Graduate Catalog

Grades, Transcripts and Diplomas

Grade Reports

Grade reports are available for students to view and print in BISON.

Transcripts and Diplomas

The official transcript is Gallaudet University's official statement of your academic record. It lists all courses (completed & currently enrolled) and all grades earned, along with the applicable semester. The official transcript also contains notations of majors, minors, degrees and graduation honors received.

Transcripts are not issued for students who owe money to the University or has any other outstanding obligations, i.e., library fines, dorm fees, parking tickets. It is against the law to make copies of transcripts from other institutions. You must make your request directly to that institution.

For your protection, we will not release an official transcript without your permission and signature. The official transcript is printed on security sensitive paper and contains the University Seal and the signature of the University Registrar.

Current Students, Faculty and Staff: (via BISON)

Please log in by entering your Gallaudet Username and password (Jane.Doe)

Your may order transcripts through BISON by:

  • Log onto BISON
  • Select Self Service
  • Select Student Center
  • From the drop-down menu, select Request Official Transcript

Former Students/Alumni - Click here for Fast and Easy Online Ordering

What are the benefits of making an online transcript request?

  • Convenient 24/7 ordering access, including order status check
  • Faster service due to reduced processing time
  • Secure transactions
  • Ability to order multiple transcripts for multiple recipients in one order

Your transcript request is securely linked to the Parchment website, which is the vendor that Gallaudet University contracts with to provide transcripts through an encrypted, secure service. To use this service, payment must be made by credit or debit card at the time of request.

Requesting RUSH (Same Day) Transcripts:

Gallaudet University offers RUSH service to obtain your official transcripts. *RUSH orders must be submitted by 1:00PM EST. The fee is $30 for RUSH processing.

Processing Times and Costs:

Service Fee Processing time/ additional info
Electronic (PDF)
  • $18.00 per copy (includes $3 transaction fee)

Ready 3-5 business days after 12 p.m.

Regular Mail
  • $18.00 per copy (includes $3 transaction fee)
  • Ready for mailing within 3-5 business days
  • within US - free; internationally, including Canada & Mexico - an additional $2.75 fee
Rush service
  • $30.00 per copy: add $3 transaction fee
  • *Processed on same business day, for PDFs or mail.
  • Domestic U.S. - add $27.50 to transcript fee, plus $3 transaction fee
  • International (including Canada & Mexico) - add $52.50 to transcript fee, plus $3 transaction fee
  • No delivery to P.O. boxes - MUST be a complete street address.
  • Rush/FedEx orders must be submitted by 1:00 p.m. EST for same business day mail out.

Requests are processed in the order received. Please allow additional time during peak periods, such as the start and end of the semester, final grade posting and degree posting.

Diplomas are issued only once. Any errors must be brought to the attention of the Registrar’s Office within 90 days of receipt. At that time, the original diploma must be returned to the university. Diplomas will not be released to students with a balance owed to the University or an incomplete Exit Interview.