Transcript Notations

In partnership with the Office of the General Counsel and the Office of Judicial Affairs, the Office of the University Registrar has implemented a policy on standard transcript notations. Beginning in the fall of 2014, students who are expelled or dismissed from The School of Professional Studies will have a permanent notation placed on their transcript.  Notations for temporary academic and disciplinary separations will also be placed on the transcript.  If a student withdraws while a disciplinary case is pending, a temporary notation will be made until the disciplinary case is reconciled.


How to Order Transcripts

The amended Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 prohibits release of educational records without the written consent of the student.

All students pay a one-time transcript fee upon their first registration at the University (whether or not they subsequently withdraw from the University). After that, there is no charge for issuing transcripts. The normal processing time for transcripts is two to three business days. If you mail in your request for a transcript, you should allow several additional days for delivery to and from the University.

Copies of University transcripts and certifications of enrollment may be obtained:


  • Log-in to Student Services Online (SSOL)

  • Click "transcript ordering"

  • Click "order transcript"

  • You will be prompted to review and confirm your personal information and select how you would like to be notified (via text or email) when your transcript is generated and delivered electronically or mailed, based on the delivery option you select.

  • Next, you will select whether you would like to send an "e-transcript" or "paper transcript" and you will proceed by entering the appropriate information.

  • If you choose to send an electronic transcript, you will be notified in real-time and alerted when the electronic transcript is opened by its intended recipient.

In person

205 Kent (valid CU or photo ID required)

Transcript requests received in person are limited to five copies. Transcripts can usually be provided within 10 minutes.

By mail

Send a signed transcript or Certification Request Form or send a signed letter to:

Student Service Center
Columbia University
205 Kent Hall, Mail Code 9202
1140 Amsterdam Avenue 
New York, NY 10027
Attention: Transcripts and Certification

Please include the following information with your request:

  1. Number of transcripts desired and complete address for each recipient

  2. Full name of record at time of attendance

  3. Student identification number

  4. Your current address and daytime telephone number

  5. Your signature authorizing the release of your transcript (if ordering by mail or in person)