Office Former Student Records 

 

Records Requested by Former Students

The Office of Former Student Records maintains the permanent student records for the majority of Chicago Public Elementary and High Schools. Upon written request by the former student, the department can provide a copy of a high school transcript, verify a graduation date from high school, elementary transcript and/or provide a copy of an elementary registration card or immunization records.

Chicago Public Schools does not offer a walk-in records request service and does not provide same-day or expedited document return services. Therefore, when making your records requests, please consider the following projected timelines to receive your records:

Year of Attendance Location
1989 to the Present 2-3 business days from the time we receive your request
Prior to 1989 5-7 business days from the time we receive your request

Document requests by former students are subject to the following fees - the first records request made by a former student is complimentary, but each additional request requires a $4.00 money order made payable to Chicago Public Schools.

Please note that we ONLY mail out transcripts as CPS does not provide a walk-in service. Records are mailed to your desired location via the US postal service. Remember to allow sufficient time to receive your transcripts since CPS does not offer expedited return service.

If you are seeking a copy of your immunization records on file prior to 1989, you must submit your request directly to your former school.

Recent Gradutes – Transcript Requests:

If you are seeking a copy of your High School Transcript and have graduated or withdrawn from a CPS High School within the past 5 years, you must submit your request directly to your former high school.

Third Party Requests

Third Parties requesting records on behalf of a former student must mail your authorized request with a $10 company check or money order (per request) made payable to Chicago Public Schools.

We are no longer accepting faxed requests from Third Party Requestors.

Year of Attendance Location
1989 to the Present Chicago Public School
Attn: Office of Compliance
3532 W. 47th Place
Chicago, IL. 60632
Allow 2-3 days response time from the time we receive your mailed in request.

 

Year of Attendance Location

1988 and Prior

Chicago Public Schools
Former Student Records
3532 W. 47th Place, 1st Floor
Chicago, IL. 60632
Allow 5-7 days response time from the time we receive your mailed in request.

Third party request for records must be on business or institutional letter head with an appropriate signed authorization and release from the former student.

Requests must include a minimum of the following information:

  • Students name at the time of graduation
  • School and year of graduation
  • Date of birth

All Third Party requests will be returned by fax unless requested otherwise.

Records Requests for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Filings

Former or current students seeking their elementary and high school transcripts for a DACA filing should submit a printable application with a $4.00 money order made payable to Chicago Public Schools. And indicate that their request is for purposes of a DACA filing.

Printable applications should be submitted to:

Chicago Public Schools
Attn: Office of Compliance
3532 W. 47th Place
Chicago, IL. 60632

Contact Information

Former Student Records
773-535-4110
| Main
773-535-4112 | Fax
3532 W. 47th Place, Chicago, IL 60632

Resources

Online Application for Former Student Records
Printable Application for Former Student Records

Page Last Modified on Wednesday, May 11, 2016