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Request Transcripts

Official Transcripts

Please use the drawers below to reveal the options for Official Transcripts.

Current Student or Recent Graduate (Within Last Year)

There are three methods of delivery available to request your Montclair State University transcript through the National Student Clearinghouse.

  1. Electronic ProcessingA certified PDF document is sent within 24 hours to the email address you indicate. If you are notified of a hold the transcript will not be sent until the hold is released.
    • There is a $3.50 processing fee for the electronic delivery of your eTranscript to each recipient’s email address.
    • This electronic option is not available to students who attended the university prior to 1990. You must request a standard mail transcript.
    • Be sure that the recipient of the transcript will accept the electronically delivered official eTranscript.
    • You may submit up to three pages of accompanying documents that must be attached to your official eTranscripts. You will be presented the option of uploading those documents when placing your order. Please Note: Extra processing time is needed for additional documents included with your order.
    • If you are notified of a hold your eTranscripts will not be sent until the hold is resolved.
    • Please check NEST to determine if your grades have posted before submitting a request. Check to see if your degree has been posted on Degreeworks in the header box before requesting.
  2. Standard Mail – option 1

    An official transcript requested through the National Student Clearinghouse will be mailed via regular first class US Postal Service from our vendor within 72 hours of receipt (excluding Sundays). There is a $4.90 fee which includes $2.50 processing fee + 2.40 shipping and handling fee. Please Note:  This option is not available for transcripts of student prior to 1990.
  3. Standard Mail – option 2
    An official transcript requested through the National Student Clearinghouse will be mailed from Montclair State University via regular first class US Postal service within 7-10 business days. There is a $2.50 processing fee.You may also log into NEST for an official paper transcript to be mailed to the address you provide.
    • Select “Request Official Transcript” from your NEST homepage.
    • Please allow 7-10 business days to process an official paper copy of your transcript to be mailed.
    • There is no processing fee.
  4. Same Day Transcript RequestSame Day Requests are handled at Red Hawk Central, in-person only!
    • The processing fee is $30.00 for one (1) official paper transcript to be sent to one address, per request form. Payment is processed in-person with the Bursar’s Office at Red Hawk Central.
    • The Transcript Request Form must be submitted, in-person, for Same Day Requests.
  5. US Mail RequestsIf no electronic method works for you, please send a signed, dated transcript request containing your CWID or Social Security number to:Office of the Registrar
    1 Normal Ave
    Montclair, NJ 07043
    • Please be sure to indicate the dates of attendance and the mailing address to where you would like the transcript sent. There is no charge for this service option. Please allow 7-10 business days for processing.
    • You may also use the Transcript Request Form.

Please Note: All official transcripts bear the seal of the University and the signature of the Registrar and are printed on security paper. All official transcripts come in a sealed envelope and bear the seal of the university and the signature of the University Registrar. They are printed on secure paper. Once an official transcript has been opened by the student it is no longer considered official.

Former Student (Have Not Attended in Over a Year)

There are three methods of delivery available to request your Montclair State University transcript through the National Student Clearinghouse.

  1. Electronic ProcessingA certified PDF document is sent within 24 hours to the email address you indicate. If you are notified of a hold the transcript will not be sent until the hold is released.
    • There is a $3.50 processing fee for the electronic delivery of your eTranscript to each recipient’s email address.
    • This electronic option is not available to students who attended the university prior to 1990. You must request a standard mail transcript.
    • Be sure that the recipient of the transcript will accept the electronically delivered official eTranscript.
    • You may submit up to three pages of accompanying documents that must be attached to your official eTranscripts. You will be presented the option of uploading those documents when placing your order. Please Note: Extra processing time is needed for additional documents included with your order.
    • If you are notified of a hold your eTranscripts will not be sent until the hold is resolved.
    • Please check NEST to determine if your grades have posted before submitting a request. Check to see if your degree has been posted on Degreeworks in the header box before requesting.
  2. Standard Mail – option 1

    An official transcript requested through the National Student Clearinghouse will be mailed via regular first class US Postal Service from our vendor within 72 hours of receipt (excluding Sundays). There is a $4.90 fee which includes $2.50 processing fee + 2.40 shipping and handling fee. Please Note:  This option is not available for transcripts of student prior to 1990.
  3. Standard Mail – option 2
    An official transcript requested through the National Student Clearinghouse will be mailed from Montclair State University via regular first class US Postal service within 7-10 business days. There is a $2.50 processing fee.
  4. Same Day Transcript RequestSame Day Requests are handled at Red Hawk Central, in-person only!
    • The processing fee is $30.00 for one (1) official paper transcript to be sent to one address, per request form. Payment is processed in-person with the Bursar’s Office at Red Hawk Central.
    • The Transcript Request Form must be submitted, in-person, for Same Day Requests.
  5.  US Mail RequestsIf no electronic method works for you, please send a signed, dated transcript request containing your CWID or Social Security number to:Office of the Registrar
    1 Normal Ave
    Montclair, NJ 07043
    • Please be sure to indicate the dates of attendance and the mailing address to where you would like the transcript sent. There is no charge for this service option. Please allow 7-10 business days for processing.
    • You may also use the Transcript Request Form.

Please Note: All official transcripts bear the seal of the University and the signature of the Registrar and are printed on security paper. All official transcripts come in a sealed envelope and bear the seal of the university and the signature of the University Registrar. They are printed on secure paper. Once an official transcript has been opened by the student it is no longer considered official.

Unofficial Transcripts

Unofficial transcripts are available only to currently enrolled undergraduate students through NEST. Any transcripts requested through other means will be considered official until opened.

  • Log into NEST.
  • Navigate to the “Register for Classes” page.
  • Select the ‘Unofficial  Transcript’ link in the Registrar’s Office Tools portlet.