The University of Waterloo produces two types of transcripts - official and unofficial - which are available in several formats.
A Waterloo official transcript is a complete record of a student's academic history at the University of Waterloo, including all undergraduate and graduate courses taken, grades earned, academic standing, co-op requirements, awards of excellence, and degrees conferred.
All official transcripts are complete and unabridged and are representative at the time they are issued. Partial transcripts are not issued.
What appears on an official transcript?
|Section label||What's included|
|Transfer Credits||This section details:
All undergraduate and graduate degrees earned from Waterloo; appearing in chronological order.
|Academic Program History||
A complete history of program and academic plan enrolment(s); appearing in chronological order.
|Undergraduate Record||This section details:
See the transcript legend for grade details.
Milestones are requirements such as the Undergraduate Communication Requirement/English Proficiency Requirement (ELPE), Work Reports, or Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). They appear with the date of completion.
Note: Co-op work reports display as milestones but also have the status of courses with appropriate weighting. They also appear with other courses with grades but are not included in average calculations.
|Scholarships and Grants||
If a merit-based scholarship administered by the University was received, the name of the scholarship or award and the year it was awarded will be listed. External scholarships do not appear on transcripts.
An official transcript is available in two formats: digital and paper.
Digital transcripts are issued by the University of Waterloo and are made available through the MyCredsTM Learner portal. Digital transcripts can be shared securely with educational institutions, employers, government authorities, and other third parties. Students can access official transcripts faster and share them worldwide making for faster decision making for employers and educational institutions.
Learn more about how the University of Waterloo is using MyCredsTM.
Paper transcripts are printed on security paper with the University of Waterloo seal and signature of the Registrar. Paper transcripts are issued by the Office of the Registrar, via The Centre, and are shipped directly to an address provided by the student.
Ordering a transcript
View information about requesting an official transcript on The Centre's website.
An unofficial transcript is meant for personal use and is not considered an official document.
In addition to what is listed on the official transcript, unofficial transcripts also include:
- Average calculations (e.g., term average, cumulative overall overage).
- Additional advising comment text.
- Before fall 2001, students in Applied Health Sciences, Arts, Environmental Studies, and Independent Studies who took a course in Engineering, Mathematics, or Science would have seen a letter grade derived from the assigned numeric grade. The original numeric grade will now appear. The original weighting value of the letter grade is used in average calculations.
- Before fall 2001, students in Engineering, Mathematics, or Science who took a course in Applied Health Sciences, Arts, Environmental Studies, and Independent Studies would have seen a numeric grade derived from the assigned letter grade. The original letter grade will now appear. The weighting value of the letter grade is used in average calculations.
- For courses taken before fall 1985, the grades are not included in averages and the attempts are not reflected in unit counts. These courses and grades will be considered when reviewing eligibility to graduate.
Students and alumni who have studied at Waterloo since September 2001 can self-generate an unofficial transcript at any time. See instructions on viewing an unofficial transcript.