During the pandemic, paper transcripts are being printed only once a week--plan for delays.
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.

If you would like to use FedEx to expedite delivery of your transcript, provide a valid FedEx account number with your request.

ALL PAPER COPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS may ordered via our online web form:

Online Paper Transcript Request Form

(must be logged in)

ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPTS (Class year 2003 - present ONLY) ARE NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR PARTNER, PARCHMENT: [COVID-19 Update: Classes of 1989-2002 may request via Parchment. We will attach a copy of your transcript to your request.]

IMPORTANT:  Due to a vendor upgrade, requests submitted between May 3 and June 4 will be sent immediately and will not have the option to be held for grades or degrees -- don't submit your request until your record displays what you need on your transcript. Requests submitted after June 4 will regain the option to hold for grades or degrees.

Online Electronic Transcript Request via PARCHMENT

PARCHMENT UPDATE INFORMATION: If you have used Parchment in the past, you will be prompted to a screen with the options "Review Profile" and "Add to Existining Account" after signing in. Please select the "Add to Existing Account" option to proceed with your transcript order.

Parchment allows you to upload any necessary coversheets during the request process. Order updates will be emailed to you. You can also track your order online using your email address and order number. There is no fee for this service. NOTE: If you are sending a transcript to yourself via Parchment, please use your preferred email address as the transcript destination, rather than "Amherst College".

If you need help with your login please try the Password Reset or contact alumni.

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 list of complete addresses can be appended.

Transcript Request Form [.pdf with interactive fields]

This form must be filled out, then printed and signed. Please 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 registrar@amherst.edu.

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

ALL PAPER REQUESTS MUST BE SIGNED.
WE DO NOT SEND TRANSCRIPTS BY FAX.
We can only provide email transcript (via Parchment) for classes 2003 and beyond at this time.

Unofficial Transcripts

Currently enrolled students may access their transcripts on the web. Advisors may access transcripts of their advisees on the web. Unofficial transcripts are used solely as internal documents and are not issued to graduates of the College.

Certifications, Degree Verifications and Diploma Translations

To obtain a letter certifying attendance or degree, DMV letter, or other academic information, you must submit a signed letter or a Certification Request Form (DMV requests should specify that the on-campus address is needed).Certification letters contain a raised seal and are generally mailed, they may be faxed or scanned only when a raised seal is not required.

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.

To fill out an online form click here:

Online Certification/Diploma Translation Request Form

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

Certification Letter Request [.pdf with interactive fields]

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.

(For more information on translation services: Language Alliance Info on Certified Translations.)