Official transcripts for both current students and alumni are available online through the National Student Clearinghouse. Official Transcripts are issued by North Seattle College’s Records office and bear the registrar’s signature.
It is the student’s responsibility to correctly and completely fill out all Official Transcript Requests, whether submitted via our form or the National Student Clearing House. The following information must be submitted and correct for us to process all Official Transcript Requests, including their full current name, recipient address, payment information and the number of copies requested.
About Official Transcripts
Official transcripts are issued by North Seattle College Registrar's Office and bear the registrar's signature and college seal. Official transcripts for student records who have not attended in the last 6 years, will take approximately 10 business days to process. Official transcripts for student records who have attended in the last 6 years, will take approximately 3-4 business days to process.
Expecting longer wait times, processing times during the week directly following the end of the quarter may take up to 7 business days. We cannot accept RUSH orders. All requests are processed in the order that they are received.
Internationally Mailed Transcripts
For the first request only, official transcripts being sent to an international destination will be sent via FedEx with the cost covered by the College. Additional official transcripts can be sent via FedEx to international destinations, but the fee will be the student’s responsibility. At this point, students must request official transcripts be sent via FedEx.
Unofficial transcripts are free and may be retrieved from the ctcLink Student Homepage through the Academic Records tile. You can find instructions on how to access your unofficial transcript here. Unofficial copies have neither the college seal nor an official signature. They are most often used for advising and employment-related purposes. Students and alumni may access unofficial transcripts as often as needed without charge.
North Seattle College has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to process online transcript requests and payment. Online transcript requests carry an additional per-recipient fee, plus a normal fee of $7.50 per transcript. Fees must be paid with a credit card.
The National Student Clearinghouse website directs you through placing your order, including delivery options and fees as follows:
- Order as many transcripts as you like in a single session.
- Complete the Consent to Release form. The completed form must be signed and is required to be returned to the National Student Clearinghouse before orders are processed and credit cards charged.
- Return your completed Consent to Release form to:
National Student Clearinghouse
13454 Sunrise Valley Drive
Herndon, VA 20171
(703) 742-4238 (fax)
Contact the National Student Clearinghouse if you need help or have questions about their transcript ordering service. Phone: (703) 742-7791
Note: In Person exchanges are currently unavailable.
Students must have a ctcLink ID when using the transcript request form for ordering. If you have not already done so, please activate your ctcLink ID. You can find instructions on how to activate your ctcLink ID here.
Official transcripts can be ordered in person through Front Counter Services at the Admissions/Registration Office. The cost for official transcripts is $7.50 per transcript.
Photo identification is required when picking up an official transcript. Official transcripts will only be released to a third party upon written authorization from the student whose name is associated with the official transcript.