Request a transcript

To protect the health and safety of the SFU community, Student Services offices have temporarily discontinued in-person services on all three campuses until further notice. At this time, we are only processing online transcript requests.  Delivery options include regular mail, priority mail and electronic transcript to selected exchange institutions.

UPDATE: Transcript delivery during COVID-19 pandemic

Due to COVID-19 some Canadian institution are now accepting electronic transcripts. If you are requesting an official transcript to be sent to one of the following institutions, please select the “mail” option in goSFU. Once you have submitted and paid for your transcript request, an electronic version of your transcript will be sent. Please find more information in the delivery section of this page.

UPDATE: Canada Post suspends delivery to some international locations

Due to COVID-19, Canada Post has suspended delivery of items from Canada to certain international destinations. Before ordering a physical copy of a transcript to be delivered to a destination outside of Canada, please refer to the Canada Post website to ensure Canada Post is able to ship your transcript.

All academic transcripts are confidential and can only be released by request from a student or alumnus.

To ensure security and privacy, we do not accept transcript requests by phone.

Note: The information below is for students and alumni requesting their undergraduate or graduate academic history. To request a record of your non-credit Continuing Studies academic history, contact SFU Continuing Studies.

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Questions?

For further information or questions, undergraduate students please contact Undergraduate Records at 778.782.6930 or transcript_sfu@sfu.ca. For graduate students please contact gradstdy@sfu.ca

Official transcripts

An official transcript is a complete record of your academic history at Simon Fraser University up until the day the transcript is produced. It lists classes in progress, courses you have taken, grades received, credentials awarded and other information relating to your undergraduate and graduate academic career at SFU. Course work taken at other institutions that is being credited towards your program at SFU will not appear on your official transcript, but it will list the name of the institution at which transfer credit was taken as well as the total number of transfer credit received.

All official transcripts are printed on security paper with the Simon Fraser University seal and signature of the Registrar. Official transcripts are available to current students, former students and alumni. All outstanding accounts must be cleared before an official transcript is released.

Cost of services

Service Cost
Transcripts $10.00 each
Regular delivery free
Priority delivery (see Delivery options)

Note: If you are having your official transcript sent to one of the following schools: Douglas College, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Langara College, University of Fraser Valley, or Vancouver Island University, you can ask for an "Electronic transcript" and it will be transmitted electronically directly to the institution instead. (The option to attach documents to your transcript is not available for electronic transcripts.)

How to order

Online

Currently enrolled students:

  • Log into your Student Center (log in to goSFU) and select “Transcript: Official” under the “other academic...” dropdown menu found in the “Academics” section.
  • Submit the request and pay with Visa or MasterCard.
  • If you don’t remember your student number, contact Registrar and Information Services.

Alumni:

  • Alumni who graduated before 2009: You will likely need to reactivate your computing ID and then register for the Alumni Email Forwarding service. Once that is complete, you can login with your computing ID and password to the online Official Transcript Request page through goSFU
  • Alumni who graduated after 2009: Access the online Official Transcript Request page through goSFU using your Computing ID and password.

For assistance - including user name or password reset inquiries - please contact help@alumni.sfu.ca or 778.782.4723

Former students who were enrolled or graduate as of 2009 or later:

  • Your access to the Student Center (goSFU) would have been retained, enabling you to view and order your transcripts online.
  • Log into your Student Center (goSFU) and select “Transcript: Official” under the “other academic...” dropdown menu found in the “Academics” section.
  • Submit the request and pay with Visa or MasterCard.
  • If you don’t remember your student number, contact Registrar and Information Services.

Former students who were enrolled (or didn't graduate) prior to 2009:

  • The option to order online is not available.
  • Please contact Registrar and Information Services for options available to you during the discontinuation of front counter services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The option to attach documents to your transcript is not available when ordering online. To include an attachment with your transcript, you must order by fax or by mail.

Via Email

This method is only for individuals who cannot access their goSFU account at this time.

You can request a transcript by completing the Official Transcript Application . Do NOT include your credit card information on the form. Email the form to  transcript_sfu@sfu.ca.

You need to include your student number and sign the request form for us to process your order. If you do not remember your student number, SFU alumni can obtain the ID at www.sfu.ca/alumni/forms/student-number-request.html.

If you did not complete a degree or diploma from SFU, please contact Registrar and Information Services to obtain your student number: 778-782-6930 or reginfo@sfu.ca.

To pay for your Official Transcript, please make a payment through your bank to SFU. Use your student ID number as the account number. Once the payment has been received, your transcript order will be processed.

By fax or mail

Due to the current public health situation, we have limited access to fax and mail.  Expect longer delay if you must use one of these two options to submit your request.

Processing time

Regular processing

Processing time is calculated from the day the request is received to the day the transcript is available for pickup or mailed out. During peak periods, such as the start and end of the term, processing time may take longer.

Transcripts will normally be processed electronically in 1 to 3 business days and mailed out in 5-7 business days from receipt of order. 

Delivery options

UPDATE: Delivery during COVID-19 pandemic

Due to COVID-19 some Canadian institution are now accepting electronic transcripts. If you are requesting an official transcript to be sent to one of the following institutions, please select the “mail” option in goSFU. Once you have submitted and paid for your transcript request, an electronic version of your transcript will be sent.  

Institutions accepting electronic transcripts directly from SFU:

Acadia University
Alexander College
Algoma University
Algonquin College
Ascenda School of Management
Athabasca University
Brandon University
Briercrest College and Seminary
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Brock University
Cambrian College
Camosun College
Canadian Mennonite University
Canadore College
Cape Breton University
Capilano University
Carleton University 
Centennial College
Coast Mountain College
Collège Boréal
College of Dieticians of Ontario
College of New Caledonia
College of Nurses of Ontario
College of the Rockies
Concordia University (Montreal)
Concordia University of Edmonton
Conestoga College
Confederation College
Coquitlam College
Corpus Christi College
Crandall University
Dalhousie University
Douglas College
Durham College
Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Fairleigh Dickinson University Vancouver Campus
Fanshawe College
Fleming College
George Brown College
Georgian College
Humber College
Huron University College
Keyano College
King's University College
Lakehead University
Lambton College
Langara College
Laurentian University
MacEwan University
Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology
Master's College & Seminary
McGill University
McMaster University
McMaster University Divinity College
Medicine Hat College
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Michner Institute 
Mohawk College 
Mount Allison University
Mount Royal University
Mount Saint Vincent University
Newman Theological College
Niagara University
Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
Nipissing University
NorQuest College
North Island College
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Northern College
Northern Lights College
Nova Scotia Community College
NSCAD University
OCAD University
Okanagan College
Ontario College of Teachers
Ontario Tech University
Queen's University
Quest University Canada
Red Deer College
Red River College
Redeemer University
Regent College
Ridgetown Campus - University of Guelph
Royal Roads University
Ryerson University
Saint Mary’s University (Calgary)
Saint Mary’s University (Halifax)
Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw Campus 
Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert Campus
Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina Campus
Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon Campus
Sault College
Selkirk College
Seneca College
Sheridan College
Simon Fraser University
St. Francis Xavier University
St. Lawrence College
The King’s University
The Michener Institute of Education at UHN
Thompson Rivers University
Trent University
Trinity Western University
Université de Moncton
Université de Saint-Boniface
Université Sainte-Anne
University of Alberta
University of British Columbia
University of Calgary
University of Fredericton
University of Guelph - Ridgetown Campus
University of Guelph
University of Guelph-Humber
University of King's College
University of Lethbridge
University of Manitoba
University of Montreal
University of New Brunswick
University of Northern British Columbia
University of Ottawa
University of Prince Edward Island
University of Regina
University of Saskatchewan
University of the Fraser Valley
University of Toronto
University of Victoria 
University of Waterloo
University of Windsor
University of Winnipeg
Vancouver Community College
Vancouver Island University
Western University
Wilfrid Laurier University
York University
Yorkville University

Undergraduate students may also have electronic transcripts be sent to the following institutions: Engineers and Geoscientists BC, HR Professionals Association, JIBC, Teacher Regulation Branch and Teacher Qualification Service.  

Please request a mailed transcript for these institutions if you are a graduate student.

Note:

If you are having your official transcript sent to one of the following schools: Douglas College, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Langara College, University of Fraser Valley, or Vancouver Island University, please choose "Electronic transcript" and it will be transmitted electronically directly to the institution instead.

Please be aware that official transcripts that require mailing may be delayed due to a reduction in mail service. We suggest reaching out the institution where you wish to send the transcript to determine if they will accept an unofficial transcript or if they are willing to accept an electronic transcript directly from SFU. If you are requesting official transcripts for yourself, we suggest you print off an unofficial transcript. See instructions here.

Due to the nature of the current situation, please be aware that mailing of transcripts may be halted at any time.  

Regular delivery

UPDATE: Canada Post has suspended delivery to certain international destinations. If you are ordering from outside Canada, please ensure Canada Post can deliver to your address before ordering by referring to their website.

Transcripts are sent by regular mail via Canada Post at no additional cost unless specified otherwise. Delivery standards for Canada Post apply and will vary by address (www.canadapost.ca). If your transcript is being sent by regular mail, please contact Canada Post for delivery updates. Please note that tracking is not available for orders sent by regular mail.

Priority delivery

UPDATE: Canada Post has suspended delivery date guarantees for Xpresspost items due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Delivery estimates below may no longer be accurate. Up-to-date information can be found on the Canada Post website.

Please note that priority delivery service expedites transit time, not processing time. Transcripts are sent by CanadaPost Xpresspost™ for priority delivery, at an additional cost. This services provides expedited delivery times and a tracking number for added security, allowing you to track your parcel’s progress. DHL Express delivery service not available at this time due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Prices below do not include the $10 transcript fee or the $15.00 rush processing fee, and are only the Priority delivery fee (eg, a transcript with rush processing sent Priority delivery to Calgary would cost $34.78).

Service Additional cost
Priority Delivery to Western Canada (BC, AB, SK, MB)
1 - 2 business days
$9.78 (tax included) 

Priority Delivery to rest of Canada
2 business days
$16.64 (tax included) 

Priority Delivery to United States
2 - 3 business days
$24.66 (tax not applicable)
Priority Delivery to International
4 - 7 business days
$62.85 (tax not applicable)

Pickup and tracking information

Picking up your transcript(s)

Pickup of transcripts is currently unavailable at all locations due to the current public health situation.

Designating a third party to pick up your transcript(s)

Third-party pickup of transcripts is currently unavailable at all locations due to the current public health situation.

Tracking your order

If you chose to have your transcript sent by courier, you can track your order by the following methods:

  • Your tracking number will be emailed to you using the email address listed in your Official Transcript Application.
  • Depending on the courier service listed in that email, visit www.canadapost.ca or www.dhl.com and refer to your tracking number to monitor your document’s progress.

Important information

  • Do NOT email your credit card information
  • All transcript orders are non-refundable.
  • Transcripts can only be ordered by the student or alumnus even if a third party is authorized to pick it up.
  • Transcripts will not be issued to or for a student or alumnus with outstanding indebtedness to the University. Please contact Student Accounts or email student_accounts@sfu.ca about paying late overdue fees.
  • Transcripts will not be printed until payment is received in full.
  • Unsigned transcript requests will not be processed and must be resubmitted with a handwritten signature.
  • Online orders cannot be changed or cancelled once paid through your Student Center on goSFU.
  • Unclaimed transcripts ordered for pickup will be destroyed 4 months after they are issued.
  • Transcripts sent to incomplete addresses provided on requests may cause delivery delays or returns by Canada Post. Non-receipt of a transcript due to an incomplete address will require a new order and payment.
  • The option to attach documents to your transcript is available when ordering in person, by fax or by mail. Please indicate on the form if you need an attachment included with your transcript. Attachments must be submitted at the time of request.
  • Lost or stolen transcripts are not replaceable. Simon Fraser University is not responsible for the loss or delay of transcripts in the mail.

Unofficial transcripts

An unofficial transcript is a web report of your complete academic history at Simon Fraser University up until the day the transcript is produced. Noted as an unofficial record, the unofficial transcript is intended for personal use and reference; it does not contain the University seal or the signature of the Registrar. Unofficial transcripts are available as a web document to current students, former students and alumni at no cost.

Access your unofficial transcript online

Currently enrolled students:

  • Log into your Student Center on goSFU and select “Transcript: Unofficial” under the “other academic...” dropdown menu found in the “Academics” section.
  • Click on “PDF Format” to access your unofficial transcript in PDF format.
  • Turn off any pop-up blockers or allow for pop-ups in order to access the document.
  • If you don’t remember your student number, contact Registrar and Information Services.

Alumni or former students who were enrolled or graduated as of 2009 or later:

  • Your access to your Student Center on goSFU would have been retained, enabling you to view and produce your unofficial transcript online.
  • Log into your Student Center on goSFU and select “Transcript: Unofficial” under the “other academic...” dropdown menu found in the “Academics” section.
  • Click on “PDF Format” to access your unofficial transcript in PDF format.
  • Turn off any pop-up blockers or allow for pop-ups in order to access the document.
  • If you don’t remember your student number, contact Registrar and Information Services.

Alumni who graduated prior to 2009:

  • Register for the Alumni Email Forwarding service to access SFU’s online services for alumni.
  • Complete the online SFU Account Reactivation Form to reactivate your SFU Computing ID and access your Student Center. If you cannot answer the security questions on the form, you must bring photo identification in person to the IT Services Help Desk to regain access.
  • Once you have regained access to your Student Center, log into your Student Center on goSFU and select “Transcript: Unofficial” under the “other academic...” dropdown menu found in the “Academics” section.
  • Click on “PDF Format” to access your unofficial transcript in PDF format.
  • Turn off any pop-up blockers or allow for pop-ups in order to access the document.
  • If you don’t remember your student number, contact Registrar and Information Services.

Former students who were enrolled (or did not graduate) as of 2009 or later:

  • Your unofficial transcript cannot be accessed online.
  • Please contact Registrar and Information Services for options available to you during the discontinuation of front counter services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Request your unofficial transcript in person

Due to the current public health situation, we encourage you to use other options to submit your request.

Request your unofficial transcript by email

To request an unofficial transcript by email, please provide the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Date of birth
  • Student number, if available
  • Attached photocopies of two pieces of SFU or government-issued identification (for example, SFU student card, driver’s licence, BC Services Card, passport). One must be a piece of photo ID.

Please use “Unofficial Transcript” as your subject line and submit the request to transcript_sfu@sfu.ca. Your unofficial transcript will be sent as a PDF file.