You may now request your official transcript to be sent electronically. If your transcript needs to be there overnight, check to see if your receiver can accept an electronic transcript. This will save you the cost of overnight mail delivery. This service is only available through the "Online – By Credit Card" option below.

Ordering Transcripts from the University of Kentucky

Before you order a transcript, please read the following:

Financial Holds

If you have a financial delinquency, the University will not process your transcript request until the delinquency has been cleared. If you have a hold, we will notify you and provide the contact information for you to clear the hold.

Special Mailing

If you are requesting your transcript to be mailed, the normal delivery is through First Class mail. Transcripts are produced 1-2 days after receipt of your order. If you require special handling, we offer Priority Mail or Express Mail service. If you need one of these services, please check the box on your order form.

Domestic Mailing

PRIORITY MAIL (called Rush Mail by the National Student Clearing House) - $5.60

EXPRESS MAIL (called Rush Express by the National Student Clearing House) - $19.95

International Mailing

NORMAL OPTION: International Priority Mail (called Express International by the National Student Clearing House) - $20.55 for Canada, $24.75 for all other countries.

Once your transcript request is received in our office, the transcript will be mailed within 2-3 business days. Requests for transcripts for work completed prior to Fall 1988 may take longer to produce as this information is on microfilm.

RUSH OPTION: International Express Mail (called Rush Express International by the National Student Clearing House) - $35.45 for Canada, $46.50 for all other countries.

Requests for special delivery received by noon will be processed the same day if at all possible. Requests received after 12:00 p.m. will be processed the following work day. Rush Express Mail option is express overnight delivery to most locations. We must have a complete street address or P.O. Box, city, state and zip code and telephone number for overnight service. We use the USPS flat rate delivery at a cost of $44.95.

Pick Up by Person Other Than Student

The University will not release a transcript to another individual unless we receive a signed statement from the student providing the complete name of the individual who will pick up the transcript. This individual must also bring a picture ID when they come to pick up the transcript.

College of Medicine or College of Dentistry

Transcripts for the Colleges of Medicine and Dentistry must be ordered directly from those colleges. For information, see:

Community College or Fort Knox Records

Students who have attended any of the Kentucky community colleges (KCTCS) should contact the college they attended, even if the college was part of the University of Kentucky at the time they attended.

The University maintains the academic records for students who attended Northern Community College through 1972. Students who attended after 1972 should contact Northern Kentucky University for their records.

The University maintains the academic records for students who attended Fort Knox through 1988. Students who attended after that time should contact Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

Transcript Requests

Online - By Credit Card

The University of Kentucky uses the National Student Clearinghouse to process our online transcript requests. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, allows you to track your order, and ensures the security of your information and payment.

Order by Credit Card

In Person

You may request transcripts at the Registrar's Office, 10 Funkhouser Building, Monday through Friday, 8 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. If you attended UK prior to 1988, these requests may take longer to process because your records are on microfilm. For all others, we can normally process your request immediately. Please bring the following with you:

  • Picture ID
  • $10.00 per transcript, payable by cash, check, money order or credit card
  • Please note that the University is closed most holidays and during the break between Christmas and New Years. If you need to request a transcript when the University is closed, you may order online (see above).
  • By Mail

    To order by mail, print the form below, complete the information requested, sign the request and mail to the address listed on the form. Submitting requests without adequate information will cause a delay in processing. Please be sure to include a check or money order made payable to the University of Kentucky that covers the cost of each transcript ordered. The cost is $10.00 per transcript. Please do not fax this request. If you wish to pay by credit card, you may order online (see above).

    Print the blank form, fill in using pen, then sign the form.
    Transcript Request Form (pdf)

    Checking Status of Transcript Request

    If you ordered your transcript online, you may track your request online at using the tracking number you received in your confirmation email. To track a transcript ordered by mail, email

    Unofficial Transcript

    The University does not provide unofficial transcripts; however, students who attended the University of Kentucky beginning Fall 1988 or later, may receive access to myUK where they can view and print their unofficial transcript. To access myUK, you will need to contact the IT Help Desk at: (859) 218-4357. You will need to have your UK 8 digit ID Number. This is not your social security number. If you do not know your ID number, you may contact the Registrar’s Office at (859) 257-7157 and after asking a few questions to verify your identity, we will give you your ID number. Please be aware that we do not use the social security number for identification purposes. You will then contact the help desk to have your access established.

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