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 Parchment Inc. ordering service. Scanned signatures inserted as a graphic, email requests without the accompanying signed transcript request form, and phone requests are not accepted.

Electronic (PDF) Transcript (eTranscript) with Tracking Service

An eTranscript is a certified, electronically delivered official PDF transcript sent securely to the e-mail address you designate.  eTranscripts are digitally certified as official using Adobe’s Blue Ribbon digital certificate and is identical to a paper transcript.  Central College’s official transcript third-party vendor, Parchment, Inc., charges a nominal fee of $2.50 per transcript for this service which must be paid using a credit or debit card.eTranscripts are only available to students whose entire attendance is after 1993.

eTranscript requestsreceived by 8 a.m. Central Time are typically processed by 3 p.m. that same day (M-F only).

            Transcript request link for former students (attendance after 1993 only)
            Transcript request link for current students
            eTranscript FAQs

Paper Transcript Orders Using Tracking Service (mailed via U.S. Postal Mail-standard delivery)

Students and alumni who would like to send their official transcript and who would like to receive email messages regarding order confirmation and order status can make a request using the request links below.  Central College’s official transcript third-party vendor, Parchment, Inc., charges a nominal fee of $2.50 per transcript for this service which must be paid using a credit or debit card.

Paper transcripts are processed within 1-2 working days and mailed using first-class postage, unless overnight processing is requested.

            Transcript request link for former students
            Transcript request link for current students

Paper Transcripts (mailed via U.S. Postal Mail-standard delivery)

Current and former students can request official transcripts to be mailed via U.S. Postal Service (standard delivery) by submitting a transcript request form. There is no charge for mailed transcripts ordered via the 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 requested via the Parchment ordering service. See Overnight Service below for more information.

Overnight Service

To order a paper transcript using overnight service you must submit your request via the Parchment, Inc. ordering service where the Parchment ensures the security and confidentiality of your credit card information. The charge for overnight service is $40 per address plus a nominal fee of $2.50 per transcript.

            Transcript request link for former students
            Transcript request link for current students

*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

E-transcript with tracking service (3 p.m. M-F): -- $2.50
Paper transcript with tracking service (1-2 days): first-class mail — $2.50 
Paper transcript (1-2 days): first-class mail — no charge
Overnight service using USPS Flat Rate Overnight: $40 per address and $2.50 Parchment processing fee per transcript*

For more information:

For more information about transcripts, visit the Registrar's website.

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