There are two types of transcripts: official and unofficial. Details for both are available below.

Official transcript

Your official transcript is a document prepared by The Centre, on behalf of the Office of the Registrar, recording your courses, grades, number of credits transferred, academic standing, co-op work terms, and degrees awarded. Official transcripts are printed on security paper with the University of Waterloo seal and signature of the Registrar.

You may need your official transcripts when:

  • applying for a graduate or post-graduate program (teachers college, law school, etc.)
  • applying to transfer to another post-secondary institution

A transcript reflects the current status of a student’s record at the time it is issued.

Unofficial transcript

An unofficial transcript is meant for personal use and is not considered an official document. See understanding your unofficial transcript for more information.

You can self-generate your unofficial transcript through your Quest account. Exception: For students who graduated prior to 2001, when Quest was implemented, this feature is not available. Please request an official transcript.