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Drake University Transcripts

Drake University issues only official transcripts.  Official transcripts do not display midterm grades, class schedules, or detailed transfer coursework.  We can send official electronic transcripts to any email address that is provided.  Hard copies are printed on security paper and do not require a hand-embossed University seal.

How do I order my Drake transcript?

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.

No orders will be accepted over the phone or via email.

Click here for detailed, step-by-step instructions.

How much does it cost to order a copy of my official transcript?

Effective July 1, 2022:

Each requested copy costs $10.00.  A single $2.50 surcharge will be added to all orders. A $5.00 surcharge will apply to transcripts sent internationally via standard mail.  Express shipping options are available at an additional charge.  Payment is due at the time that the request is processed.

If an unofficial copy would suffice, you can access an unofficial copy of your transcript using the My Unofficial Transcript link under the Student Records heading in MyDrake.  A valid Drake ID number and password is required.

How can I make my payment?

You must submit valid credit or debit card information at the time you submit your request.  Cash and checks are not accepted.

How long will this take?

Electronic transcript orders are typically fulfilled within the hour the are received.  Orders for mailed or express mail are processed the following business day and can take 2-3 weeks to be delivered.

Can my transcript be delivered electronically?

Yes, Drake is able to submit transcripts electronically.  Once the electronic transcript has been sent, Drake cannot retrieve your order to be resent.  Please ensure you have the recipient’s correct email address before requesting.  The electronic transcript is only available for download for 30 days.  If it is not retrieved before the 30th day, it will expire, and you will have to reorder a new transcript.

Can I request express delivery?

Yes, Drake University offers several express shipping options depending on the destination.  In addition to the transcript request fee, fees for express delivery are required to cover the cost of shipping.

Effective July 22, 2022

  • Express/United States - $39.00
  • Express/Canada & Mexico - $59.00
  • Express/International - $75.00

Can I request my transcript be sent via certified mail?

Yes, Drake University offers a certified mail transcript at a $12.00 surcharge. 

Can my transcript be faxed?

No.  If you wish to have your transcripts faxed, you will only be able to do so by ordering a physical or .pdf copy and faxing them yourself. 

Can I get a refund if my transcript is not received?

Drake is not responsible for items that get lost in the mail; therefore refunds will not be given for lost mail.  For electronic transcripts, Drake will not provide refunds for transcripts that are not retrieved.

Can I cancel my order?

If you ordered a transcript and want to cancel, the system is automatic and we are unable to cancel the order for you.  Once you have submitted your order there are no cancellations.  You will be charged for the order and there are no refunds.  

Can I have my unofficial transcript?

Drake University issues only official transcripts.  Current students may retrieve an unofficial copy of their transcript in Self Service.  Former students may retrieve an unofficial copy of their transcript through Self Service following the step-by-step instructions here.

What if I have a hold on my record?

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).

Can my transcript request be delayed until my semester grades or degree information has been recorded?

No.  Students are encouraged to check their unofficial transcript on Self Service prior to requesting a transcript.  All transcripts will be sent immediately with current information at the time they are ordered.

I am a current student and have credits that I'd like to transfer to Drake from another institution. Where should I have them sent?

Current students: Send your non-Drake transcripts to

Drake University
Office of the Registrar
2507 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311


Email to

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.

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