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End of Semester Transcripts

Summer 2019

Hold for Grades and Hold for Degree orders for Summer 2019 MUST be placed before the end of the last day of the Summer 2019 semester. The deadline to place an End-of-Semester transcript order for Summer 2019 is 11:59pm on August 9, 2019 (the last day of Final Exams in Summer 2019).

If you select Hold for Grades or Hold for Degree after August 9, your order will hold until after the end of the Fall 2019 semester, and your transcript will not send until January. Please read this page carefully before ordering to ensure your transcript will hold for the correct semester. If you are still unsure, contact the Registrar's office before you place an order.

Orders placed before the 11:59pm deadline on August 9 will process on the following dates:

Hold for Grades: August 16, 2019

Hold for Degree: August 22, 2019

Even if you walk in graduation, your transcript will not show that your degree has been awarded until August 22nd.

Understanding Transcript Processing Time and Impacts

Processing time choices when ordering a transcript.

In the "Order Details" section of the transcript ordering process, you will be asked to choose a Processing Time for your transcript. Former students and graduates from before Summer 2019 should always choose a Processing Time of "Now."

If you are a current student (enrolled for the Summer 2019 semester) or a Summer 2019 graduate and choose a processing time of "Now," your transcript will process as-is. This means that it is possible to order your transcript too early, and your transcript could be sent with some important information missing. Your Summer 2019 grades, Dean's List notation, and degree conferral message take time to add to the transcript after the end of the semester. It is your responsibility to confirm that everything you need is on your transcript before you place your order. If you place your order before your Summer grades or degrees are on your transcript, you will need to place a new order after grades and degrees are finalized. We cannot provide a refund or a replacement transcript for an order that is placed before transcripts are finalized. Even if you have walked in the graduation ceremony, your degree conferral message may not yet be posted on your transcript.

If you are a current student or recent graduate, you can review the information that will appear on your transcript before you place your order. Before you choose "Now," you should check your unofficial transcript on LionPATH and confirm that it contains the information you wish to send. If your recipient needs to see that you've graduated, don't place an order for "Now" until you see your degree awarded on your unofficial transcript; if your recipient needs to see that you've made the Dean's List, don't place an order for "Now" until you see "Term Honor: Dean's List" under the Summer 2019 semester. If you see the information you need on your unofficial transcript, you can choose "Now" when you order your official transcript.

You can also choose processing times of "Hold for Grades" and "Hold for Degree." It is important to note that these options are not specific to your transcript. For example, Hold for Grades does not hold for your grades to post to your transcript. Your transcript order will hold for a later date - after the University completes its final grade reporting for the end of the semester.

Hold for Grades ensures that your transcript will not release until final grade reporting - including notations for awards such as dean's list - has completed. Hold for Degree ensures that your transcript will not release until the Office of the University Registrar processes all graduation information (including messages about honors and distinction). Please refer to the dates above for information about the deadline to place a Hold for Grades and Hold for Degree order for Summer 2019 and for information about when your transcript will released.


When will my transcript say I graduated?

If you graduated in Summer 2019, your degree will show as "Awarded" on your transcript on August 22nd. Either order your transcript (Processing Time: Now) after this date or Hold for Degree before the August 9 deadline.

**If you graduated with a PhD, your transcript will reflect your graduation on August 10th.

I missed the deadline to Hold for Degree, but I need my transcript to say that I graduated. What can I do?

Missing the deadline does not mean that you will not be able to receive your final transcript. It only means that you have missed the window to place an order ahead of time. You'll just need to wait before you place your order. If you wait to order until after August 22nd, your degree will be on your transcript. Select "Now" as your processing time after August 22nd.

It's a good idea to check your unofficial transcript before you order to make sure it has everything you're expecting. Log into LionPATH to view your unofficial transcript. If your degree has been awarded, you will see a section near the top of your transcript with the heading "Degrees Awarded." If your degree is there, it will also be on your official transcript. You can place an order for your official transcript and choose for it to be processed Now.

You can also view your unofficial transcript to see whether your grades have been posted. If you believe that you have qualified for Dean's List and do not see that it has been awarded, wait until closer to the August 16th Hold for Grades processing date to check again.

I picked Hold for Grades when I ordered my transcript, and I can see all my grades on LionPATH. Why hasn't my transcript been sent yet?

If you place a Hold for Grades order before the deadline, your transcript will send on August 16th. Your grades will post to your transcript as soon as your instructors enter them on LionPATH. It is possible that your grades will all be available before the "Hold for Grades" processing date of August 16th. Choosing "Hold for Grades" allows enough time for all grade reporting and ensures that Dean's List (if you qualify) will not be missing from your transcript. If you don't want to wait until August 16th, and you see your grades on LionPATH, you can order your official transcript with a Processing Time of "Now," but be aware that Dean's List may not appear on your transcript.