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If you are seeking a copy of your High School Transcript and have graduated or withdrawn from a CPS High School within the past 5 years, you must submit your request directly to your former high school.