Transcript Services

Can I get a copy of my diploma?

There are no copies made of the original diploma awarded at graduation. However, you may order a certified high school transcript from the Dubuque Community School District administrative office at 2300 Chaney Road (563/552-3000). The transcript will list all classes taken, all grades received, is stamped with your graduation date (if applicable), and is a legal document. A certified transcript is proof of high school attendance / graduation. Each transcript will carry a Dubuque Community School District seal and is considered a certified transcript.

Certified transcripts are available at no cost at the high school of last attendance for a period of approximately three week following the date of graduation or leaving the district. Following this timeframe student records are transferred to the District office on Chaney Road for image capture and permanent storage, and the fee structure below is in effect.

What is the charge for a certified copy of my transcript of grades?

There is a $7.00 fee for the first certified transcript and a $1.00 fee for each additional transcript obtained at the same time. This fee is subject to change by order of the Dubuque Community School District Board of Education.

Who may release my record?

The former student or parent/guardian must provide a written signature before a transcript may be ordered. It is for the former student’s convenience that the district will accept the parent/guardian written release, even when the former student is legally an adult.

Will a copy of my transcript of grades also have my ACT or SAT scores?

The Dubuque Community School District is not the official keeper of the ACT or SAT scores. In most cases, an ACT or SAT score will be electronically entered into the student record, and is then printed on the transcript of grades (not on the actual ACT sticker). If a college will not accept these scores as official, they need to be obtained directly from ACT or SAT. ACT may be reached at 319/337-1364 and SAT may be reached at 866/756-7346.

Can I just call and get my ACT or SAT scores, cumulative grade point average, or rank in class verbally?

ACT scores, SAT scores, grade point average nor rank in class are released without the written permission of the former student or parent. You may fax a written release to 563/552-3014 specifically granting permission to verbally release this information over the phone, then call 563/552-3000 and ask for Theresa or Cindy to obtain the requested information.

What information is released without my written permission?

The district will routinely provide confirmation of a former student’s name while attending school, date of birth, dates of attendance and date of graduation or departure from the Dubuque Community School District without written permission of the former student or parent, as this is considered directory information according to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

How do I obtain a copy of my transcript of grades?

Email and telephone requests for transcripts cannot be honored.

TO REQUEST IN PERSON at the District Reception Desk:

2300 Chaney Road, 563/552-3000
Hours during the school year: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Summer hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Former student or parent may complete Release of Confidential Information form, available at the Receptionist Desk, which requires:

  • signature of either the former student or a parent
  • student name (while attending Dubuque Community School District)
  • date of birth
  • last DCSD school attended
  • last year of attendance or year of graduation
  • current contact telephone number

Payment options: Check, money order, cash, or online payments portal (Visa, MasterCard or Discover). Photo identification is requested when ordering transcripts in person. The district will provide the requested copy while you wait, or place the transcript in the mail for you. No additional mailing charge will apply.

TO REQUEST BY MAIL, send written request to:

Attn: Transcripts
Dubuque Community School District
2300 Chaney Rd
Dubuque, IA 52001

Payment options: Check or money order (see below if preference is to use a credit card)
Include the following:

  • signature (former student or parent, only)
  • student name (while attending Dubuque Community School District)
  • date of birth
  • last DCSD school attended
  • last year of attendance or year of graduation
  • a contact telephone number

TO MAKE AN ELECTRONIC REQUEST and pay by credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover):

Visit the online payments portal.

First time users must create a guest account. Specific information on former student will be requested as you process your request.

  • You may order multiple transcripts to be sent to as many destinations as you like in a single session
  • Cost is $7.00 for 1st transcript and $1.00 for each additional transcript requested at the same time
  • PLEASE NOTE: when in the Online Payments Portal, always select District Office, NOT High School (which is for current high school student business)
  • This service is available 24/7 with transcripts typically processed the next business day
  • You may check order history for your account online
  • All charges are non-refundable

Do you need your certified transcript sent overnight?

You may request to have a transcript sent overnight by providing a FedEx account number to be billed. You may obtain a FedEx account from this link: After you have your account number, you may order the certified transcript electronically (see above). You may include the following information in the COMMENT section, or after processing your order, call the number listed below with the following information, which is required to send your transcript via FedEx delivery:

  • NAME to which transcripts are being sent
  • PHYSICAL ADDRESS to which transcripts are to be sent (FedEx does not deliver to PO Boxes)
  • CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER at the destination
  • your nine-digit FEDEX ACCOUNT NUMBER

Do you need your transcript faxed?

While ordering and paying for a certified transcript on the online payments portal, you may request to have a transcript faxed by providing the fax number and person’s name to be faxed to in the COMMENT section. Confidentially cannot be guaranteed on an outgoing fax. No faxing charge will be assessed.

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