Submitting Official Transcripts to OCC

Students who have completed classes at another accredited College or University, and wish to submit the transcripts for prerequisite clearance or for meeting degree/certificate requirements, may send official transcripts to Orange Coast College in one of three ways:

Via Mail:
P O BOX 5005
COSTA MESA CA 92628-5005

Via E-mail:
If the sending institution sends official transcripts electronically via PDF, electronic transcripts can be sent directly via Parchment or to the email above. Sending electronic PDF transcripts is usually the fastest way to send us official transcripts. The transcripts must be sent directly from the sending institution's authorized agent. OCC will not accept forwarded transcripts from the student. 

In Person: Official transcripts can also be handed in person to the Enrollment Center front counter window, located on the first floor of Watson Hall, given that it is still sealed and unopened. Opened transcripts will be considered unofficial and cannot be accepted.

Once transcripts have been submitted to Enrollment Services, all OCC departments requesting official transcripts to be on file will have access to view your official transcripts. Currently, official transcripts take about 6 weeks to be evaluated (12 weeks for out-of-state and 4-year institutions).

Ordering OCC Transcripts

Official transcripts (paper and electronic) must be ordered online through Parchment. OCC does not accept transcript orders through the mail or via e-mail. Students on campus will have access to computers for online ordering in Watson Hall, the Computing Center and the Library. 

All students ordering for the first time will need to create an account with Parchment. This account will allow you to view all your orders and set up email communications regarding the status of your order. For rush orders, you can request special handling to guarantee that your request will be processed in two business days. For an extra charge, there’s also an option to have your request sent via Federal Express that allows for tracking. Orange Coast College does not offer same-day processing. 

We highly encourage students to utilize electronic PDF transcripts when ordering official transcripts as this will allow for fastest processing. Official PDF transcripts can be sent to yourself or directly to the receiving college/university.

Note: OCC does not accept Special Handling (Rush) requests for end-of-semester transcripts. Grades for the current semester will be available approximately 3 to 5 weeks after the last day of the term (3 weeks for spring & summer terms and 5 weeks for fall terms). If you are enrolled in the current semester and want your transcript to include those course grades, you can pre-order your transcript even before the semester ends. Be sure to select "Hold for Grades" in your order (do not select "Send Now") and once grades are in the system, your request will be processed in the order it was received. 

Official Transcripts

You may access this service and order official transcripts through your MyCoast portal account. By using this secured personal access, you will not be required to sign a consent form releasing your transcript therefore expediting your order.

  1. Log-in to your MyCoast portal.
  2. Click on the "Discover More" button on the bottom of the page.
  3. On the next page that loads, there will be search box at the top left. Search for "Transcripts".
  4. The "Transcripts" card should now appear. Under "Order Official Transcripts", click on "Orange Coast College".

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Unofficial Transcripts

Unofficial transcripts are accessible via your MyCoast portal account.

Official Transcripts

If you are a former student, you may access the online transcript ordering service by clicking on the button below.


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Unofficial Transcripts:

Former students can only order/request official copies of transcripts. OCC does not offer an unofficial transcript service.

Transcript Fees 

Fee Processing & Delivery
No Charge The first two requests (lifetime) for transcripts and/or verifications of enrollment are free of charge
$5.00 each A $5.00 fee is charged for regular processing of each additional transcript.  Please allow 5-10 business days for processing your request plus mailing time.
An additional $5.00
$10.00 total per copy
We provide a special handling service, which guarantees processing of your request within two business days of receipt for an additional $5.00 per copy ($10.00 total per copy). 
$23.00 additional per recipient
per order
Federal Express Domestic within the Continental United States
$30.00 additional per recipient
per order
Federal Express Domestic to Alaska or Hawaii
$53.00 additional
per recipient
per order
Federal Express International


Official Electronic Transcripts

Parchment has been retained as the designated agent for processing and sending official electronic transcripts on behalf of Orange Coast College. The electronic transcript that is produced using this service contains the identical information as the printed transcript and can be certified as unaltered by uploading the file to the company’s website that is provided during the delivery process. Parchment has been granted the authority to deliver all such electronic transcript requests on behalf of Orange Coast College and respond to any inquiries regarding transcript transactions.

Among the benefits that you realize from online transcript ordering are:

  • Eliminate the need to come to the college to make the request.
  • Eliminate the delay created by submitting a written request by mail.
  • Convenient 24/7 access
  • Receive email or text communication while your order is being processed.
  • Ability to order multiple transcripts for multiple recipients(5) in one order
  • The convenience of paying for your transcript order with your credit card
  • Option for Electronic Delivery of Transcripts to participating schools and other recipients

Questions? Concerns?

Transcripts will be mailed to the address per your request. If you do not receive your transcripts within 30 days, contact Enrollment Services Transcript Specialist at so that a replacement copy can be sent. If you do not contact Enrollment Services within 30 days of your transcript order date, OCC will not send a replacement transcript and you will have to submit a new order and pay for a new transcript.