Drake University issues only official transcripts. The document includes all Drake courses and accepted transfer credits. It is printed on security paper and does not require a hand-embossed University seal. Upon request, transcripts can be placed in a sealed envelope with a hand-embossed University seal on the outside.
Current and former students must order their official Drake University transcripts online via the National Student Clearinghouse. Students may use this service 24 hours per day, and they may track the progress of their order.
Current students may use the "Order Official Copy" link on the Student Services tab in Blueview. By logging into Blueview, students' identities are validated. Therefore, no signed consent form is required.
Former students may use the Order/Track Transcript link on the National Student Clearinghouse web site. A valid Social Security Number (or Drake University ID number) and a signed consent form will be required.
Each requested copy costs $5. A single $2.25 surcharge will be added to all orders. Drake can fax a copy for an additional $1 or deliver the transcript via UPS next-day-air at an additional fee. Payment is due at the time that the request is processed.
If an unofficial copy would suffice, you can access one via our student web portal, called blueVIEW. A valid Drake ID number and password is required.
Credit card. You must submit valid credit card information at the time you submit your request. Cash and checks are not accepted.
Requests typically can be processed within 1-2 business days upon receipt of request. During peak times, such as at the beginning and end of a semester, please allow 3-5 business days of processing time.
Requests will be processed during fall and spring break; however, due to staff limitations, such requests may take 3-5 business days to process. The university typically is closed for business between the end of the fall semester and the first week of January. Check the university academic calendar for specific semester and holiday dates.
Upon request, transcripts can be sent overnight via UPS only. Express delivery cannot be made to a P.O. box. In addition to the transcript request fee, fees for express delivery are required to cover the cost of shipping.
Express delivery options can be made with the appropriate check box on the online request form.
Upon request, Drake can fax official transcripts. Be aware that the receiver may not consider a faxed copy to be an official document.
In addition to the transcript request fee, the fee to fax a transcript is $1.
Upon special request, students can pick up their transcripts after 2:00 p.m. the next business day in Old Main, Room 104. There is no additional charge for this service.
Due to federal privacy regulations, transcripts will be released only to the student to which the transcript belongs. Students who want a third party to retrieve their transcript must contact the Student Records Office in at the time the transcript request is made.
Drake University issues only official transcripts. Current and previous students can access an unofficial copy of their transcript via the Student Services tab in Blueview. A valid Drake ID number (not a social security number) is required to access Blueview. Students who do not know (or remember) their Drake ID number must contact the Drake Support Center.
Certain holds on students' records may restrict the release of their transcripts. Transcripts will not be released until the student has made satisfactory arrangements with the office that initiated the hold.
The National Student Clearinghouse will notify a student if an existing hold will prevent the release of his or her transcript. The student must resolve this matter by contacting the appropriate office(s).
Yes. On the online request form, please indicate this at the time of the request.
Occasionally extension education students complete their course work and earn a final grade before the end date of the term for which they are registered. Consequently, the corresponding transcript displays the "term in progress" phrase to indicate that the transcript was printed before the end of the semester. The phrase has nothing to do with the validity of the final grade and is displayed only to indicate that it was printed before the semester's end date.
The best way to do this is to log in to our student web portal, called blueVIEW, and access your unofficial transcript. What appears on your unofficial transcript will appear on your official transcript.
You need a valid Drake ID number (a social security number will not suffice) and password to access blueVIEW. If you do not know your Drake ID number or have difficulty logging in to blueVIEW, contact Drake's Support Center for assistance.
If you think one or more of your courses is missing from your unofficial transcript, contact our Continuing Education and Professional Development staff.
No. Drake does not have the ability to send official transcripts electronically.
Current students: Send your non-Drake transcripts to
Student Records Office
2507 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311
Prospective students: Send to the Office of Admission.
Note: Drake can accept official transcripts only if they are sent directly from the institution. Drake will not accept transcripts that are hand-delivered by the student.