Transcript Requests

Official Transcripts

San Francisco Art Institute works with the National Student Clearinghouse for official transcript orders. Transcripts may be ordered online. To obtain an official transcript of your grades, submit an online Transcript Request form.

Content of Transcripts

Official SFAI transcripts list your coursework completed as an SFAI student; your full legal name; your degree/certificate program, and if applicable, your date of birth; an your SFAI ID number. Official transcripts also include a brief explanation of grades and are signed, dated, and sealed by the Registrar.

Transfer Course Notation on Transcripts
Though official transcripts note how many transfer credits from another institution were accepted toward your degree/certificate, it does not list the actual courses and grades from the other institutions that were transferred. Your grade point average (GPA) from transferred courses is not counted in your SFAI GPA. SFAI does not assume authority to issue official transcripts from other institutions, even those from which transferred credits were accepted. To obtain official transcripts of coursework done at other institutions, please contact the registrar’s office at those institutions. To view how your transferred courses satisfy required areas of your SFAI degree program, run your "Program Evaluation" (not a transcript) in WebAdvisor.

Processing Time/Fees

Regular Processing: $5 per transcript; processed within 5 business days.
Please note: In addition to the transcript fee, there is a $2.50 Clearinghouse fee per order for paper transcripts and Electronic Exchange transcripts, or a $3.50 Clearinghouse fee for electronic pdf transcripts.

Transcripts held for grades or degree postings will not be processed until after grades and/or degrees are posted (generally 2-3 weeks after the end of a semester). For students who attended SFAI prior to the year 2000, additional processing time may be required.

Delivery Options

Electronic PDF: After processing, your transcript recipient will be emailed a link to a secure Internet page where they can retrieve your official transcript. Upon delivery of that email notification, your credit card will be charged. The National Student Clearinghouse will guarantee that your recipient is notified that your transcript is ready for retrieval at the email address you provided when you placed the order; however, we cannot be responsible for whether or not your recipient retrieves or accepts the transcript.  We suggest you contact your recipient in advance and verify they are willing to accept your transcript via this delivery method
Hold for Pickup: After processing, transcript will be available for pickup at the Registrar's Office
Mail: After processing, transcript will be mailed to the recipient via regular First-class US mail

Contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar[at] for any questions.

Unofficial Transcripts

For current students or students who entered 1989 and after, to obtain an unofficial transcript of your grades, print one out from WebAdvisor by logging in to your account and clicking on “Unofficial Transcript” in the Students Menu. If you don't have or cannot remember your WebAdvisor username and/or password, click on "Username Information," or "What's My Password?" at the bottom of the screen.

IIf you attended SFAI before 1989, your records are in our archives and for verification purposes, you will need to order an official transcript.