Resources

Office of the Registrar

Welcome to the Office of the Registrar at Northwestern University School of Professional Studies. Our team can assist you with class registration, transcript requests, enrollment verification, veteran's benefits, diplomas, certificates and other document issues. 

Contact the Registration Team

Contact and Email Area of Assistance Email Phone
Registration Inbox General Help onlinereg@northwestern.edu 312-503-6951
Ruth Manyara
Academic Records Assistant I

Certificates
Enrollment Verification
Loan Deferrments
Transcripts

ruth.manyara@northwestern.edu 312-503-6624
Kristen Metcalfe
Academic Records Assistant II

Registration
 

kristen.metcalfe@northwestern.edu 312-503-6625
Ashley Cook
Academic Records Assistant II
Degree Audits
Petitions
ashley.cook@northwestern.edu 312-503-3120
Angela Bellestri
Registration Lead

Transfer Credit
Graduation/Diplomas
Course Scheduling

a-bellestri@northwestern.edu 312-503-1582
Mario Hagar
Data Analyst
mario.hagar@northwestern.edu 312-503-8471
Kimberly Chapman
Registrar
Veteran's Benefits kchapman@northwestern.edu 312-503-6951

Registering for Classes

Registration for all SPS courses is handled through the Northwestern University registration system, CAESAR. Toubleshooting and how-to instructions are included on this site. All students must manage their own class registrations.

University Transcripts

Official transcripts bear the university seal and a signature certifying its authenticity. Official transcripts are sensitive documents and their release requires a signature. For information regarding the laws governing the disclosure of student records, please read the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.


Graduate students whose degrees are conferred by the Graduate School (TGS) or McCormick School of Engineering should order transcripts from the University Registrar Office.

Requesting Electronic Transcripts

Certified PDF electronic transcripts and paper transcripts are now offered by the SPS Registrar's Office.

Important considerations:

  • Certified e-transcripts are available for downloaded (maximum of 3 downloads per transcript) for 30 days from date of issue.
  • Certified e-transcript delivery is available only to students who attended SCS July after July 2005.
  • It is the responsibility of the transcript requestor to verify that the recipient accepts electronic transcripts before making a request.
  • Certified e-transcripts are typically delivered within hours, except during times of scheduled maintenance or planned system outages.
  • There is a non-refundable $8 per transcript fee.

Current Students: Access the online transcript request through CAESAR. Review these directions for making requests within CAESAR. Transcripts requests must be paid for with a credit card.


Former Students: Access the online transcript request through the Parchment Exchange system. The site will walk you through placing your order, including delivery options and fees. Order updates will be emailed to you, and you can check your order status and history. Your credit card will only be charged after your order has been completed.

Requesting Paper Transcripts

Important considerations:

  • Paper transcripts are mailed via US Postal Service unless otherwise stated on the request.
  • FedEx is also available at an additional charge ($15 domestic; $30 international).
  • Regular Service transcript requests are processed and mailed within two business days of receipt of request. Fee for regular service requests is is $10 per transcript.
  • Immediate Service transcript requests are processed and mailed on the same day of receipt of request. Fee for immediate service requests is $25 per transcript. Please call our office to confirm receipt of your request at 312-503-6951.
  • During the months of December, January, June and July, processing time changes to 4 business days.
Current Students: Access the online transcript request through CAESAR. Review these directions for making requests within CAESAR. Transcripts requests must be paid for with a credit card.

Former Students: Access the online transcript request through the Parchment Exchange system. The site will walk you through placing your order, including delivery options and fees. Order updates will be emailed to you, and you can check your order status and history. Your credit card will only be charged after your order has been completed.

No refunds will be issued once an order is submitted. No transcript will be issued until payment is received. Transcript requests will not be processed for students with a transcript hold on their student record, or to a student who is delinquent in the payment of tuition or fees to the University.