Transcript FAQs

Ordering Transcripts

Why should I order my transcript through DukeHub?

Requests submitted through DukeHub are processed twice every business day, and the status of any DukeHub request can be monitored there under Transcript Request History. Unofficial transcripts can also be ordered through DukeHub and are available for immediate download at any time.


If I no longer have access to DukeHub, how should I order my transcript?

Submit your request using our Transcript Request Form.

The form is reCAPTCHA enabled, which means that first-time users must answer an image or audio puzzle (see example below) before submitting their request. If you encounter issues submitting the form (for example, ERROR: The security code does not match), make sure you have selected all images that meet the requirement before clicking Verify.

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Yes, Duke does offer electronic transcripts. Electronic transcripts are available only to students who were enrolled in 2000 or later.

Electronic transcripts are delivered via eScrip-Safe. Once your request has been processed, the recipient of your transcript will receive an email from eScrip-Safe (not Duke University) that includes a secure link to access and download the transcript as a PDF. If the inbox notification cannot be found, make sure to check any spam or junk folders. The subject line of the email will say, "Duke University has sent you an official electronic transcript."

At this time, unofficial transcripts are available only to current Duke students. This unofficial transcript can be ordered in the Forms & Requests section of DukeHub. For complete instructions, please see this guide.

Transcripts ordered via DukeHub will be processed within one business day.

Transcripts ordered through the Registrar's Office will be processed within 3 business days.

We offer next-business-day delivery (domestic) and 2-3 business day delivery (international) available through FedEx.

To use expedited delivery, you must purchase a shipping label from before ordering your transcript. For assistance using FedEx as your delivery option, please see this guide.

NOTE: Our previous instructions for using FedEx have been revised. All FedEx requests must use the sender's home address; if the FedEx label has the address of the Office of the University Registrar, the request will not be processed.

Once your label has been purchased, complete the Transcript Request Form with FedEx chosen as your delivery option, and upload your label in the FedEx Shipping Label section of the form:

Requests received after 2:00 p.m. EST are subject to being processed the following business day.


Understanding Your Transcript

Each Duke institution publishes an annual bulletin, which includes a complete course catalog for that academic year.

For current publications, click here.
For archived bulletins, go to the current bulletin page for the appropriate Duke school and look under Archived Bulletins.

For a complete key to symbols used on a Duke University transcript, see our transcript guide. The guide also offers grading standards for each Duke institution.

The following sentence appears at the top of Duke's transcript guide, which is included with any transcript:

One semester-course credit unit is equivalent to four semester hours.


Other Transcript Questions

If you are sending your Duke transcript to an organization or application service such as LSAC (Law School Admission Council), AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service), or a similar group, you will need to include that organization's transcript form in your request.

Select Electronic PDF as your Delivery Option (the preferred method for sending transcripts to these organizations), use the organization title in both recipient name and address fields, and upload your additional document(s) in the Additional Attachment(s) section of the Transcript Request Form:

Your Duke University transcript will include a record of classes taken while abroad (designated transfer credit), but Duke does not issue transcripts on behalf of any affiliated institutions or organizations.

To receive an official transcript of your classes taken while abroad, you must contact the institution or organization that you attended and follow their policy for requesting transcripts. If you need help getting in touch with your institution or organization, contact the Global Education Office.

Duke does not release any documentation submitted from another source as part of your student record. Contact the original source of the transcript/test scores to receive a copy of your record/results.

If you participated in Duke University’s Continuing Studies program, call their office (919-684-6259) to request your transcript. There is a $10 fee per copy. For more information, visit the Continuing Studies website or contact

Duke University neither issues transcripts for nor retains records of classes taken through Duke TIP or Watts School of Nursing. For help retrieving your record from one of these programs, please contact the organization directly.

Duke TIP
Watts School of Nursing