What types of transcripts are there?
can be printed for the student's own record through Student
Official transcripts are
processed through the Transcript Office and may be sent directly to colleges, employers
or the student
How can I obtain a
What if I need a transcript
Internet requests are
processed in 1 business day for a cost of $13 per transcript
in-Person or Postal Mail
Rush Service may be requested for a cost of $10 per transcript,
and is processed in 2 business days.
Under what circumstances
will my transcript be held?
Failure to make payments
of any amounts owed to the College when they become due, is
considered sufficient cause to withhold future enrollment,
grades, transcripts, diplomas, certificates and/or degrees.
Will I be able to order my 2
free transcripts online?
You can request transcripts by:
All financial obligations to Palomar College must
be cleared before transcripts will be issued.
Transcripts may not be picked up by another
person unless the student has given written authorization with the
request. The designated person will be expected to show a picture
I.D. before obtaining the transcript.
A Palomar College transcript is a complete record
of a student's enrollment at Palomar. Partial transcripts are not
available. In addition, the College will not provide students with
copies of another institution's transcript that we may have in our
Students are entitled to receive
2 free transcripts in their career
under the Education Code.
$13.00 per transcript (after first two free
via Internet processing (1 business day)
$5.00 per transcript (after first two free
in person via postal mail for regular processing (7-10 business
$10.00 per transcript (after first two free
in person or via postal mail for rush service processing (2
Fees are payable by:
Check made payable to Palomar College
Credit card: Visa or MasterCard only (request
must include credit card number, expiration date, and signature
of card holder)
The quickest and most convenient way to
request a transcript is to order it online through
Palomar College has partnered with Credentials Inc to accept transcript
orders over the Internet via a secured site. Please contact Credentials
Inc. Customer Service at (800) 646-1858 if you need assistance with this
service. Hours of operation: M-TH: 7 am - 7pm Central Time and F: 7 am -
5 pm Central Time. If you do not have access to the Internet, call
Credentials Inc at (847) 716-3000.
24/7 access: The student can
enter the request around the clock from the comfort of his/her own
PC from anywhere in the world.
Faster Service: Records from
summer session 1983 to present can be mailed within one business
day. Records prior to summer session 1983 will be mailed within five
Easy address look-up: A
pull-down menu will provide the addresses of many schools.
Exact addressing: The student
enters the address exactly as it should appear avoiding the
risk of transcripts being misdirected because of typographical
errors or the inability to decipher a hand-written address.
Release Form online: The student
types the required information onto a web form instead of printing
out a form and completing it by hand.
Easy checking: The student can
look online 24/7 to make sure the transcript has been printed. If
express mail service was purchased, the tracking number can be
If there is a problem in processing, the student will receive an
email notification and can see what the problem is immediately,
without waiting for the mailed notification.
Exact pricing: The student is
told immediately what the total cost will be, and can pay by credit
card. The student doesn't have to worry about delays caused when a
check is sent in the wrong amount because the student had to guess
the amount owed.
Communications channel: an email
is sent to the student each time that there is a status change in
the transcript order. From receipt of the order to the notice when
the transaction is completed, the student is automatically notified
each step of the way. This becomes especially important if there are
any problems with the order such as holds or encumbrances.
Sign in to
Click on the Student Center tab
Under "My Records and Enrollment", click on the
Official Transcript link
Follow the instructions on the
Former Students (attended prior to Summer 1983):
Click on Check Order Status to check the status
of your transcript order:
You may come in person to submit a request at the Transcript Office,
located on the parking lot side of the Student Services Center on the San Marcos
campus. You may request regular or rush service, and fees are payable
when the request is turned in. Photo
Identification (Palomar ID or legal picture ID) is required
at the time the request is made and at the time pickup is made. Your
transcript will not be given to a representative unless you send a
signed note authorizing Palomar College to release it.
Regular Service requires 7-10 business days processing
time (not including mailing time, holidays or weekends). There is a $5 fee per transcript after requesting the two free copies.
Rush Service requires 2 business days processing time
for your transcripts (not including mailing time, holidays or weekends).
It will be mailed out to the address you specify. There is a $5 fee per
transcript for this service, in addition to the $5 transcript fee.
If you wish to request your transcript by mail, please print the
Transcript Request Form (pdf format - requires free
Adobe Acrobat Reader) or include
the following information in your letter to Palomar College:
- Student's full name or name used while in
- Date of Birth
- Social Security Number or Palomar Student
- Current address
- Daytime telephone number
- Graduation date or years attended
- Name and address of the individual or school
to receive the transcript
- Number of copies requested
- Student's legal signature on the request
Include payment by check, money order or
credit card (MasterCard or VISA only). Regular processing requires 7-10
business days and costs $5 each after the first two transcripts in a student's
career. Rush processing requires 2 business days and costs $10 each ($5
transcript fee and $5 rush service fee). Processing time does not include
mailing times, holidays or weekends.
All fees and signatures must be received before
transcripts are issued. Please make your check payable to Palomar College.
MasterCard or Visa payments require you to provide credit card number,
expiration date, and cardholder signature on your request.
Mail your request to the address listed below.
1140 W. Mission Rd
San Marcos, California, 92069