Transcript FAQ

What is the cost of a transcript?

PDF Transcripts (payable by credit/debit card) = $5.55 per transcript.

Online orders for mail delivery (payable by credit/debit card) = $7.85 per transcript

Online orders for office pick-up or campus mail (payable by credit/debit card) = $5.55 per transcript

Walk-in request (payable by check) = $10.00 per transcript.  
The request MUST contain a signed and dated release from the student.


Expedited Delivery Options/Charges

**P.O. Box address will NOT be accepted by FedEx**

Continental US Fee= $23.00 (plus $2.30 per transcript)

Alaska and Hawaii = $30.00 (plus $2.30 per transcript)

International Fee = $53.00 (plus $2.30 per transcript)

Please note there is a Maximum 5 transcripts per address for all Expedited Delivery Orders.

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Why is Villanova University charging me for my transcripts?

  • 24/7 access to ordering site.   Current and former students may submit a request from any computer connected to the internet anywhere in the world, regardless of dates of attendance.  Requests are authenticated through the student portal or through signature authentication.   There is no longer a need to send in a written request for transcript.
  • Improved tracking service. Order updates are emailed to students, and can be sent via text if the student elects notification by text. Order status and order history can be checked on-line at anytime.
  • Electronic Delivery options. Current and former students, with first attendance since September 1984 (non-credit students since 1999), have the option to select electronic delivery of transcripts by providing a valid recipient email address or selecting from a database of network recipients.  Electronic delivery is recommended.   This enables Villanova to electronically deliver transcripts in a safe, secure and efficient manner to students and student designated recipients such as Universities and Colleges, employers, etc., in accordance with the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (FERPA).    Students selecting electronic delivery will receive an email notification indicating the delivery of the student’s official academic transcript to the student designated recipient.   Once the student designated recipient receives the official academic transcript, the student will receive a second email notification regarding the delivery of the transcript.

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What are my delivery options?


E-Transcripts are avialable to students:

  • Who attended since September 1984
  • College of Professional Studies (CPS) to non-credit on campus students with attendance since January 1999
E-Transcripts are delivered from Credentials Solutions


Mail your transcript 

Transcripts are normally mailed directly to the person, school, or company you indicated. Please fill in the appropriate mailing address. Remember to include the specific recipient and department when sending transcripts to a large institution, such as another University.

Transcripts ordered for delivery to a Villanova campus address will be delivered via Villanova campus mail.  Please indicate the name of the recipient and department or office when addressing to a Villanova campus address. 

Express Domestic or International FedEx Delivery Requests must be received by 3:00 PM on business days in order to be processed for express delivery. A confirmation will be sent when your request has been processed.  A maximum of 5 transcripts per address can be ordered per request.  P.O. Box addresses will NOT be accepted by FedEX.

Pick up your transcript Transcripts may be picked up by the student/former student in the Office of the Registrar or College of Professional Studies one to two business days after receipt of the request. A photo I.D. is required.  
Transcripts cannot be picked up by anyone other than the student.

Faxing or emailing your transcript  Villanova University will not, under any circumstances, send transcripts via fax or email.  Please select electronic delivery if you wish to have an official transcript sent electronically and you have attended Villanova since September 1984 (main campus degree students) or January 1999 (on campus non-credit students).  See the FAQ on electronic transcripts for more information.

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What if I’d like an unofficial transcript?

  • All transcripts released by Villanova, both paper and electronic, are official and may be verified by the Office of the Registrar or College of Professional Studies.  
  • No unofficial transcripts will be issued.
  • Current Students and recent alumni may view their unofficial academic transcript online via their myNOVA or NOVASIS accounts.

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How are electronic transcripts delivered and verified?

  • The content of the official transcript is converted into a PDF document and delivered to the recipient by Credentials Solutions, the authorized delivery agent selected by the University.
  • This is the most secure and the quickest method to deliver an official transcript.
  • E-transcript requests are processed 24 hours/day, 7 days/week (except for major holidays). Once processed, the e-transcript is immediately sent to the designated recipient.
  • E-transcripts will be sent once the order has been successfully completed within 24 business hours.

When the e-transcript has been released by the Office of the Registrar or College of Professional Studies, the transcript recipient will receive an email containing a secure link to access the official e-transcript and a separate email with a password confirm their access and download the transcript. The email will be sent by “Credentials Solutions.” Recipients who seem not to have received the e-transcript should check their spam folder to make sure the email was not intercepted by their spam filter. The recipient will have 40 days to view the official transcript. If not viewed during that period, another e-transcript must be requested by the student. Once viewed by the recipient, the transcript will remain available for 48 hours before being deleted from the Credentials Solutions server.

Students provide their email address when ordering official e-transcripts. Then, as an added benefit of the e-transcript service, the students will receive two notification emails: one when the e-transcript has been sent and another when the e-transcript has been opened by the recipient. Both emails will be sent by “Credentials Solutions.” If the first email notification is not received within one business day, make sure the notification was not intercepted by a spam filter.

Although the University provides official electronic transcripts, some recipients may require official paper transcripts. Confirm that the recipient accepts official electronic transcripts prior to submitting the official electronic transcript request.

Saving Official Electronic Transcripts

The recipient has 40 days to view the e-transcript, but once viewed, the transcript will remain available for only 48 hours on the Credentials, Inc. server. If a saved copy is necessary, a recipient can download the transcript and save a copy.

No matter which storage method is used, the recipient must make sure the document is secure and FERPA guidelines are followed.


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More transcript information

Processing Time
Paper transcript orders are processed as quickly as possible and normally leave the Office of the Registrar within two business days of receiving the order. At the end of the semester, orders may require more time due to the volume of requests normally received.

Miscellaneous Information
All financial, disciplinary and registrar obligations (i.e., Transcript Holds) must be cleared before any transcript request will be honored.

The University issues academic transcripts only for academic work completed at Villanova University. Requests for transcripts of courses taken at other institutions must be directed to those institutions, including international institutions where study-abroad work was completed and credits transferred to Villanova.

Evaluative information such as courses completed, grades earned, etc. cannot be issued to an outside party unless the student/former student has given the Registrar written permission to release this information to that party. The Registrar may, however, disclose "directory information" as allowed under The Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) without special permission. A list of the directory information can be reviewed at the Disclosure of Student Records web page.

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Contact Us

Office of the Registrar
Kennedy Hall, 2nd Floor
Phone: 610.519.4030
Fax: 610.519.4033
Meet Our Staff


May 2020 Graduates

The official conferral date for degrees awarded for Spring 2020 semester is May 31st, 2020. Posting of degrees will be completed by early June. Students will receive an email notification once their degrees have been officially posted to their records.

Changes to the Fall 2020 Academic Calendar

Fall 2020 registration and access to Fall course information will be temporarily suspended effective July 9th through July 26th in order to process changes to the Fall 2020 Academic Calendar, moving the standard meeting times to provide longer passing periods between classes, and rescheduling classes into spaces which accommodate University-approved social distancing protocols.

Further information can be found here.

* Spring 2020 Enrollment Report.pdf
Includes Spring Semesters 2017 - 2020 and summarizes by type, college, major, class and credit hours.
* Fall 2019 Enrollment Report.pdf
Includes Fall Semesters 2016 - 2019 and summarizes by type, college, major, class and credit hours.