Transcript Department Office of the Registrar Regent Administrative Center 101 20 UCB Boulder, CO 80309
Notarization/Apostille (Paper Transcripts Only)
Students who apply for jobs or admission to universities in other countries often need a notarized diploma or transcript.
If ordering a paper transcript online, request notarization by uploading a file attachment specifying your request. If ordering a paper transcript by mail, specify your request in the instructions field. Notarization/apostille is not available for PDF transcripts.
If you need your transcript authenticated with an apostille, first request a notarized transcript. When you receive it, forward it to the Colorado Secretary of State for authentication. See the Secretary of State website for instructions and fee information.
All official University of Colorado Boulder transcripts are authenticated by the following criteria:
signed by the registrar
printed on blue security paper with security toner (paper transcripts only)
"The University of Colorado" appears in large white type across the face of the document
the university seal is printed on transcript background
"Guide to Transcript Evaluation and Key" appears on the back
the word COPY appears when photocopied
stains if contacted with liquid bleach (paper transcripts only)
stains bright red if alterations are attempted (anti-fraud toner technology; paper transcripts only)
This information also appears on the back of the transcript. All questions and concerns about the authenticity of transcripts should be directed to the Office of the Registrar.