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. We require a FedEx account number or credit card number and expiration date for FedEx billing purposes. We cannot bill Fedex charges to student accounts and cannot estimate costs. For students on campus, you can purchase USPS Express Mail envelopes at the post office in Keefe Campus Center. These can be charged to your student account and submitted to the Registrar's office for an alternative to FedEx.

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

Online Paper Transcript Request Form

(must be logged in)


 Online Electronic Transcript Request via PARCHMENT

Charge for using Parchment is $2.50 per transcript. Parchment allows you to upload any necessary coversheets during the request process. 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.

 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  


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



We can only provide email transcript (via Parchment) for classes 2013 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.

Certification Letters

To obtain a letter certifying attendance, 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.  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.