Official Documents

Academic Transcripts

RIT maintains a single academic transcript reflecting all courses taken at RIT. The transcript is the University’s certified statement of your academic record.  All transcripts are provided on security sensitive paper (or secure PDF) that contains the RIT seal and the signature of the Registrar. All requests for transcripts must go through the Parchment Services using the appropriate link below. Requests made by paper, email, phone, or other methods outside of Parchment Services will not be processed.


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Do you have an active RIT account?  If so, click here to log in with your RIT account.


Create an Account
If your RIT account has expired or you never had one, click here to create a document ordering account.

Questions regarding creating an account should be directed to registrar@rit.edu.

Electronic Transcripts

You may order an official, certified PDF of your transcript secured by a digital certificate, which is displayed at the top of the transcript along with a blue ribbon.  This is the fastest, most secure and environmentally friendly method to request your transcript.

  • Processing time: ~30 minutes (students who attended prior to 2000: 5-7 business days)
  • Electronic transcripts can be sent to any valid email address (employers, other schools, yourself, etc.) or through the Parchment exchange network.
  • After receipt of the email notification for electronic transcripts, the transcript must be retrieved within 14 days.
  • Cost: $5.25 each

Printed Transcripts

You may order an official paper copy of your transcript to be mailed to yourself or another recipient.  Upon request, printed transcripts may also be picked up in the Office of the Registrar by the requestor.

  • Processing time: 2-4 business days (students who attended prior to 2000: 5-7 business days)
  • All transcripts are sent First Class USPS
  • FedEx is available for an additional charge
  • RIT will not be responsible for undeliverable transcripts due to an inaccurate address.
  • Photo ID required for pick up
  • Cost: $6.00 each

Unofficial Transcripts

Current students and recent alumni can review and print a copy of their unofficial transcript from the Student Information System (SIS) at no cost.

Privacy

Only students/former students/alumni may request copies of their transcript.

RIT complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, which governs access and release of information from student educational records.  More information on Student Privacy.

Additional Information

  • Transcripts are not released for students or alumni with outstanding financial or student conduct obligations.
  • Transcripts will NOT be distributed by fax.
  • RIT does not provide copies of other institutions' transcripts. Transcripts from high schools or other colleges cannot be duplicated; you must contact them directly for official transcripts.

Associations

Students/former students/alumni who need to send their transcripts to one of the associations found here, can do so via the above method. These associations are all considered In-Network Recipients and have already established accounts with Parchment. Simply type in their abbreviation (AMCAS, AACN etc) in the search box when ordering, select the recipient and follow the process through to checkout. Often, these associations accept and prefer electronic transcripts which are a lower cost and quicker solution.

Apostille or Certificate of Authentication

IMPORTANT NOTICE: As an outcome of the COVID-19 health crisis, there is a severe delay in processing apostilles. You will be charged when the document is sent to the State of New York for processing. The document will be marked as delivered but it has not yet been mailed to you.

When a diploma or transcript is to be used in a foreign country, it may be necessary to have the document authenticated. An authentication certifies the signature and the capacity of the official who has executed the document, and may also authenticate the seal of the official.

The NY Secretary of State authenticates public documents for use in foreign countries. Only public documents issued in New York State, which are signed by a notary public or other public official will be authenticated. The country of destination determines whether the authentication is in the form of an “Apostille” or a “Certificate of Authentication”.

All requests for apostilles must go through the Parchment Services using the appropriate link below. Requests made by paper, email, phone, or other methods outside of Parchment Services will not be processed.

Ordering Apostilles


Login with an RIT Account
Do you have an active RIT account?  If so, click here to log in with your RIT account.


Create an Account
If your RIT account has expired or you never had one, click here to create a document ordering account.

Questions regarding creating an account should be directed to registrar@rit.edu.

Diploma Replacement

All requests for replacement diplomas must go through the Parchment Services using the appropriate link below. Requests made by paper, email, phone, or other methods outside of Parchment Services will not be processed.


Login with an RIT Account
Do you have an active RIT account?  If so, click here to log in with your RIT account.


Create an Account
If your RIT account has expired or you never had one, click here to create a document ordering account.

Questions regarding creating an account should be directed to registrar@rit.edu.

Enrollment Verifications

The Office of the Registrar is responsible for completing enrollment verifications each term. These can take a variety of forms, but generally are needed by students to support such things as financial aid scholarships and loans, student discounts, dental and health insurance, apartment rentals, and auto loans. The Office of the Registrar provides enrollment information to the National Student Clearinghouse who in turn provides most insurance companies and lenders enrollment information of RIT students.

If you have received special paperwork where the self-service enrollment verification is not adequate, please bring the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office for processing. Alternatively, the student can email our office the requirements from their RIT email address. Processing time is within 2-business days.

Verifications of enrollment for matriculated and non-matriculated undergraduate and graduate students is based upon the following each term:


Undergraduate

  • Full-time - 12 or more units
  • Half-time - 6-11 units
  • Less 1/2 - 1-5 units
  • Exp Comp Dt - Expected Completion Date

Graduate

  • Full-time - 9 or more units
  • Half-time - 6-8 units
  • Less 1/2 - 1-5 Units
  • Exp Comp Dt - Expected Completion Date

Courses taken for an audit grade are not included when determining enrollment status.

RIT uses the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to provide enrollment information to various insurance companies, lenders, and other third party agencies. In most cases these agencies automatically receive enrollment information directly from the NSC based on data RIT provides. However, in some cases, you may need to provide proof of enrollment beyond what the NSC provides. In the past, students would need to come to the Registrar’s Office to obtain an enrollment verification, but now students have a new self-service option available. Please follow the 4 steps below to obtain your Enrollment Verification.

  1. Login using your RIT Computer Account
  2. Select either:
    • “Current Enrollment” for the current or upcoming quarter
    • “All Enrollment” for a list of all terms enrolled
  3. Select “Obtain an Enrollment Certificate”
  4. Print as many verifications as you wish and sent them to any agency seeking proof of enrollment.

Key points to remember:

Enrollment data is provided to the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) for the current term after the end of add/drop period. Within 10 business days after this date, you will be able to access current enrollment data.