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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 Information Technology Services 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 [email protected] or by phone at (703) 742-7791.

Order a Transcript

Transcript Attachment Options

You may request up to three documents be sent with your Ferris transcripts. These documents must be in pdf, doc, docx, or jpg formats, and upon review, we reserve the right not to include certain documents with your transcripts. We do not assume responsibility regarding the legibility of your document.

You may send the following documents (Max. 3):

  • Application forms required by recipient graduate/scholarship programs
  • Matching forms for application services, including: AACOMAS, OptomCAS, PharmCAS, PhorCAS, PTCAS, etc. 

No other documents will be sent with your transcript.

Transcript Delivery Options

Ordered Online-Delivered by Electronic PDF

A secure link is delivered to the recipient’s email address usually 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 for 30 days from the date of issue.

Ordered Online-Delivered by Electronic Transcript Exchange

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

Transcripts delivered by mail are sent first class U.S. mail. Express delivery is available.

Ordered by Mail-Delivered by Mail

Transcripts delivered by mail are sent first class U.S. mail and regular processing time is within two business days of receiving your request. Please note that any University closures or delay of operations may delay the processing time of these orders.

Written requests may be submitted to Ferris State University Transcript Request 1201 S. State St. CSS 201 Big Rapids, MI 49307. Include $5.00 for each transcript in the form of a check or money order made payable to Ferris State University. To locate your record, requests must include personal identifiable information (including your name (and any prior name you may have attended under), date of birth, student ID or SSN, dates of attendance, and any degree(s) earned. You must also provide the recipient's address and your signature, authorizing us to release your transcript. 

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 $6.00 per copy. There is a $2.90 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.
  • Electronic delivery options are always available when you order online through the NSC. Please consider weekends and holiday's when ordering printed transcripts.

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.

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 Information Technology Services 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 [email protected] or by phone at (800) 433-7747 or (231) 591-2792