How do I order my Official Transcript?
All transcript orders are placed online:
- Current Students: Log in to Merlin and select Students > Academic Profile > Transcript Request.
- Former Students: Connect to Parchment
- Former Shimer College Students: Connect to the Shimer College Storefront via Parchment
If you attended both North Central College and Shimer College, order each transcript separately through the respective links above.
Transcript ordering and fulfillment services for North Central College are provided by Parchment.
Character Education Institute Transcript Orders
To order your Character Education Institute transcript, please visit North Central College’s Parchment storefront at http://www.parchment.com/u/registration/33396/account.
Begin placing your transcript order as if for a North Central College transcript. Then select “Character Education Institute” on the Item Details page when ordering.
Note: If you have also attended North Central College, your Character Education Institute transcript is a separate record and will not include any undergraduate or graduate coursework taken by you at North Central College. Place separate orders for your NCC and CEI transcripts.
General Transcript Facts, Types & Information
What is a transcript?
An Official Transcript is an official document used for the purpose of outlining your academic history at the college. It provides a term-by-term list of your courses including courses in progress and future registered courses. Credits attempted and earned, grades received, term and cumulative GPA and academic standing, including honors, probation and dismissal are displayed on the transcript. Degrees conferred along with major(s) and minor(s) are also listed. Extracurricular activities and non-classroom achievements are not included on an Official Transcript.
The College's transcript is a complete record of all academic work taken at this institution, regardless of whether the student was enrolled at the undergraduate level or graduate level or both. The College does not produce partial transcripts.
What is an Academic Transcript?
An academic transcript is the College’s official certification of courses taken by, grades earned by, and degrees conferred upon an individual student. Students and alumni may need an academic transcript when seeking admission to graduate or professional schools, applying for external scholarships and fellowships, transferring to another institution, or completing applications for employment.
Character Education Institute
The Character Education Institute curriculum is not a North Central College academic program. Therefore, students who have attended both North Central College and the Character Education Institute will have a separate transcript for each. A Character Education Institute transcript does not include any undergraduate or graduate coursework a student may have taken at North Central College, and a North Central College transcript does not include any Character Education Institute courses a student may have taken.
Grade Processing and Transcripts
Grades are recorded on transcripts at the end of each academic term. Currently-enrolled students may request that a transcript order be held until grades for the current term are recorded or until a degree is conferred and posted. This option is presented during ordering. For those who request this option, official transcripts will not be produced until all grades and/or degrees have been finalized and posted in order to avoid sending partial grade information. Once grades and/or degrees have been processed for all students, transcript production will resume.
Questions regarding transcripts or transcript orders may be directed to North Central’s Office of the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-637-5252.