FAQs: Transcripts, Wait Lists


How can I order a copy of my transcript?

For an official transcript, complete a transcript request form available at our office, or on our website here. The bottom must be hand-signed for us to process it. Return the form to the Office of Records & Registration and we will order your transcript. Please allow 1-2 business days to process your request.

If you do not have access to this form, you may fax (212) 995-4424 or mail a transcript request to our office – please include the following information: your name, student ID number, date of birth, the degree you earned at Stern, your years of attendance, the number of copies of the transcript you would like, the address we should send the transcripts to, and your signature.

For a copy of your unofficial transcript, students who still have access to Albert may download a digital copy on their own by following the steps listed here. Unfortunately, if they no longer have access, they will need to order an unofficial copy the same way they would an official one.

Official transcripts are not sent electronically at this time.

How many transcripts can I request?

A maximum of 10 unofficial transcripts and/or 1 official transcript will be processed for each request. 

How much does it cost to order a transcript?

There is no charge for transcripts.

Can I have a transcript faxed or e-mailed to me?

No. Since transcripts contain sensitive personal information, we do not send them by electronic means. We will mail transcripts to you, or hold them for pick-up at our office.

Can a transcript request be rushed and processed in a day?

Yes, so long as the transcript hold on their Albert account has been released, and everything was properly transferred over from AIS. Otherwise, it may take a day for IT to run the AIS requests for printing.

When will my transcript arrive?

Transcripts are mailed out the day after processing, and are sent out via standard USPS air mail. It typically takes 5-7 business days for transcripts to arrive. Unfortunately, there is no tracking information provided.

If you need your transcripts more urgently, you can provide our office with an expedited shipping label from a courier service such as FedEx, UPS, or DHL, and we will drop the transcript off with them and supply you with the tracking information. Expedited shipping is strongly recommended for international shipping, as USPS air mail may take several weeks to a month to arrive.

As a current student, how do I obtain an unofficial transcript on Albert?

You can follow the instructions listed on the step sheet found here.

If I request an unofficial transcript, will it be ready faster than an official transcript?

Both official and unofficial transcripts will take 1-2 business days to process. Current students can print unofficial transcripts via Albert. Click here for more information.

I need my transcripts sent to another institution and there is a form that needs to be sent along with the transcripts, will you be able to process the request?

When you submit the transcript request, please indicate any special instructions on the form and we will send the necessary documents along with the transcript to the appropriate institution.

Wait Lists

How do I waitlist for a class?

Please refer to the Albert waitlist student guide for step-by-step instructions.

Is the waitlist administered on a first come, first served basis?

Waitlists are not evaluated on a first come, first served basis. We take into account a variety of criteria when deciding a student's waitlist position, including: student program; expected graduation date; total credits earned thus far; whether or not the course was selected as part of the student's lottery and the priority ranking, etc

How will I know if a seat becomes available to me?

You will receive an email if a seat becomes available to you in a class for which you have waitlisted. Instructions on how to accept/decline the waitlist offer will be included. Note: students will NOT be notified if a seat does not open up in a waitlisted class.

How does a seat in a course “open up?”

A seat in a course opens when a registered student drops the course.

Am I guaranteed a seat in a class if I am signed up on the waitlist?

No, but we do our best to get as many waitlisted students as possible enrolled into a class

I removed myself from the waitlist, however, I wish to put my name back on, but the system does not allow me to. What should I do?

Please e-mail the Office of Records & Registration at registrn@stern.nyu.edu and we will be more than glad to add your name back to the waitlist.