Records Requested by Former Students
Please be advised that effective DECEMBER 1, 2017 Chicago Public Schools, Former Student Records
requires a $15.00 payment per record request.
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.
You may request copies of your permanent student records one of two ways: (1) submit an online application or (2) by printing out the application, completing it and either faxing it or mailing it to the appropriate location noted on the application.
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 / Allow extra time to receive via US mail
|1988 and Prior
||5-7 business days from the time we receive your request / Allow extra time to receive via US mail
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.