Frequently Asked Questions - Transcripts
If a transcript is not received within 2 weeks following the date it was sent from our office, it will be sent again at no charge to the student. We request that you check with the receiver to be sure that they have not received it and verify that the address provided was correct before calling our office to have transcripts re-sent.
Transcript Requests can now be requested by email Registrar@uni.edu, but still require a signed release. We have re-vamped our Transcript Request Form to be a fillable document. Unless you have an electronic signature file stored on your computer, you will be unable to sign the form electronically. As a result, you will need to print out the Transcript Request Form, sign it, and either fax, mail, or scan and e-mail it back to our office.
Upon receiving a transcript request, it is normally processed and sent back out within 1-2 business days. By way of regular mail, a transcript can be expected to arrive within one to two weeks.
An unofficial grade report will NOT be sent with the diploma upon graduation. Official copies must be ordered by way of a transcript request form.
The $15 charge for transcripts at the University of Northern Iowa was determined by the Iowa Board of Regents. The price fluctuates each year, and all three state institutions charge the same fee for their transcripts.
The Registrar's Office only issues official transcripts on security sealed paper when sent to the institution or home address. If the student wishes to request a transcript while in our office and take it with them immediately, we stamp the transcript "Issued to Student." This process makes the transcript unofficial.
If a current student needs to see their grade report, they can access the online grade report via their MyUNIverse account:
- Log in to your MyUNIverse account.
- Select the "Student Center" tab.
- Under "Student Center," select "Go to My Student Center."
- On the main page, to the LEFT of your class schedule there is a drop down box
- Select the box and scroll to "Transcript: View Unofficial" (NOTE: in order to print your unofficial transcript you must use Mozilla Firefox)
- On the next screen another drop box 'Report Type' is empty. You need to change it to "unofficial grade report" and then click the yellow "Go"
- Your unofficial transcript will be viewable here.
- REMEMBER: to be able to PRINT you MUST use Mozilla Firefox
- Right click on the page and select "This Frame"
- Then select "print frame"
- Your Transcript should be PRINTING!
It is important to note, that the grade report is always available to current students, but it is only available to alumni and former students for six months through their MyUNIverse account. Parents are unable to access this document at any time.
Transcript requests are processed immediately whether or not payment is included. If the request does not include payment, the transcript will be mailed and a bill will be generated and sent to the requestor's current billing address. Transcripts or certificates will not be released until all delinquent accounts have been paid. If you have questions on your delinquent account please call Office of Business Operations at 319-273-2164 or e-mail the Cashier's Office.
If payment does not accompany the Transcript Request Form, our office will send you a bill in the mail (to the address that you have listed in the Student Contact Information section) for the total cost of the transaction. Please note that this will not delay the delivery of your transcript.
A transcript cannot be requested over the phone as a student signature is required to authorize release of your transcripts in accordance with FERPA of 1974. Please refer to our Transcript Requests Page to learn more about how you can request a transcript.
In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, your signature is required to authorize the release of your transcripts.