How does a PDF transcript work?
Certified PDFs have been digitally signed. When opened, they’ll display a digital signature along with a blue ribbon that verifies that the document is authentic.
Our certified PDF transcripts are delivered electronically over a secure network to the email address of the recipient you specify when you order. We’ll send the recipient instructions on how to access the transcript. The recipient should check his or her junk mail folder if this email does not arrive.
How long can I access my PDF transcript?
You’ll be notified via email when your transcript access information has been sent and again when the recipient has downloaded the PDF. The recipient will have 45 days to download your PDF transcript before it expires. Some recipients will only download the transcript for 30 days after receiving.
Indiana University will not certify the authenticity of any PDF transcript that has been replicated or forwarded to anyone other than the original recipient. If you need to send your official transcript to more than one person, you must order multiple copies.
Before you order a PDF transcript, you should:
- Make sure that the recipient will accept an electronic transcript.
- Verify the email address where the PDF transcript will be sent.
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