Request a Transcript
Student records are protected by the FERPA privacy act. Only the student may request a copy of his/her academic record. Transcripts will not be sent by fax. Transcripts will not be released if you have an outstanding financial obligation with Luther College. Contact the Financial Services Office (563-387-1015) if you have questions about your account.
Types of Transcripts
Unofficial – sent only to the student. Does not bear the college seal and signature. Only one copy sent to the student per request.
Official – sent to whomever the student requests it to be sent to. Bears the college seal and signature.
No charge for an unofficial copy. One copy per request.
No charge for each official copy to students who are currently enrolled or who have paid the $50 Lifetime Academic Transcript Fee (this fee allows for lifetime transcripts at no additional charge. This charge was assessed to all full-time students beginning fall 2013).
$5.00 charge for each official copy to students who have not paid the Lifetime Academic Transcript Fee or are not currently enrolled. This includes graduates and former students.
$30.00 additional charge for UPS overnight mailing (U.S. only). Check with the Registrar’s Office for international UPS rates as they are often considerably higher. We now offer the option of sending transcripts electronically for no extra fee (see info under Method of Delivery).
Requesting a Transcript
Electronic – Log in to the Request a Transcript form. This request method requires your Norse key and password. After logging in, the transcript request form will be displayed. This request method requires graduates and former students to pay for the official transcripts via credit card. The request is sent electronically to us after you submit it. If you have forgotten your user name and password, please try our automated forgot my norse key to reset your password or contact the LIS Technology helpdesk at 563-387-1000.
Paper – Download the transcript request form (pdf), print, fill out, sign, and mail it, along with payment (cash, check, or money order) if it applies, to the Office of the Registrar, 700 College Drive, Luther College, Decorah, IA 52101. If you prefer, you can fax the transcript request to 563-387-1129 (Office of the Registrar). However, we will not release the transcript unless payment has first been received (if applicable).
In Person – Request forms are available in the Registrar’s Office during office hours (8-5 weekdays). Payment, if it applies, is required for each request.
By Mail – Allow at least 48 hours (2 working days) processing time. Additional processing time may be required at the end of a semester. You must provide us with a mailing address on the transcript request form. After 48 hours, you can check the status of your transcript on my.luther.edu/student menu/academic profile.
E-transcript – Luther now offers an official electronic delivery method via eSCRIP-SAFE. eSCRIP-SAFE allows us to send your transcript to the eSCRIP-SAFE server by secure internet connection. The content of your official transcript is then converted into a PDF document and delivered to the email address you provide to us.
Unofficial E-transcripts are sent only to you and will be stamped "issued to student".
Official E-transcripts are sent only to a third party.
E-transcripts cannot be forwarded to another email address.
Once we process your transcript request, eSCRIP-SAFE will send the recipient an email containing a secure link to access your official transcript. The recipient will have 14 days to open up the email. After that, the transcript can no longer be viewed. Once viewed, the transcript will remain available to the recipient for 24 hours after the initial viewing before being deleted from the server. Allow at least 48 hours (2 working days) processing time. Additional processing time may be required at the end of a semester. You must provide us with an email address, contact name, and college/business name on the transcript request form. Students who provide us with their email address on the transcript request form will receive two notifications emails from eSCRIP-SAFE – when the transcript has been sent and when it has been opened by the recipient.
The e-transcript is not available to students whose Luther record predates September 1, 1988.
Access to this form is restricted
To request a transcript, official or unofficial, electronically (requires user name and password, ie: norse key), please log in.
If you have forgotten your norse key (user name or password), please try our automated Forgot My Norse Key system to reset your password.
Mail or Fax Transcript Request form (pdf)
If you prefer, you can mail in your request and payment (cash, check or money order) by downloading and filling out a Transcript Request Form (pdf).
Questions: Contact the Registrar’s Office at 563-387-1234 or email@example.com if you have questions regarding your transcript request.