Requesting a Transcript

Academic transcripts can be issued either to you or directly to a third party.  If they are issued to you, they bear the comment "issued to the student" even if they are sealed and signed over the flap.

In general processing and mailing time is 3 to 4 days, however, delays may be expected during the period at the end of each semester, the month of January, and at Commencement due to the high volume of requests.

Please contact the Registrar's Office at (413) 542-2225 for information about expedited transcripts via FedEx.

CURRENT ACTIVE STUDENTS may order transcripts via our online webform:
(must be logged in)
ALUMNI  may order transcripts 24/7 via the National Student Clearinghouse:
You can place as many orders as you like in one session using any major
credit card at $2.25 per session. Your card will only be charged after your order has been completed. Order updates will be emailed to you. You can also track your order online using your email address and order number.
Please note that the Clearinghouse now offers the ability to sign for transcript requests electronically.  No additional hard copy release is required.

You may also order transcripts by downloading the form below and faxing or mailing it to the registrar's office directly at no charge.  Please TYPE the information into the form before printing (minus your signature).  If sending your transcript to multiple addresses one request can be filled out and a sheet of paper with the full list of addresses can be appended. 

This form must be filled out, then printed and signedPlease include an email address or phone number in case of any problems.  Submit it to the Registrar's Office in person, by mail, by FAX at 413-542-2327, or as a scanned document to  

Our mailing address is:

Office of the Registrar
P.O. Box 5000
Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Our FAX number is 413-542-2327




Unofficial Transcripts

Currently enrolled students may access their transcripts on the web. Advisors may access transcripts of their advisees on the web, and the Registrar's Office also provides them with hard copies at each registration and pre-registration period. Unofficial transcripts are used solely as internal documents and are not issued to graduates of the College.

Certification Letters

To obtain a letter certifying attendance or other academic information, you must submit a signed letter or a Certification Request Form.  Certification letters contain a raised seal and are generally mailed, they may be faxed or scanned only when a raised seal is not required.  To fill out an online form click here:

Online Certification Request Form

Alternately, you can download a Certification Letter request form using the following link:

This form must be filled out, then printed and signed. Submit it to the Registrar's Office in person, by mail, or by FAX at 413-542-2327. 

The above information is also available at 413-542-2225.