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Degree Certificates and Transcripts

 

All students will be issued one free copy of their degree certificate upon graduation. One free copy of your academic transcript will also be posted to you within four weeks following congregation. If you did not receive your first certificate or transcript please contact your college.

Ordering additional or replacement copies

Please read all of the information on these pages carefully before placing your order.

Paper copies of transcripts and degree certificates can be ordered via our Online Store. Please click on the links in the table below to access the Online Store:

Academic transcripts (graduated in 2006 or earlier? Please read this first)

£25 (further copies within the same order can be purchased for £10 each)

Replacement degree certificates (original)

£15 per degree

Alternative design degree certificates

£40 per degree

DHL delivery service

£15 per address

Owing to high demand it may take up to 28 working days to dispatch transcripts and replacement certificates. Alternative degree certificates may take up to three months to dispatch. To ensure a fair service we are unable to expedite orders.

If your name has changed and you wish to update this on your certificate or transcript please contact student.registry@admin.cam.ac.uk, attaching a scanned copy of your passport ID page before placing your order.

Applications for copies of degree certificates and transcripts must be made by the student/former student themselves. Requests for copies of degree certificates or transcripts by a third party will not be actioned.

The Student Registry has no connection with GCSE / A-Level examinations or overseas examinations. These are administered by Cambridge Assessment (previously known as the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate). For information on these topics (including past exam results) please visit the Cambridge Assessment website.

DHL Delivery Service

There is also an option for a DHL delivery service at an additional cost of £15.00 per address. This service is strongly recommended to ensure safe delivery. The University does not accept responsibility for items lost in transit.

This is available to purchase on the Online Store as a separate item which you can add to your basket. Where multiple deliveries are required, the £15.00 is payable for each different address.

 

Academic Transcripts

Before making a purchase, check your unofficial transcript to see if marks are available for your course by logging on to CamSIS Extended Self-Service.

Please be advised that Tripos (undergraduate) paper marks have only been collected for transcripts since 2003, and there are gaps in some subjects. If your transcript does not contain the individual paper marks it will still contain the paper titles and the overall class obtained for each Part.

Marks for other examinations, where available, have been attached to records after this date. For example, marks for MPhil exams have only been collected since 2006.

 

Ordering Transcripts

Paper copies of academic transcripts

Please allow up to 28 working days for dispatch.

Paper transcripts are priced at £25 for the first copy, then £10 for each additional copy within the same order. They are identical to the online transcript and are available to order as follows;

DHL Delivery Service

There is also an option for a DHL delivery service at an additional cost of £15.00 per address. This service is strongly recommended to ensure safe delivery. The University does not accept responsibility for items lost in transit.

This is available to purchase on the Online Store as a separate item which you can add to your basket. Where multiple deliveries are required, the £15.00 is payable for each different address.

 

Digital Copies of Academic Transcripts

The University of Cambridge now issues official University transcripts online through a secure electronic document system called Digitary.

Digitary enables students to access their documents online and allows recruiters and others to verify the authenticity of electronic documents via a secure website hosted at the University of Cambridge. It uses highly advanced technologies and is much more secure than traditional paper verification methods.

Documents are digitally signed to make them legally valid and tamper-evident, allowing for quicker and more efficient verification of genuine documents.

There is a one-off charge of £25 for lifetime access to and unlimited use of Digitary.

Current students can access Digitary by logging into CamSIS Self-Service and clicking on ‘Transcripts’ on the main page.

Former students can register to use an Extended version of Self-Service (ESS). After you have registered you can log in and access Digitary by clicking on ‘Transcripts’ on the main page.

Please note, Extended Self-Service and Digitary are only available to students who matriculated in 1980 or later; if you matriculated before this time you will not be able to register for Extended Self Service or access a digital transcript. Please purchase a paper copy instead.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

I completed more than one course at the University, do I need to purchase multiple transcripts?

No, your transcript contains your entire academic record with the University. Therefore if you have completed multiple courses they will be listed in chronological order on your transcript.

Can I add/change/remove information from my transcript?

No, your transcript is produced automatically by pulling all of the relevant information from your student record and formatting it accordingly. Therefore there is no way to change or amend it. However you may be able to have your department or your College provide you with an unofficial supplementary transcript if you require extra information. Please contact your departmental  or College administrator for information.

I need to have an additional document sent with my transcript for admission to another university.

Please place your order online first. Then send an email to student.registry@admin.cam.ac.uk, quoting your order reference number and attaching the document to your email. Please include any further instructions in your email.

What if I forgot/don’t know my CRSid or USN?

You will need to contact the Student Registry, giving your full name, date of birth, College and matriculation term, by emailing student.registry@admin.cam.ac.uk to confirm your details.

What is my matriculation term?

This is your registration term – the term you first started as a student at the University.

How can I subscribe to Digitary?

Access is via CamSIS Self-Service for current students or students who left in the summer of 2013 or later.  Students who left earlier than summer 2013 can access Digitary via a separate CamSIS Extended Self Service login.

I cannot view my transcript in Digitary. What should I do?

Before you try to sign in to Digitary, please make sure that your browser has popups enabled for website camsis.cam.ac.uk. Please be aware that the Digitary service requires the use of Internet Explorer or Firefox. Google Chrome/Safari are not currently compatible.

How does the sharing of my transcript work in Digitary?

Document sharing works by generating a secure and unique URL to the Digitary site. You can control the level of access associated with the URL and you can choose how the URL is delivered to the person you wish to share your document with. Further information on how to use Digitary is available, including a Help Guide with screen shots.

If you have any further queries please contact:

Student Registry, University of Cambridge, 4 Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RZ.

Tel: +44 (0)1223 766302

Email: student.registry@admin.cam.ac.uk

 

Degree Certificates

Please note that only one degree will be displayed on your certificate.  Therefore, if you require certificates for more than one degree you must order the correct amount.

Orders for certificates should only be made after your degree is conferred.

Replacement or supplementary copies of your original degree certificate will be charged at £15.00. Please allow up to 28 working days for dispatch.

Alternative design certificates bear the arms of the University printed in colour with details hand written by a calligrapher. The dimensions are 350mm x 244mm which is larger than the original certificate. Alternative degree certificates are for display purposes only and do not replace the original degree certificates which should be retained as proof of graduation. They are available to order at a charge of £40.00. Please allow up to 3 months for dispatch.

 

Ordering degree certificates

Alternative design certificates are £40 and standard certificates are priced at £15. You can place and pay for your order:

DHL Delivery Service

There is also an option for a DHL delivery service at an additional cost of £15.00 per address. This service is strongly recommended to ensure safe delivery. The University does not accept responsibility for items lost in transit.

This is available to purchase on the Online Store as a separate item which you can add to your basket. Where multiple deliveries are required, the £15.00 is payable for each different address.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why doesn’t my BA certificate have my subject or class on it?

No overall class is assigned to the degree issued by the University of Cambridge. Instead, each Part of a Tripos is self-contained and you obtain separate results for each one: there is no averaging out for a final degree. In addition, your degree certificate will not state the subject(s) that you have studied: the degree you receive is the BA degree. You do not, for example, get a BA in History but you could take a Part I in the Historical Tripos and a Part II in the Historical Tripos and thus qualify for the BA degree. Instead your transcript will list the papers you took and the results obtained, where recorded.

Can I get a digital copy of my certificate?

No. For security reasons, the University only issues the degree certificate as a hard copy. 

I completed more than one course at the University, do I need to purchase multiple certificates?

There is only one degree per certificate. Therefore if you completed more than one course and you require a certificate for all of your completed courses you will need to purchase multiple copies. When you place the item in your basket you will be able to specify which degree you need to have on the certificate.

I never received a free copy of my degree certificate.

All students who have their degree awarded are issued a certificate. Check with your College in the first instance to see where your certificate was sent.

If you have any further queries please contact:

Student Registry, University of Cambridge, 4 Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RZ.

Tel: +44 (0)1223 766302

Email: student.registry@admin.cam.ac.uk