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. 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 "Official Transcript Request" link under the Student Records heading in myDrake. By logging into myDrake, students' identities are validate, 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 $5 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 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.
Credit card or debit card. You must submit valid credit or debit 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.
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.
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.
To ensure your order will be sent via UPS Next Day Air or Express, please order before noon. Note: you might receive an automatically-generated email when Drake receives the order; this does not ensure that UPS has received the transcript for delivery.
For an additional fee, Drake can fax official transcripts. However, Drake encourages students to send their transcripts via electronic delivery. Electronic transcripts more legible, and generally more widely considered as official. Also, the process seamlessly delivers the transcript directly to the recipient. Once the fax goes through we will place your transcript in the mail. We will not mail it until the fax goes through or you tell us otherwise. Substitute fax numbers and/addresses will be processed only with a new order. We will mail the transcript within one business day, even if all attempts to fax the transcript are unsuccessful. 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 $5.
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. You should get an email as soon as your transcript has printed. If you get your email before 2:00pm the next day, to ensure it is ready, you may want to call the Office of the Registar (515-271-2025). This will confirm that the Registrar's Office has prepared your transcript for pickup.
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 Office of the Registrar at the time the transcript request is made.
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.
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.
Drake University issues only official transcripts. Current and previous students can access an unofficial copy of their transcript using the My Unofficial Transcript link under the Student Records heading in myDrake.. A valid Drake ID number (not a social security number) is required to access myDrake. 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 which semester or degree you are holding the transcript. You can only hold for grades for the semesters which you are registered. If the system does not let you hold for grades, you still need to register for that semesters classes.
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. The Drake courses that appear on your unofficial transcript will appear on your official transcript. It will not show your current schedule, midterm grades, anticipated degree, majors/minors (unless you have graduated), or your transfer courses, only transfer credit.
You need a valid Drake ID number (a social security number will not suffice) and password to access myDrake. If you do not know your Drake ID number or have difficulty logging in to myDrake, contact Drake's Support Center for assistance.
If you think one or more of your courses are missing from your unofficial transcript, contact our Continuing Education and Professional Development staff.
Current students: Send your non-Drake transcripts to
Office of the Registrar
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.