Notice: Transcript production is up and running. Paper transcripts are only being printed by our vendor on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays while the Illinois shelter-in-place order is in effect. Electronic PDF transcript production has not been affected. However, if you are ordering a transcript from Sherwood Conservatory of Music or if you attended Columbia prior to 1984, please note your order may be delayed by a few days. We are working hard to serve you and we appreciate your patience!

An official transcript is a comprehensive record of academic information that includes accepted transfer credit, Columbia coursework, grades, credit hours, GPA, and degree(s) earned. Official transcripts for all current and former Columbia College Chicago students can be ordered online through Credentials, Inc.

Are you applying to Columbia and need to submit your transcripts? Visit our requirements page.

Delivery Methods and Pricing

Official transcripts cost $10 per copy. Transcripts can be sent electronically (faster and preferred) or through first class mail. Special mailing fees apply for Fed-Ex or International printed orders.

How to Order Your Transcript

If you have access to the MyColumbia portal, you can order transcripts there.

If you do not have portal access, go directly to the Credentials secure site.

Transcript Order Form

Transcripts must be ordered online and are not available for pick-up at Columbia.

Use this link to check the status of your transcript request.

Financial and Library Holds

Transcripts will not be released for students who have an outstanding financial obligation, exit counseling hold, or library hold. Contact Columbia Central at 312-369-7140, or the Library at 312-369-7152, with questions regarding your account.

Orders will be held for 30 days. If the hold is not removed within 30 days, the order will be automatically canceled. In this case, you will not be charged and should submit a new order once your hold is cleared.


Columbia College Chicago partners with Credentials, Inc. for all official transcripts. If you have any questions or issues regarding your order, please contact the Credentials Customer Service line at 847-716-3005 between 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (Central Time) on Fridays.

How to Submit Transcripts to Columbia

Ask your institution(s) to send official transcripts to Columbia College Chicago Admissions at 600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605. All transcripts received by mail or in person must be in the original sealed envelope from the school.

We also accept transcripts—when sent directly from the institution—via email to or via fax to 312-369-8024.


Academic Dates and Deadlines