If you are enrolled in a term that is in session, you qualify as a current student. Students have 60 days past their last registered term to request printed copies of their transcript at no charge. If you are no longer enrolled after those 60 days, charges would apply.

Electronic transcripts ordered through Parchment will be automatically sent unless they contain records prior to August 1988 or have a hold. Please allow 5-7 business days for mailed transcripts.

University holds due to outstanding balances do not affect a student's access to their transcript.

We recommend ordering electronic transcripts as those are automated and will be sent the same business day (sometimes within minutes).  Most recipients prefer electronic transcripts. If a printed transcript is required expedited orders must be placed through Parchment (include hyperlink) and will cost $56 total ($44 for shipping, $12 for each transcript).

Former Students:  All grades and degrees earned are posted to transcripts within 4-6 weeks of your last semester.

Current Students:  Grades for the current semester are posted to transcripts by the Thursday following Final Exam week.  Degrees take up to 6 weeks to confirm after the last day of the term. Please check your Degree Works to make sure your degree has been awarded before ordering your transcript.  Commencement does not indicate that a degree has been confirmed and posted to transcripts.


  1. Electronic - You can receive your transcript as a PDF file via a secure online platform provided by Parchment (include hyperlink).  Electronic transcripts are official if sent directly to the recipient. This is what most recipients prefer and is the fastest option.
  2. Mail - You can also order a printed transcript to be mailed. Mailed transcripts are delivered via the United States Postal Service.  Please allow 5-7 business days for delivery.
  3. Overnight delivery - If you require a printed transcript with expedited handling, we offer overnight services. In addition to the $12 transcript fee, there is a $44 fee for expedited service. Overnight deliveries are sent through FedEx and cannot be delivered to a PO box or out of the country.

Yes! However, if you attended Ball State prior to 1988, please be patient as your transcript order may take more time to process.

We can do that! Most attachments are not necessary if you order an electronic transcript. If you do need to send an attachment, place your order through Parchment and you will have the option to upload that attachment during the order. 

Possibly. Please contact us via transcripts@bsu.edu and let us know what the issue is. We will do our best to assist.  

No. You cannot edit orders once they are submitted for processing.

The link to the PDF needs to be accessed within 30 days from the order.  Once the transcript is downloaded it does not expire.

It is possible. Please save a copy of the PDF transcript. This saved copy can be uploaded to applications.

Unfortunately, we cannot refund the cost of a transcript due to the recipient either not opening or not being able to open an electronic transcript. We recommend you first check with the recipient before ordering an electronic copy to make sure it's safe to send.

Please email us if there is any question about the contents of your transcript.