What is a transcript?

A transcript is a copy of your permanent academic record at McMaster University, duly certified by the Registrar and bearing the embossed seal of the University. A transcript is privileged information and is available by submitting a request via Mosaic

What appears on my transcript?

A transcript reflects the current status of your student record at the time it is issued. Please ensure that any changes to the transcript are recorded before ordering a transcript.

Your transcript provides such information as your courses and grades, term averages, awards and scholarships, and degree(s) awarded and conferral date following your convocation ceremony.

Your transcript will not display a cumulative GPA.

How is my transcript delivered?

  • McMaster now offers official transcripts sent electronically though Parchment Ordering Services! This is the quickest way to get your official transcript delivered to your email recipient of choice.
  • See the chart below to find our types of transcript requests and processing details. Processing times do not include delivery. Canada Post does not offer tracking information; please check their website for estimated delivery timelines. FedEx is typically the next business day in Canada. International timelines may vary.
  • McMaster University is not responsible for transcripts lost or delayed

Other things to know

  • Transcripts are available to current students and alumni who have no financial holds on their record.
  • Ontario University Applications Centre (OUAC) does not accept e-transcripts. These requests must be made directly in OUAC.
  • Divinity students are able to order an e-transcript through Parchment only if they are enrolled in either the Master of Divinity or Master of Theological Studies program. All other Divinity students and alumni are encouraged to contact


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