Following the guidelines of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, your Boston University transcript provides a comprehensive academic record that reflects all BU academic coursework completed, degrees awarded, and credit earned by examination, as well as credit for courses that were transferred from other institutions.
View Grades & GPA for an explanation of BU’s grading scale; grades for courses taken at other institutions are not listed on your BU transcript, and are provided by the institution at which those courses were completed. Grades for courses taken at other institutions are not calculated into a student’s Boston University GPA.
Boston University transcripts include a cumulative GPA reflective of a student’s entire academic record. A BU transcript cannot be separated to exclusively display either undergraduate or graduate work. It can also not be amended to display a major GPA or a cumulative GPA excluding non-degree coursework.
Transcripts will not be released if there is outstanding financial obligation to the University.
Official transcripts for all schools (except LAW, MED/MD program, and SDM) are produced by the Office of the University Registrar, and can only be requested by the student of record (requests from any third party will not be accepted). Transcripts for GMS students are produced by the Office of the University Registrar.
Official transcripts may be ordered online for electronic or paper delivery through Parchment, BU’s transcript partner.
Electronic Delivery (eTranscripts)
Official eTranscripts can be delivered to any valid email address via secure certified PDF. The recipient is notified by email to download the PDF transcript from a secure website. You have the option of attaching files to the transcript order; you will need to upload electronic copies of any documents that need to be included with your order. eTranscripts are $8 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.
Official paper copies of 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 electronic copies of any documents that need to be included with your order. Transcripts are $8 per official copy and $1 per attachment, payable by credit card only. Please allow 1–2 business days for the processing of transcript requests.
In addition, there is a shipping cost based on method of delivery. Transcripts sent via standard mail to a U.S. destination cost $2. Transcripts sent via standard air mail to international destinations cost $3. Please be aware that standard shipping may take 7–10 days for delivery. Standard air mail delivery to international destinations (including Canada and Mexico) is 3–5 weeks.
Transcripts sent via our express carrier, FedEx, have an additional charge of $25 per address to destinations within the 50 United States, and $40 per address for international destinations (including all off-shore US territories).
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 time frame.
If you would prefer to pick up an official copy of your transcript, you may stop by our office and make the request in person; valid photo identification is required. In most cases, an official transcript can be produced immediately. It may, however, take as long as 48 hours to produce transcripts for students who attended Boston University prior to 1986. Transcripts are $8 per official copy, payable by cash, check, money order, or Credit/Debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express).
If planning to pick up your transcript in person, please do not place an order online in advance of coming to our office.
AMCAS Electronic Delivery (eTranscripts)
Boston University has now partnered with the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) to accept the electronic delivery of official Boston University transcripts. This option allows students to input their AAMC ID and AAMC Transcript ID numbers into our ordering system and submit their transcripts directly to AMCAS without having to upload an additional cover sheet.
To take advantage of this ordering option, you will need to select the eTranscript-AMCAS option after following the steps to create/login our transcript ordering page. eTranscript-AMCAS cost $8 per copy, payable online by credit card only.
eTranscripts-AMCAS are the preferred and quickest method in which Boston University students should submit their official transcript to AMCAS.
Sending Transcripts to Medical, Dental, or Law School Application Services
If you are applying to Medical or Dental School through one of the below listed organizations, please note that they typically require students to send an application form with their Boston University transcript. This attachment is a form that you’ll obtain directly through these organizations’ websites. For more information, contact these organizations directly.
Follow the same steps listed under Paper Delivery to send your transcript with this attachment.
Our express delivery provider, FedEx, does not deliver to P.O. Boxes. If electing to send your transcript and attachment to one of these organizations by express delivery, please make sure that you include their physical mailing address and not their commonly listed P.O. Box.
We recommend that you check with the transcript recipient to confirm they accept electronic transcript delivery.