In compliance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) as Amended, transcripts cannot be issued without your written consent; therefore, the registrar's office requires that all official and unofficial requests for transcripts be made in writing with an original signature required or by electronic authentication via the National Student Clearinghouse. Scanned signatures inserted as a graphic, e-mail requests without the accompanying signed transcript request form, and phone requests are not accepted.

Ordering Transcripts

Cost: No Charge

Current and former students can request official transcripts at no charge by submitting a transcript request form. Completed forms should be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the registrar’s office. Transcripts are processed within 1-2 working days and mailed using first-class postage unless overnight processing is requested. Overnight orders must be requesting via the National Student Clearinghouse. See Overnight Service below for more information.

Transcript Orders Using Tracking Service

Cost: $2.25 per address

Students who would like to receive email or text messages regarding order confirmation and order status can request a transcript via the National Student Clearinghouse. The NSC charges a nominal fee of $2.25 for this service which must be paid using a credit or debit card. Transcripts are processed within 1-2 working days and mailed using first-class postage, unless overnight processing is requested.

Overnight Service

Cost: $40 per address and $2.25 processing fee per address

To order a transcript using overnight service you must submit your request via the National Student Clearinghouse where the NSC ensures the security and confidentiality of your credit card information. The charge for overnight service is $40 per address plus a nominal fee of $2.25 per address.

*Overnight service is not always available and does not guarantee same-day processing. Please contact the registrar's office at 641-628-5442 or registrar@central.edu prior to paying for overnight service.

Postage and overnight fees for all transcript requests

Normal processing (1-2 days): first-class mail — no charge
Tracking Service (1-2 days): first-class mail — $2.25 
Overnight service using UPS Next-Day Air Saver: $40 per address and $2.25 NSC processing fee per address*

For more information:

Registrar's Office
Second floor, Central Hall
Campus Box 6400
812 University St.
Pella, IA 50219