The Catholic University of America

 Transcript Requests

An official Catholic University of America transcript is a complete record of a student’s enrollment at the University, including all undergraduate, graduate, and professional courses. Partial transcripts are not available.

  • There is no charge for transcripts.
  • Transcripts will not be released if any fees are owed to the university.
  • Transcript requests are processed within 5 to 7 business days.
  • Transcripts cannot be faxed under any circumstances.
  • Transcripts are mailed via United States Postal Service First Class Mail. See the below Express Mailing section for overnight delivery options.
  • Transcripts held for in-office pick-up that are not retrieved within 30 days will be destroyed.

Current Students

Requests should be submitted online via Cardinal Station.  To access the online transcript request form, select Student Center from the left-hand menu and then select the Transcript: Request Official option from the drop-down menu in the Academics section.  

Processing options:

  • Immediate Processing - Your transcript request will be processed within 5 to 7 business days.
  • Degree Confer Date - Your transcript request will be processed once your degree has been conferred.
  • Grade Posting - Your transcript request will be processed once grades have been posted for the current semester.

Alumni (2000 to present)

Requests should be submitted online via Cardinal Station.  To access the online transcript request form, select the following options from the left-hand menu in the order listed: Self Service Academic Records Request Official Transcript.  If you have forgotten your username or password, or need assistance navigating Cardinal Station, contact the Information Center at 202-319-4357 or info-center@cua.edu

Alumni (attended prior to 2000)

Transcripts can be requested by filling out the CUA Transcript Request Form and mailing, faxing, or emailing as an attachment to the Office of Enrollment Services.  Your signature is required on this form.

Current students and alumni from 2000 to the present should submit their transcript request online via Cardinal Station by following the instructions in the above sections.

Requests can also be submitted online through the National Student Clearinghouse.  The Clearinghouse charges a $2.25 convenience fee per recipient when this service is used.  The Clearinghouse's transcript ordering website will guide you through placing your request, including delivery options and fees.  You may request as many transcripts as you like in a single session.  If you have questions about the Clearinghouse's transcript ordering service, call 703-742-7791 or email transcripts@studentclearinghouse.org

Express Mailing

To request overnight delivery service, you may place your request online through our secure vendor, the National Student Clearinghouse (www.studentclearinghouse.org).  In addition to the charges for express mailing, the Clearinghouse charges a $2.25 convenience fee per recipient when this service is used.  Please note: the FedEx option provides express mailing, but it does not provide express processing. The transcript will still take 5-7 business days to process.

The Clearinghouse's transcript ordering website will guide you through placing your request, including delivery options and fees. You may request as many transcripts as you like in a single session. If you have questions about the Clearinghouse’s transcript ordering service, call 703-742-7791 or email transcripts@studentclearinghouse.org

Transcript Authentication

Information on transcript authentication is available at http://enrollmentservices.cua.edu/Registration-and-Records/documentauthentication.cfm.