A valid email is required for delivery of eTranscripts. Please check with the recipient to determine if they will accept eTranscripts as official documents.

How do I know the eTranscript is real?

Upon opening the document, the digital certificate will appear in a pop-up screen or status bar on the document, display a blue ribbon, and declare that the document was certified by Document Services, National Student Clearinghouse, Inc., certificate issued by GlobalSign. This document certification can be validated by clicking on the Signature Properties of the document.

Why does my eTranscript have COPY in the background?

You have either received an unofficial copy of an eTranscript or you are viewing the eTranscript in software other than Adobe Acrobat Reader or Adobe Acrobat Pro.

How do I open my eTranscript on a Mac?

The Preview application on a Mac will not work with certified eTranscript. You must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader or Adobe Acrobat Pro installed before attempting to open a certified eTranscript. There are known issues with trying to open an eTranscript using Safari as the default browser. We recommend using a different browser, Firefox or Chrome, to open your eTranscript. 

What is Blue Ribbon Certification?

The blue-ribbon certification is your assurance that the digital certificate is valid, the document is authentic and the contents of the transcript have not been altered. 

Can I forward the eTranscript to someone else?

It is not permissible to replicate this document or forward it to any person or organization other than the identified recipient. Release of the record or disclosure of its contents to any third party without written consent of the record owner is prohibited.

What if the recipient says they did not get the eTranscript?

Double check the email address you provided when you ordered the eTranscript. Ask the recipient to check their Spam or Junk Mail folder.

Can an eTranscript be tracked?

The sender can go to the National Student Clearinghouse Transcript Ordering Center to determine if the document has been opened by the recipient. This can be viewed on the Order Status tab.

I have a hold on my account; can I still order my transcript?

If you have a hold on your account, a transcript cannot be ordered until you have resolved the issue and the hold has been removed. 

Can I cancel or change my order once it has been submitted?

No, all orders placed are final. Orders cannot be recalled or refunded after an order has been submitted by you.

What if I need my transcript sent after grades are posted or after my degree is conferred?

You will need to wait until after the term has ended and you have confirmed, by reviewing your unofficial transcript in Banner Self-Services, that all grades have been posted and/or your degree has been awarded to submit your transcript request.