Catholic University has partnered with Parchment to process transcripts. With this new partnership transcripts may now be delivered electronically.  Students can also view the status of their requests in their Parchment accounts.

Below is an overview of how Catholic University students and alumni can request their academic transcript. 

Applicants to the university should contact cua-admissions@cua.edu with any inquiries regarding where/how to submit transcripts from prior institutions.  The Office of Enrollment Services only handles outgoing transcript requests; incoming transcripts do not come to our office.

An official Catholic University of America transcript is a complete record of a student’s enrollment at the University, including all undergraduate, graduate, law, and professional courses. Partial transcripts are not available.  Additionally, the university can not issue copies of transcripts that originated from other schools and were submitted for purposes of admissions or transfer of credits.

  • There is no charge for transcripts.
  • Transcripts will not be released if any fees are owed to the university.
  • Transcripts can be delivered electronically. This is the default delivery method.
  • Paper transcripts are mailed via United States Postal Service First Class Mail. Express delivery is available from FedEx for a fee.
  • Forms that need to accompany transcripts can be uploaded when you submit your order.
  • Transcripts held for in-office pick-up that are not retrieved within 30 days will be destroyed.

Current Students and Alumni (2000-present)

All transcript requests should be submitted online via Cardinal Students. Select the Official Transcript Request option from the Academic Records tile.

If you have forgotten your Cardinal Students password but still recall your user ID and student ID number, visit https://computing.cua.edu/password/index.cfm to reset your password.

If you have forgotten your Cardinal Students user ID and password, contact Enrollment Services at 202-319-5300 or cua-transcripts@cua.edu

The first time you request a transcript you must set up an account with Parchment. This is a one-time only setup.  Instructions for setting up an account can be found here.

Alumni (attended prior to 2000)

Transcripts can be requested at the Parchment Catholic University storefront page

The first time you request a transcript you must set up an account with Parchment. This is a one-time only setup.  Instructions for setting up an account can be found here.

Transcript Ordering How-To Guides

Setting Up a Parchment Account for Students with Records in Cardinal Students.

Setting Up a Parchment Account for Students Who Last Attended Prior to 2000

Ordering a Transcript 

Transcript Authentication

Information on transcript authentication is available here.

Unofficial Transcripts

Students who last attended in 2000 or later may produce their own unofficial transcripts in Cardinal Students. Select the View Unofficial Transcript menu item in the Academic Records tile.  Unofficial transcripts are not available for students who last attended prior to 2000.