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American River College has contracted with Parchment to provide transcript ordering and electronic delivery of PDF transcripts. Parchment can send PDF transcripts through an encrypted and secure service to any valid email address (another college or university, third-party recipient, or the requestor).

Current students, former students, and alumni can request a PDF transcript online anytime and from virtually anywhere. Submit separate orders for each Los Rios college attended.

Current Students

Order official transcripts online through eServices. Click Academic Records, then Request Official Transcript.

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Alumni and Former Students

Alumni and former students can order official transcripts online directly through Parchment.

Alumni Transcript Order

Check Order Status Online

Current and former students can check the status of a transcript order online via their Parchment account.


The first two transcripts requests are free for each Los Rios college attended. After that, each transcript request costs $5.00. New Parchment users need to set up an account for the first order.

Advantages of Ordering Transcripts Online

  • You can order transcripts anytime, anywhere, through our partner, Parchment.
  • Sending digital transcripts gets your credentials there almost instantaneously – it's the fastest way!
  • Check your order status and order history online, through your Parchment Credential Profile.
  • Parchment sends automatic order updates via email. From receipt of the order to order completion, the requestor is automatically notified each step of the way.
  • You can send transcripts digitally to professional application services such as LSAC and AMCAS.

Important Order Information

Orders Needed Quickly

If you need your transcript quickly, then we recommend that you select the PDF delivery option. PDF transcripts are official transcripts. However, please be aware that when sending a PDF transcript to yourself, it cannot then be forwarded to a different email address. Forwarding a PDF transcript makes it unofficial. If your transcript is going to a third party, then you should have it sent directly to their email address.

Student and Alumni Responsibilities

Students and alumni assume responsibility for the following:

  • Providing the correct mailing address and/or email address.
  • Ensuring the recipient accepts your chosen method of delivery.
  • Ordering with enough time to meet the recipient's deadline.
  • Following up with the recipient to ensure the order's arrival.

Current Semester Transcripts

Official transcripts for the current semester will be processed after final grades are submitted. At the end of the semester, you can check that your current grades are included by viewing your unofficial transcript in eServices. Work-In-Progress grades will be included for current courses.

Third Party Authorization

Student records are protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). If a third party is picking up your transcripts, they must provide an authorization signed by you. Online requests that are automatically verified through eServices (or another automated authentication) are the exception to this rule.

Lost Transcripts

We are not responsible if your transcript is lost by the US Postal Service, FedEx, or the school or agency it was sent to. We are also not responsible if you provide the wrong mailing address and your transcript is lost as a result. You will have to pay the normal fees for new transcript orders.

Order Transcripts by Mail

Submit a completed transcript request form to American River College. Make a check or money order payable to Los Rios Community College District (the fee is $5.00 per transcript request). Mail to:

American River College
Attn: Admissions
4700 College Oak Drive
Sacramento, CA 95841

Download the ARC Transcript Request Form.

Limited Processing

We are processing paper transcript orders on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Currently, the following request options are not available:

  • Rush requests with an in-person pick-up
  • FedEx overnight delivery

We hope to resume all processing options in Spring 2023.


Visit the Parchment Help Center if you have questions about ordering or email notifications, experience login issues, or need help. You can also engage with ParchieBot, an intelligent chat function designed to answer your questions and provide order information.