After order receipt, a paper transcript can be issued in three working days or an electronic one in 24 hours. Final transcripts that include a graduation date are available six weeks after term end.
Grades for completed terms are processed immediately following the conclusion of final examinations. Complete academic transcripts are available approximately two weeks after the last day of the term.
The minimum standard time required for the Registrar’s Office to process and issue a paper academic transcript, for both registered and former students, is three working days after an order is submitted online or received in the mail. The minimum standard time to process and issue an electronic (PDF) transcript is 24 hours.
Delivery time depends on the delivery service selected. Expedited service—paper processing within 24 hours, electronic (PDF) processing within 30 minutes—is available for an additional fee per addressee.
Due to COVID-19-related safer-at-home orders, standard processing time for paper transcript services is two weeks (not including delivery time). Expedited processing and in-person services are not available.
Transcripts can be faxed for a fee per fax number called. Faxed transcripts are generally not considered official, and the University cannot ensure confidentiality for any faxed documents.
For graduating students, academic transcripts with the graduation date included are available approximately six weeks after the end of the final term.
Early Degree Verification
Students who need proof of graduation earlier than six weeks after the term ends can request an early Certificate of Completion.
Before Registrar’s Office degree auditors can verify degree award for the current term, they must have all relevant documentation. This includes final grades, departmental approval of courses applied toward major requirements, and transcripts of advanced-standing work at other institutions with associated evaluation of credit toward UCLA degree requirements. Under normal circumstances, the earliest this information is available is three weeks after the last day of the term.
There is no fee for an early certificate of completion. A special degree-processing fee may apply if special action must be taken to verify grades, expedite transfer credit evaluation, or obtain other documentation necessary to clear degree requirements. The fee is charged to the BruinBill account.
A certificate may not be released if the student has outstanding financial obligations to the University. Check the student record on MyUCLA for outstanding holds.
Special Degree Services
A student who needs special degree-related services, such as early posting of degree or special letters, can request them using a Special Degree Services Request form. This form should NOT be used for any services that are already available through MyUCLA or for which a specific form already exists.
When describing the special request, the student should be as specific as possible and attach additional sheets to the form if needed. If the request can be satisfied, a special degree-processing fee is charged to the BruinBill account.
Submit either request only after final grades have been posted on MyUCLA. Submit either completed form in person or by mail to the Registrar’s Office student service windows. Requests may also be faxed to 310-206-4520.
In compliance with COVID-19-related safer-at-home orders, Registrar forms cannot be accepted in person at this time. If the service is not available online, send the form by e-mail instead. Contact Registrar’s Office units by e-mail or through the MyUCLA Message Center with questions: Certificate of Completion or Special Degree Services.