There are two types of transcripts: official and unofficial. Details for both are available below.
Your official transcript is a document prepared by the Registrar's Office 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 postgraduate program (teachers college, law school, etc.).
- applying to transfer to another post-secondary institution
To order your official transcripts, visit our undergraduate transcript request web page.
You can get your own unofficial transcript is through your in Quest account. It is meant for personal use and is not considered an official document. See understanding your unofficial transcript for more information.