Registrar
Transcript Request

Ferris State University academic transcripts are complete records of enrollment and include undergraduate, graduate, and professional coursework.

How to obtain your Official Academic Transcript:

Ferris State University has partnered with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to provide the service of secure online ordering. Safe, fast, and easy-it is the most efficient way to order your official transcript.

Transcripts can be ordered online, 24/7 through the National Student Clearinghouse. The site will walk you through placing your order, including delivery options and fees. With a valid credit card, you can order multiple transcripts to be sent to various recipients. Your card will only be charged after your order has been completed. All charges are non-refundable. Order updates are available via text message and email.

All students who have attended since 1990 will have a MyFSU account where they can login and order transcripts.  If you require assistance with sign-on, or re-activating your MyFSU account, please contact the Technology Assistance Center (TAC) at 877-779-4822. Once logged in, select the Student tab and click the My Records icon. You will want to select the Transcripts and Enrollment Verification link from the left hand side, under Grades & Transcripts. This will take you directly to the NSC, where you can enter your online request for transcripts from Ferris State University.

Former students can also request transcripts online by going directly to the National Student Clearinghouse. If you need help or have questions about the NSC transcript ordering service, contact them via email at service@studentclearinghouse.org or by phone at 703-742-7791.

Special Options:

  • Hold for Grades: Your transcript will be processed after all final grades for the selected semester are available.
  • Hold for Degree: Your transcript will be processed after your selected degree is posted. 
  • Hold for Pick-Up: Your transcript will be at the Timme Center for Student Services in Big Rapids. You need to present a valid picture ID (Driver's License or Ferris ID) for pick-up.

Other Considerations:

  • Transcripts cost $5 per copy. There is a $2.25 fee for online orders through the NSC. Shipping fees vary, based on delivery selection.
  • Transcripts will be released only when all financial obligations to Ferris State University have been met.
  • Transcripts issued directly to the student may not be considered official by other institutions.
  • Ferris State University does not fax transcripts.
  • No paper transcripts are processed on days when Ferris is closed - weekends, holidays and the time between Christmas and New Year's. Electronic delivery options are always available, without delay, when you order online through the NSC.


Transcript Delivery Options and Fee Totals:

Ordered Online-Delivered by Electronic PDF: $9

This service is only available to students who have attended Ferris in 1990 or later. A secure link is delivered to the recipient’s email address within an hour. It is the responsibility of the transcript requestor to verify that the recipient will accept delivery of an Electronic PDF transcript. Electronic transcripts are available (maximum of 3 downloads per transcript) for 30 days from the date of issue.

Ordered Online-Delivered by Electronic Transcript Exchange: $7.25

The secure NSC Electronic Transcript Exchange (ETX) is only available if the recipient participates in this service. If the recipient participates, this will be the only option available for the delivery method. If the recipient does not participate, this option is not available.

Ordered Online-Delivered by Mail or Pick-Up at the Timme Center for Student Services in Big Rapids: $7.25 (additional charge for expedited delivery options)

Transcripts delivered by mail are sent first class U.S. mail and regular processing time is within two business days of receiving your request. To expedite delivery you may choose Fed Ex Overnight service (additional $30 – cannot deliver to PO Boxes), or Postal Express for one to two day delivery service (additional $20). Expedited orders received after 12pm (noon) EST or on weekends or holidays will be mailed the following business day.

Ordered with Transcript Request Form by Mail or In-Person at the Timme Center for Student Services in Big Rapids: $5 (additional charge for expedited delivery options)

Transcripts are delivered by mail and are sent first class U.S. mail.  Regular processing time is within two business days of receiving your request. Expedited options include rush service (additional $5) to have your transcript mailed the same day, or to take with you if ordering in person; Fed Ex Overnight service (additional $30 – cannot deliver to PO Boxes); and Postal Express for one to two day delivery service (additional $20).  Expedited orders received after 12pm (noon) EST will be mailed the following business day. 

How to obtain your Unofficial Academic Transcript:

Unofficial transcripts are available at no cost and are intended for personal use and reference; they do not contain the Ferris seal, address, or the Registrar’s signature. We will not send unofficial transcripts directly to third parties.

If you have been a student since 1990 you may print your own Unofficial Academic Transcript on MyFSU. If you require assistance with sign-on, or re-activating your MyFSU account, please contact the Technology Assistance Center (TAC) at 877-779-4822.

Former Students: With a valid picture ID, you can obtain a copy of your unofficial transcript at the Student Service Counter in the Timme Center for Student Services in Big Rapids, or at an off-campus site (Flint, Traverse City, or Grand Rapids).

For further assistance, contact us via email at registrar@ferris.edu or by phone at 800-433-7747 or 231-591-2792.