Transcripts - Current Students

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Transcript orders are processed in partnership with Parchment. Current students can access their Parchment Login Portal by first logging in to MyCSULB Student Center and selecting “Transcript: Official” from the “Academics” drop-down menu. If you have never logged in to Parchment, you will need to create a Learner Account.

There is a $12 processing fee per transcript and electronic orders are processed immediately. 

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Order Official Transcripts

Transcript FAQs and Resources:

Instructions for Current Students: 

  1. Log in to MyCSULB Student Center 
  2. Under the “Academics” section, select “Transcript: Official” from the drop-down menu 
  3. Click on the double-right arrow button to continue 
  4. You will be reminded that you will be redirected to Parchment to place your order 
  5. Select the “Next” button to visit the Parchment login page for Current CSULB Students. 

Watch these Quick Byte tutorial videos for the final steps on how to order a transcript from CSULB. After logging in to Parchment, you will be prompted to select the type of transcript to order and the destination. Remember, there is a $12 fee per transcript.

Creating a Parchment account is easy and free. Watch these Quick Byte tutorial videos provided by Parchment for the steps on how to create an account with an email address and password of your choosing. 

The screenshot below shows the first page you will see when you visit Parchment for the first time. Enter your email address to get started. It is recommended that you use a non-CSULB email so that you can manage transcript orders for other institutions, if needed. 

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There are two transcripts available to purchase, mainly based on the years you attended: 

  • Fall 1988 to Present 
    Select this option if you attended beginning Fall 1988 or later. Note: your current semester enrollment will not be reflected on your transcript until after the University’s Census date (the last day to register) for the term. Grades are scheduled to be posted 3-5 weeks after the last final exam. Degrees are usually posted 4-6 weeks after grades are posted. 

 

  • Prior to Fall 1988 
    Select this option if you attended CSULB prior to Fall 1988. Your transcript is not available in electronic format. Please allow at least 7-10 business days for processing and paper delivery. 

Currently users may only request transcripts on behalf of themselves.

If you attended CSULB prior to Fall 1988, transcripts for that period are unavailable in an electronic format. Be sure to select "Prior to Fall 1988" when placing your order on Parchment. You can expect your print order to be processed within 7 – 10 days. 

No, transcripts are not available for pick up. Please place your order for official transcripts through MyCSULB Student Center.

Visit the Parchment Learner Help Center to explore FAQs, tutorials, interact with the chatbot, or submit a help ticket. You can also contact Parchment customer service at 1-847-716-3005.

There are many ways you can contact the Office of the Registrar (Student Records). We recommend using the Ask Elbee chatbot in the bottom right of your screen for general questions. All other inquiries may be submitted as a help ticket. Learn more via Contact Student Records. 

What is a transcript?
Official transcripts bear the seal of the university and verify completion of CSULB courses and conferral of degrees. Transcripts contain details such as course titles, units attempted, and final grades for each term of attendance at CSULB. Credit hours earned through transfer work and exams are not listed in detail but do appear as cumulative totals.  

Electronic transcripts are secure and verified by Parchment as having originated at CSULB.  Any attempt to alter the transcript will render the transcript unofficial.

When do I need an Official Transcript?
Students request an official transcript when they are transferring to another institution, applying to graduate school, applying for an internship or applying for a scholarship.

Is an electronic transcript considered official?
Yes. The electronic transcript is secured and verified by Parchment as having originated at CSULB.  Any attempt to alter the transcript will be noted, making the transcript invalid.​

Is there a charge for Official Transcripts?
Transcripts cost $12 each; additional fees will be charged for special handling.

How long will it take to process my request for an official electronic transcript?
Requests are normally processed within one business day, except during peak times of high volume or when records require additional handling.  Your request may be delayed if you have a financial hold.

What if I am having problems accessing my official electronic transcript?
For security reasons, some internet browsers restrict downloads. Make sure that you are able to download files from the internet.  Also, if you are using a Mac, the default PDF viewer (Mac Preview) will not open a certified PDF. You will need to download the latest free PDF Reader from Adobe.

How long will it take to process my request for an official printed transcript?
Requests are normally processed within 1–2 business days, except during peak times of high volume or when records require additional handling.  Your request may be delayed if you have a financial hold. Note: Processing time does not reflect delivery time.​

When would it take longer to process a transcript?

           Transcripts may take longer to process if:

  • Request is made during times of high volume (e.g., at the end of a term)
  • Recipient address is missing information in the request
  • Account does not contain enough information to identify you as a student

How can I access unofficial transcripts?

  1. Log in to MyCSULB Student Centerto view unofficial transcripts
  2. Choose CSU Long Beach as the Academic Institution
  3. Choose "Unofficial Transcript" as the Report Type
  4. Read "Information for Students" and click "View Report"

There is no fee for accessing your unofficial transcript. After you graduate or separate from the University, you will only be able to access your Student Center for a limited time. Former Students and Alumni can learn more about transcripts and degree verification here.

Request Enrollment Verification:

If you need proof of enrollment without the details typically outlined on a transcript, (e.g., for job applications, military service benefits, insurance discounts), CSULB enrollment verification certificates are available through the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC).

NSC emails a PDF certificate to your CSULB email address (view sample here). If you need documentation proving that you are enrolled for an academic term that has not yet started, you may also download an Advanced Registration Certificate.

 

Log in to your Student Single Sign-On (SSO) and select the "National Student Clearinghouse" button in your student dashboard. 

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Note: Although official, this certificate does not provide verification of your grade point average. If you require your grade point average or other additional details not satisfied through transcripts, you will have to pay for a custom enrollment verification certificate through Enrollment Services.  

Note: This free service is available through Single Sign-On for a limited time after your last date of enrollment.


Third parties can also request your official enrollment verification certificate directly from National Student Clearinghouse. Please refer them to:

The National Student Clearinghouse (NSC)
PH:  703.742.4200
FAX : 703.742.4239
MAIL: National Student Clearinghouse, 2300 Dulles Station Blvd Suite 220, Herndon, VA 20171

The picture below is a sample only. Some information has been removed to protect integrity of the document. Your Enrollment Verification PDF will have an NSC watermark and other certifying language to verify authenticity.

 

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Review the NSC Enrollment Verification certificate sample in the "What Does Enrollment Verification Look Like?" section above. If the information provided on this certificate does not meet the needs of your requesting agency, please visit Beach Central in person (first floor windows at Brotman Hall) to request custom enrollment verification. Make an appointment.

Please note that there is a $10 processing fee for custom enrollment verification--because the NSC Enrollment Verficiation service is free for current CSULB students, we highly encourage you to explore that option first before making a custom request.

 

How is enrollment verification different from an official transcript?
Visit the Enrollment Verification vs Official Transcripts page to learn more about the differences between these two types of records.

Is there any cost associated with this service?
CSULB has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to provide official enrollment verification certificates via email to current students free of charge. Students may obtain their official enrollment verifications online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by logging on through Single Sign-On (SSO).  Just select the "National Student Clearinghouse" button in your student dashboard. If the free certificate does not meet your needs;  an official transcript or custom enrollment verification certificate are available for a fee.

What is the National Student Clearinghouse? 
Many U.S. institutions, including CSULB, provide enrollment and graduation data to the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC). The NSC acts as their authorized agent, mainly providing deferment information for financial aid students to the education finance industry and Department of Education. In addition, the NSC provides certain additional services which institutions may utilize such as self-service official enrollment verification.

Do enrollment verification forms include any academic information such as GPA?
No, these forms do not include GPA. If you require academic information, such as a "good student discount," you must request an official transcript.

Will an enrollment verification provide proof of enrollment for the entire upcoming school year?
No, the form will not verify future terms. It will only verify enrollment for the term(s) in which you have been or currently are enrolled (registered for courses).

I am a new student who has not yet registered for classes. Can I provide proof of enrollment to my insurance company?
No.  Since you are not enrolled yet, a verification is not available. Enrollment data is transmitted to the NSC at regular intervals. After you enroll in courses and the data is transmitted to the NSC, you will be able to request an enrollment verification.

My insurance company provided a form to fill out. Do I have to use that one?
No, you may print the official online enrollment verification form and attach it to the form the insurance company has provided. This is typically accepted by most agencies.

My insurance company asked for policy and account information on the form. How can I provide that?
The NSC Enrollment Verification form includes a space at the top where you may enter policy/account information for the convenience of your carrier.

I tried to get the most current enrollment verification information to give to another party but the information is not up-to-date.  How often does information get updated?
Information is sent to the National Clearinghouse approximately every thirty days. If you have recently made any changes to your enrollment and need the most current updates on your record, please note the following calendar for information updates that will be sent to the National Clearinghouse: ​

TermInformation Updated
Fall 2022July 6, 2022*
August 8, 2022*
August 29, 2022
September 19, 2022
October 17, 2022
November 14, 2022
December 19, 2022
January 9, 2023
Spring 2023December 19, 2022*
January 23, 2023
February 13, 2023
March 13, 2023
April 10, 2023
May 8, 2023
June 5, 2023
Summer 2023July 10, 2023
August 14. 2023
Fall 2023July 7, 2023*
August 7, 2023*
August 28, 2023
September 18, 2023
October 16, 2023
November 13, 2023
December 18, 2023
January 8, 2024
 
Spring 2024December 18, 2023*
January 22, 2024
February 12, 2024
March 18, 2024
April 15, 2024
May 13, 2024
June 10, 2024

* Advanced Registration 

I can’t wait for the next scheduled transmission update. What are my options?
​If you cannot wait, you may be able to request a transcript (unofficial transcripts are available free of charge; there is a fee for official transcripts), or you can contact Enrollment Services for a custom enrollment verification certificate.