Bowdoin College has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide online transcript ordering.

Delivery methods include:

  • Hold for Pickup (paper copy at registrar's office, 1st floor of Jewett Hall)
  • US Mail (paper copy sent US Mail)
  • Expedited Shipping (paper copy sent Fed-Ex)
  • Electronic PDF (secure email)

Shipping Information

  • There is a $20 charge for expedited shipping that you pay through the Clearinghouse with a credit card. Your card will only be charged after your order has been completed.

  • You may also request that your transcript be processed after final grades are posted or after your degree is awarded.

  • You can track your order status online through the Clearinghouse and/or choose to receive email or text alerts as your request is processed.

  • Normal processing time is 3-5 business days.

Order Transcripts

Current and former students, please visit to order all official transcripts.

  • Transcripts remain free of charge for all current and former students.
  • Transcripts will be issued only if all financial obligations to the College have been met.
  • Both hard copies and electronic copies bear the official seal of Bowdoin College.
  • Please allow 3-5 business days for your transcript order to be processed.

Unofficial Transcripts

Bowdoin College does not produce unofficial transcripts; however, current students are welcome to view their unofficial academic histories online through Degree Progress.

  • After logging into Polaris, click the link for Degree Progress under the Academic Profile block.
  • Once Degree Progress opens, select whether you would like to see your unofficial academic history as an entirety or by a specific term.

  • Click "print" to obtain a hard copy of your unofficial academic history.

  • Or, change the print options and select "Save as PDF" to download an electronic copy of your unofficial academic history. 

  • Please note, only current students are able to access an unofficial academic history. Alumni should follow the instructions above for requesting an official transcript.