Transcript FAQs

Answers to the Most Common Transcript Questions

What is the procedure to change my name on my ASU transcript?

Will ASU hold my transcript and not send it out until my degree or a specific grade is posted?

Can I request an official transcript before the end of the current semester and have those grades appear on the transcript?

Does my ASU transcript list courses I transferred from other institutions?

How can I obtain a copy of previous school transcripts?

Can someone else order/pick up my official transcript for me?

What if I have a delinquent account? Can I still obtain a transcript?

How do I get a course description for a course listed on my ASU transcript?


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Q: What is the procedure to change my name on my ASU transcript?

Currently enrolled students may submit a Name Change Form by mail, fax or in person. All requests require a photo identification (if submitting via mail or fax, include copy of the photo identification) and one of the following; marriage license/certificate, adoption papers, court order, divorce decree, social security card or passport/permanent visa. Academic records for formerly enrolled students will not be changed. Certain exceptions apply. For further assistance call (480) 965-7276

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Q: Will ASU hold my transcript and not send it out until my degree or a specific grade is posted?

On the Request for Official Transcript form, you may check one of the following hold requests:

  • Hold until degree is posted. If one of the degree boxes is marked, your transcript will not be sent until the specified degree is verified and posted to your ASU transcript.
  • Special Hold Request. If you are expecting a change of grade or removal of an "E" or Incomplete grade, you may complete the information requested. Your transcript will not be sent until the specified change(s) are posted to your ASU transcript.

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Q: Can I request an official transcript before the end of the current semester and have those grades appear on the transcript?

On the Request for Official Transcript, you may check the following hold request:

  • Hold for Current Session Grades only. If this hold box is marked, your transcript will not be processed until the current session grades are all posted.

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Q: Does my ASU transcript list courses I transferred from other institutions?

No. Credit is awarded for traditional course work successfully completed at institutions of higher learning as indicated by ASU and the Arizona Board of Regents. However, only the name of the institution(s) and degrees awarded are listed on the ASU transcript.

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Q: How can I obtain a copy of previous school transcripts?

You may request unofficial copies of transcripts from other schools if they were submitted to ASU and if they remain on file. If you are requesting transfer transcripts for official purposes, you must order transcripts from the issuing institutions.

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Q: Can someone else order/pick up my official transcript for me?

Yes, someone else may order or pick up your official transcript as long as you give written and signed authorization to do so. The request must include all the information requested for ordering an official transcript.

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Q: What if I have a delinquent account? Can I still obtain a transcript?

You may obtain an unofficial transcript only. All financial obligations must be cleared before an official transcript will be issued. For further assistance call (480) 965-7276 during business hours. The Delinquent Accounts Office can be reached at (480)965-5220.

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Q: How do I get a course description for course(s) listed on my ASU transcript?

Course descriptions for catalogs after 1996 can be printed from the web at the catalog web site.  For course descriptions prior to 1996, contact University Archives archives@asu.edu or (480) 965-4932.