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 2 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 & Alumni (2000-present)

All Transcript Requests must be submitted online via Cardinal Station. Failure to submit your request via Cardinal Station will result in significant delay in processing.

Processing options:

  • Immediate Processing - Your transcript request will be processed within 2 to 3 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.
  • Hold for Pick Up - Your transcript will be held for pick up for 30 days in the Office of Enrollment Services.
  • Form(s) to Accompany Transcript - Your transcript request will remain in our queue until you submit additional forms that you witsh to have included in the transcript envelope.

Current Students:

  • To access the online transcript request form, select the Transcript: Request Official option from the drop-down menu in the Academics Section of the Cardinal Station Student Center.

Alumni (2000 to present)

  • Requests must be submitted online via Cardinal Station.  The processing options are the same as listed above; however, 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 Cardinal Station password but still recall your user ID and student ID number, visit https://computing.cua.edu/password/index.cfm to reset your password.
  • If you have forgotten your Cardinal Station user ID and password, contact Enrollment Services at 202-319-5300 or cua-enrollmentservices@cua.edu. 

Alumni (attended prior to 2000)

Transcripts can be requested by filling out the CUA Transcript Request Form and emailing as an attachment to cua-transcripts@cua.edu.  Your signature is required on this form. Your transcript will be processed within 2 to 7 business days.

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

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 2 to 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.