What is a transcript?

A transcript is a copy of your permanent academic record at McMaster University, duly certified by the Registrar’s signature and the University crest on all pages. Transcripts are privileged information and are 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 by reviewing your unofficial transcript 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 will my transcript be delivered?

  • McMaster 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 review options for 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.

Other things to note

  • 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 can 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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