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What is an electronic transcript (eTranscript)?
It is a secure, digitally signed PDF of your official Elmhurst College transcript. The eTranscript has an additional first page that provides information regarding the document itself. The eTranscript is downloaded from a secure website as a PDF document and is protected by an electronic signature. The electronic signature guarantees that the document was sent from the Elmhurst College Records and Registration Office and the document has not been altered.

Is an eTranscript different from traditional printed transcripts?
The content of the transcripts is identical. The eTranscript has an additional first page that provides information about the document itself.

Is the eTranscript official?
Yes, it is an official document from Elmhurst College. The content of the transcript is identical to a printed transcript. The electronic signature of the College Registrar appears on the transcript.

What are the advantages of the electronic delivery of my transcript?
The requestor is notified when the recipient received the official transcript. Delivery is within minutes of the request being processed (more reliable than surface mailing with faster delivery).  More organizations are insisting on electronic documents and are not willing to accept paper documents.

How do I know if the university or organization will accept an eTranscript?
It is your responsibility to verify that the recipient will accept delivery of an electronic PDF transcript.

How long is the eTranscript available to the recipient?
Your eTranscript can be downloaded for up to 60 days after it is originally sent. After 60 days your eTranscript will no longer be available for download. You will have to place another order.

Do I need any special software or configuration on my computer?
You may use any Web browser (be sure to have the most recent version) and you must have a copy of Adobe Reader 6.04 or higher installed.

Are there students who may not request this service?
Students whose last term of enrollment was prior to fall 2002.

I provided the wrong email address for the recipient. Can I correct this mistake?
If the email address was a valid address and if the transcript was delivered and opened, you will need to make a new transcript request. The regular fee will be charged again. If the transcript has not been opened, we can resend it to the correct address at no additional charge.
 

Any further questions can be directed to the
Office of Registration and Records
190 Prospect Avenue
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-3296
Telephone: (630) 617-3052
Fax:  (630) 617-3245 

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