An official transcript is a complete record of the courses and grades earned by at student at the University.

  • Below college level work (0001–0999 courses)
  • Undergraduate work (1000–4999 courses)
  • Professional advancement courses (5000–5999), sometimes used toward master's degrees
  • Graduate work (6000–7999)
  • Continuing education units (CEU, or non-degree work)

Undergraduate, graduate (master's and doctoral levels), below college, and CEUs are segregated on separate pages of the SPU transcript.

SPU offers two types of transcripts: unofficial transcripts and official transcripts. Unofficial transcripts display all of a student’s academic history exactly as it would appear on an official transcript. The only difference between an unofficial transcript and an official transcript is that an unofficial transcript is free, lacks the seal of the University and may not be accepted by all venues, whereas an official transcript displays the seal of the University and is subject to ordering fees. 

Official transcripts can be issued either in printed form on security paper with the seal of the University or in electronic form, both provided by the National Student Clearinghouse using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

Students are responsible to ensure that all the desired grades and degrees are reflected on the transcript before the order is placed. Please check your unofficial transcript. For more extensive information about ordering transcripts, see the Office of the Registrar.

A primary function of the Office of the Registrar is to uphold academic integrity by ensuring that records of a student's course registration, course completion, and grades are accurate and comprehensive. Therefore, academic history data are not subject to erasure by request under the European Union General Data Protection Regulations or any other regulation.