Transcripts

In compliance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) as Amended, transcripts cannot be issued without your written consent; therefore, the registrar’s office requires that all official requests for transcripts be made via the Parchment Inc. ordering service. Email requests and phone requests are not accepted.

Electronic (PDF) Transcript (eTranscript) with Tracking Service

An eTranscript is a certified, electronically delivered official PDF transcript sent securely to the e-mail address you designate. eTranscripts are digitally certified as official using Adobe’s Blue Ribbon digital certificate and is identical to a paper transcript. Central College’s official transcript third-party vendor, Parchment, Inc., charges a nominal fee of $3.00 per transcript for this service which must be paid using a credit or debit card. Requests for a transcript must be made by the student through Parchment, no 3rd party requests will be accepted. Transcripts will not be released if the student requesting them has outstanding financial obligations at Central College, as determined by the controller’s and financial aid offices.

eTranscript requests received by 8 a.m. Central Time are typically processed by 3 p.m. that same day (M-F only).

Paper Transcripts (mailed via U.S. Postal Mail-standard delivery)

Current and former students can request official transcripts to be mailed via U.S. Postal Service (standard delivery) through Central College’s third party vendor, Parchment, Inc. Parchment charges a nominal fee of $3.00 per transcript. Transcript requests received by 8:00 a.m. Central Time are typically processed by 3:00 p.m. that same day (M-F only) and are mailed using first-class postage unless overnight processing is requested. See Overnight Service below for more information. Requests for a transcripts must be made by the student through Parchment, no 3rd party requests will be accepted. Transcripts will not be released if the student requesting them has outstanding financial obligations at Central College, as determined by the controller’s and financial aid offices.

Overnight Service

To order a paper transcript using overnight service you must submit your request via the Parchment, Inc., ordering service where Parchment, Inc. ensures the security and confidentiality of your credit card information. The charge for overnight service is $40 per address plus a nominal fee of $3.00 per transcript. Transcripts will not be released if the student requesting them has outstanding financial obligations at Central College, as determined by the controller’s and financial aid offices.

*Overnight service is not always available and does not guarantee same-day processing. Please contact the registrar’s office at 641-628-5442 or registrar@central.edu prior to paying for overnight service.

Postage and overnight fees for all transcript requests

E-transcript with tracking service (3 p.m. M-F): — $3.00
Paper transcript with tracking service (1-2 days): first-class mail — $3.00
Paper transcript (1-2 days): first-class mail — $3.00
Overnight service using USPS Flat Rate Overnight: $40 per address and $3.00 Parchment processing fee per transcript*

For more information:

For more information about transcripts, visit the Registrar’s website.

Registrar’s Office
Second floor, Central Hall
Campus Box 6400
812 University St.
Pella, IA 50219


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