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Northwestern University School of Professional Studies

Office of the Registrar

The School of Professional Studies Registrar’s Office is closed to the public at this time

Should you need to submit a paper form to the office, please scan or photograph it and submit via email.

We will continue to provide most services remotely.

 The following in-person services are suspended for the foreseeable future:

  • Verification of documents via a seal or wet signature
  • In person review or pick up of student records, including printed transcripts
  • Responding to any mailed or faxed requests
  • Notary and apostille services
Please check this web page for up to date news and more detailed contact information.

 

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, veterans' benefits, diplomas, certificates and other document issues.

Registering for Classes

Registration for all SPS courses is handled through the Northwestern University registration system, CAESAR. Troubleshooting 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 SPS 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. (CAESAR Homepage > Academic Records > Request Official Transcript). 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 four business days.
Current Students: Access the online transcript request through CAESAR. (CAESAR Homepage > Academic Records > Request Official Transcript).  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.

Contact the Registration Team

Contact and Email Area of Assistance Email Phone

Registration Inbox

General Help onlinereg@northwestern.edu
312-503-6951

Michael Fernandez

Academic Records Assistant I

Enrollment Verification
Loan Deferments
Transcripts                    PDP Certificates

onlinereg@northwestern.edu 312-503-6951

Kairis Wright

Academic Records Assistant II

Registration 

 

onlinereg@northwestern.edu 312-503-6951

Cynthia Calderon

Academic Records Assistant II

Student Affairs Petitions
Post -Bacc and Advanced Graduate Certificates

312-503-6951

Ashley Cook

Registration Lead

Transfer Credit
Graduation/Diplomas
Veterans' Benefits

ashley.cook@northwestern.edu 312-503-6951

Kimberly Chapman

Registrar

kchapman@northwestern.edu
312-503-6951
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