image Ask GWC link

join Our Email List

The Western Sun - The Newspaper of Golden West College

Associate Degree for Transfer
Associate Degree for Transfer

Salary Surfer
Salary Surfer

Search jobs posted at our school!

Free Newsletter - Student Health 101

Student Records: Transcripts

Submitting Official Transcripts

Students that 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:

Golden West College
15744 Golden West Street
Huntington Beach CA 92647

Or, if the sending institution sends official transcripts electronically via PDF, electronic transcripts can be emailed to The transcripts must be sent directly from the sending institutions authorized agent. GWC will not accept forwarded transcripts from the student.

How To Order a Transcript

Grades for the current semester will be available approximately 10 days after the last day of the term. If you are enrolled in the current semester and want your transcript to include those course grades, you can pre-order your transcript a few weeks before the semester ends.  Mark your request “after final grades are posted” and once grades are in the system and finalized, your request will be processed in the order it was received. GWC does not accept Special Handling (Rush) requests for the “end of semester” transcripts.

Official GWC transcripts are ordered online through Credentials Inc.

Golden West College contracts with Credentials, Inc. to accept transcript orders online via a secure website. Order your transcripts online using TranscriptsPlus®, which will facilitate your request. By using this service, you can expedite your transcript order and you’ll receive communication via email or fax regarding the status of your order. If you’re in a hurry to receive your transcripts, you can request special handling to guarantee that your request will be processed in two business days. There’s also an option to have your request sent via Federal Express.

Credentials Solutions has been retained as the designated agent for processing and sending official electronic transcripts on behalf of Golden West 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. Credentials Solutions has been granted the authority to deliver all such electronic transcript requests on behalf of Golden West College and respond to any inquiries regarding transcript transactions.

Requests marked “pick up” are available at the Records counter located in the Enrollment Center. Photo Identification is required to pick up the order.  If you would like to have someone else pick up your transcript, you must give them written permission to do so.  The person must provide photo identification.

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
  • Provide email or text communication with you 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 receipients

Current Students

► Official Transcripts

You may access this service and order official transcripts through the secure student portal as an option within your MyGWC. By using this secured personal access, you will not be required to sign a consent form releasing your transcript therefore expediting your order.

► Unofficial Transcripts

Unofficial transcripts are accessible via your MyGWC.

Former Students

If you are a former student, you may access the online transcript ordering service by clicking on the link below. Your signed consent will be required to fulfill your transcript order. For your convenience, a consent form will be generated for your order that you can return via fax or mail.

click here to order your transcripts online


Transcript Fees
Rates as of July 1, 2016

No Charge The first two requests for transcripts and/or verifications of enrollment are free of charge. If you're not sure how many transcripts/verifications you've requested in the past, you can contact the Student Records Office to confirm.
$5.00 each A $5.00 fee is charged for regular processing of each transcript. Please allow 3-5 business days for processing your request plus mailing time.

RUSH Fee Optional

For RUSH orders, we will 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).
Domestic Federal Express to main 48 states
Domestic Federal Express to Alaska or Hawaii
International Federal Express

Transcripts will be mailed to the address per your request.
If you do not receive your transcripts within 30 days, please contact the
Student Records Office at (714) 895-8306 or email