Ordering Transcripts

Boston University School of Law has partnered with Parchment, one of the industry leaders in education credentials technology, to offer online transcript ordering and electronic transcript delivery.

Phase one of our implementation began March 6, 2015. During phase one, former students and alumni should establish an account with Parchment to request electronic or official printed transcripts. A link to the Parchment site is included below.

Phase two will require all alumni, former and current students to submit requests for electronic transcripts via Parchment. We encourage requests for official printed transcripts to be submitted via Parchment as well. When phase two commences, we will no longer accept e-mail or fax requests for official transcripts. In person orders (payable by cash or check) and mail orders (payable by check) will continue to be accepted. Details with instructions will be provided to current students over the summer. .

Electronic transcripts (eTranscripts)
Official electronic transcripts are delivered to any valid email address via secure certified PDF. The recipient is notified by email to download the electronic PDF transcript from a secure web site. You have the option of attaching files to the transcript order; you will need to upload with your order an electronic version of the document that needs to be included. Electronic transcripts are $4 per official copy, payable by credit card only. Before selecting this option, it is recommended that you check with the transcript recipient to confirm they accept electronic transcript delivery.

Paper delivery
Official printed paper transcripts may also be ordered online for delivery by USPS first class mail or express shipping. You have the option of attaching files to the transcript order, which will be enclosed with your mailed transcript; you will need to upload with your order an electronic version of the document that needs to be included. Printed transcripts are $6 per official copy and $1 per attachment, payable by credit card only.

Express Shipping
If you would like to have your transcripts sent via our express carrier, FedEx, there is an additional charge of $21 per address to destinations in the continental United States and $55 per address for international destinations. Please allow 1-2 business days for the processing of transcript requests. FedEx does not deliver to P.O. Boxes. For packages shipped by FedEx to international addresses, we use international priority shipping. Please contact FedEx for an estimated delivery timeframe.

Unofficial Transcripts
During phase one we will continue to provide unofficial transcripts at no cost to individuals who visit the Registrar’s Office or submit a written request via mail, e-mail or fax. A photo I.D. must be shown in order to pick up a transcript in person. Please be sure to include the following information in your signed request:

  • Full name, including any former names
  • Telephone number where we may contact you regarding your request
  • Signature
  • Boston University I.D. number or Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Dates of attendance
  • Degree program
  • Degree awarded, if any
  • Date of graduation
  • Number of transcripts (maximum of ten per request)
  • Is this a request for an official or unofficial transcript? (Please note that faxed transcripts are not official. Requests for official transcripts will be accepted via e-mail/fax for current students only during phase one. During phase two we will no longer accept transcript requests via e-mail or fax)
  • Address or fax number to which transcript should be sent

Processing Times:
Requests for transcripts received by mail are usually processed within two working days. We anticipate requests received via Parchment will be processed within one working day. When faxing a request, we recommend you contact our office to confirm its receipt. Faxed requests are usually processed within one working day. Requests made in person are usually processed within two hours.

An outstanding financial obligation to Boston University will prohibit us from releasing a transcript.

  • Both official and unofficial transcripts contain all academic information about a student, such as classes, grades, and Grade Point Average (GPA). Grades will appear for semesters in which a student is officially registered.
  • Printed official transcripts include the signature of the School of Law Registrar and the Boston University seal. (Students who require an official transcript in a sealed envelope to provide to a third party must specify this in their transcript request.)
  • Unofficial transcripts carry the same information as the official transcript but do not have the University seal or the Registrar's signature. (They are stamped unofficial.) You may reproduce unofficial transcripts.

How to reach us:

Boston University School of Law
Registrar’s Office
765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-353-3115
Fax: 617-353-7400
E-mail: lawreg@bu.edu

Parchment Account Set-up:
Use this link to create an account at the BU Law storefront on the Parchment site. Graduates from other non-law BU programs must log-in via the Student Link to request their non-law transcript.

Ordering Replacement Diplomas

All requests for diplomas are handled by the University Registrar’s Office. You may contact their Diploma Office at 617-353-3604 or via e-mail to diploma@bu.edu.