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Office of the Registrar


Online Transcript Ordering

Welcome to St. Ambrose University Online Transcript Ordering!

All outstanding financial obligations must be taken care of before official transcript copies can be issued.

Please click on Order/Track Transcript to go to the National Student Clearinghouse web site. A valid Social Security Number (or St. Ambrose University ID number) and a signed consent form will be required.


  • The St/St. institutions are in a different alphabetical order on the National Student Clearinghouse website. If you click on the drop down menu and type ST., St. Ambrose will immediately come up.
  • Processing time will be within 2 business days of the request. Depending upon the time of year and request volume, individual requests may take more time to be processed.
  • IMPORTANT! If you attended prior to 1987, please contact the Office of the Registrar; if you don't, this may cause a delay in processing.

Transcript Processing Options:

  • Now - Transcripts will include all grades/classes as of the day your request is processed.
  • Hold for Grades - Transcripts will not be processed until all grades for the active term have been submitted.
  • Hold for Degree - Transcripts will not be processed until degree is posted.

Transcript Delivery Options:

  • Mail - Transcripts will be sent via USPS after the request is processed.
    • The USPS determines how long it take for the transcript to reach its destination.
  • Email - After the request is processed, your transcript will be electronically mailed to the recipient you have provided. Make sure your intended recipient accepts electronic PDF transcripts.
    • PDF transcript links expire in 30 days from the date received.
    • Once accessed, downloaded PDF transcript copies expire in 180 days (6 months). After that time frame, a note will come up that the transcript has expired.
  • Hold for Pick-Up - An e-mail notification is automatically generated when a transcript is ordered. Please allow 24 hours after you receive a notification e-mail to pick up your transcript.
    • You may pick up transcripts in the Office of the Registrar, 1st Floor, Ambrose Hall, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:30pm.
    • A valid photo ID is REQUIRED for pick-up.

Additional Documents:
You may attach 3 additional PDF documents to your transcript order. Make sure that it's clear and legible; SAU does not assume any liability regarding the print quality of your document.

Need Help?
If you need help ordering or retrieving your electronic transcript, contact the Clearinghouse at 703-742-4200 or

If you have any further questions, please contact the Office of the Registrar at