Transcript Services FAQs
Transcript Services FAQs are available in the university’s Knowledge Base.
- Does Valpo offer secure electronic delivery of transcripts?
- How much does an official transcript cost?
- How long will it take to process my request?
- What happens if there is a hold on my account?
- Can I forward a PDF of my transcript?
- Can you deliver an electronic transcript directly to LSAC or AMCAS?
- How are cover pages handled for application services?
- Can I send attachments with my transcript?
- Can a third party order my transcript?
- Do Valpo transcripts have a university seal and registrar signature?
- Can I get an unofficial transcript for my records?
- How do I make sure that my current semester grades or degree are posted on my transcript before it’s sent?
- Can I pick up my transcript on campus?
- How can I have my transcript notarized for an apostille?
- How do alumni order transcripts?
- Is a credit card or debit card required for transcript orders?
Requesting a Valparaiso University Transcript
Parchment is the approved transcript vendor for Valparaiso University. By partnering with Parchment, Valpo is able to offer express shipping, transcript authentication, shipment tracking, email notification of status updates, 24-hour access to order status information, online payment, and secure electronic delivery options while maintaining our ability to fulfill requests for paper transcripts.
We are unable to release transcripts to students or alumni with any outstanding obligations to the University. Please resolve any outstanding obligations with the applicable offices before placing a transcript order. Student restriction details are available to current students through DataVU under the Students menu.
All currently enrolled Valpo students and alumni order official transcripts through DataVU. For processing requests from prior to 1990, please allow up to 10 additional business days until those records are retrievable in electronic format.
Once placed in Data VU, orders for electronically delivered transcripts are typically fulfilled on the same day. Orders for paper transcripts are typically mailed on the same day that the order is placed, if the order is placed by 3 p.m. Orders for on-campus pickup are typically ready after 2 hours. Photo ID will be required for all pickup orders. Please note that the process will take longer for alumni requesting first-time access to Data VU.
Additional processing time is required for Law School transcripts because students of the Law School are given the option to add their class rank to their transcript.
Valparaiso University Policy Regarding the Release of Official or Unofficial Transcripts and Verification of Enrollment or Degree(s)
Official transcripts must be requested by the student through the Parchment online ordering system, which is accessed through DataVU.
Unofficial transcript information may be accessed by current students, their advisors, and other academic departmental personnel via DataVU. Be aware that unofficial transcript data will not show the student name or ID number and will typically not be accepted for official transactions such as application for admission or as proof of a degree. The Registrar will not provide unofficial transcripts to any requestor, including University personnel.
Verification of enrollment for a current student may be requested in person during regular office hours or by completing and mailing the form to the Registrar (forms and contact information are found here). When requesting verification, please sign the request. FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974) prohibits the release of your information without a written signature.
All enrollment and degree verification for companies/employers (not requested by a current student) is performed by the National Student Clearinghouse through their online portal. Please be aware that any privacy hold on a record may prevent the Clearinghouse from verifying information due to FERPA restraints along with other constraints per Clearinghouse policy.
Valparaiso University will not issue official transcripts, duplicate diplomas, or verify enrollment or degree information if there is any financial obligation or hold, including a collections hold, on the account of a student or alumnus.
Effective February 15, 2013