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Student Records & Transcripts

Resources for obtaining student records and transcripts.

The California Department of Education does not have the authority or resources to collect and/or store transcripts or records for students in California public or private schools.

To obtain a transcript from a California public school, an individual must contact the school directly. If the school is closed, we suggest contacting the local school district or the county office of education for assistance.

To obtain a transcript from a California private school, an individual must contact the school or one of its officers directly. If the school is closed, the custodian of records is responsible for student records. If you are unable to locate the custodian contact information on the Private School Web page you can contact our Private Schools Office, by phone at 916-445-7331 or by e-mail at privateschools@cde.ca.gov. Provide the school name, address, county of location, and year(s) of attendance at the school.

To obtain a transcript from a private or vocational college that has closed or you are unable to locate, please contact the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) by phone at 1-888-370-7589 or visit the BPPE Transcripts Web page External link opens in new window or tab. .

To obtain a transcript from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ; formerly the California Youth Authority), please contact the CDCR DJJ by phone at 916-322-5759 or visit the CDCR DJJ Transcripts and Certificates Web Page External link opens in new window or tab. .


Helpful Links

California School Directory
Searchable Web site for locating California public schools, private schools, school districts, and county offices of education.

County Offices of Education
List of links to California county offices of education Web sites.

List of California Public Schools
Downloadable database of all California public schools, open and closed.

Private Schools
Reporting information for persons, firms, associations, partnerships, or corporations offering or conducting a full-time day school at the elementary or high school level for students between six and eighteen years of age.

Questions:   California Department of Education | 916-319-0800
Last Reviewed: Thursday, November 13, 2014

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