Transcripts, Student Records & Work Permits

NOTE: All Transcripts, Diploma copies, Work Permits, Enrollment Records, and Education Verifications MUST be ordered by clicking on the appropriate sections below:

1. ORDER DACA Records

To Be Eligible to Order DACA Records, you must meet ALL of these requirements: 

  1. Born after June 15, 1981
  2. Born outside of the United States and came to the U.S. before 16th birthday
  3. Continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007
  4. Physically present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012, and at the time of applying
  5. Currently undocumented (as of June 15, 2012)
  6. Currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States
  7. Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety

If you meet all of these requirements above:

  1. Please email transcripts@sfusd.edu
  2. Attach any ONE of the following photo ID types for the student you are requesting records (school ID, passport, CA ID are all acceptable)
  3. Include the student's full name and 
  4. date of birth in the email
  5. Please state in the email that this is a DACA request

 

 

2. ORDER Transcripts - Current SFUSD Students

This section is for students who are attending SFUSD PUBLIC Schools (see list below):

  • For students attending charter / county schools, you MUST contact the school directly in order to get your unofficial or official transcript or records
  • All current SFUSD 12th graders attending PUBLIC schools (see list below) will receive an email mid-MAY, with a registration code, to activate their Parchment accounts
    • Final transcripts will be uploaded and stored there in JUNE
    • You will be able to order / deliver / receive / track official final transcripts through your Parchment account

Unofficial Transcripts:

Official Transcripts:

  • The only time CURRENT SFUSD students need to request a transcript through our office is if a college, high school, or other organization has specifically asked you for an OFFICIAL transcript (which means it is signed, sealed, stamped, or delivered electronically directly from our office to the requesting school / organization)
  1. Email transcripts@sfusd.edu (emails are responded to within 1-2 business days)
  2. Include student's ID# (if you have it), date of birth, and full name as enrolled
  3. Use SFUSD email when making the request OR Attach photo ID of the student (school ID, CA ID, passport etc)
  4. Include the full name and mailing address (street, city, state, zip code) OR email address (must be a school or institution) of where you want the official transcript sent
  5. If ordering official transcripts to be mailed directly to the student or family, please include the number of copies you would like. Please allow 1-3 business days for these to be mailed.

Alternatively, high school students attending the PUBLIC high schools may use Parchment to order and pay for official transcripts and receive notifications on the status of those orders. Click on the links below to order.

SFUSD PUBLIC SCHOOLS LIST:

3. ORDER High School Transcripts - Former Students / Alumni

  • DACA Applicants: please see "ORDER DACA Records" section above
  • SFUSD now uses Parchment to process all Transcript requests:
    • Official Electronic Transcripts cost is $8.00 each
    • Official Transcripts sent by mail cost:
      • USPS Domestic: $10.75 each
      • USPS International: $13.25 each
      • FedEx Domestic Overnight: $33.00 each
      • FedEx International: $57.50 each
  • You must select one of the schools from the list below.
    • Select the school you graduated from, or the last school you attended.
    • You will be taken to Parchment’s website and asked to create an account.
  • If the school you graduated from, or last attended, is not on the list below, please review the following sections for more information:
    • Charter / County Schools (below this section)
    • Private / Parochial Schools (below this section)
    • Closed Schools (below this section)
    • GEDs (below this section)
    • If you still cannot find the school / instructions you need for ordering, please email us at transcripts@sfusd.edu

CLICK ON THE SCHOOL YOU GRADUATED FROM, OR LAST ATTENDED, FROM THE LIST BELOW, TO PROCESS YOUR ORDER / PAYMENT ON PARCHMENT

4. WORK PERMITS

03/02/2021 UPDATE - Work Permits are now processed using our new and completely online system:

  • For identity purposes, you must use your SFUSD student email address
  • You will also need to input email addresses for your 1. parent / guardian and 2. supervisor / employer
  • If you have any questions about this process, please click here for tutorials 
  • If the tutorials don’t answer your questions, email transcripts@sfusd.edu for additional assistance

IMPORTANT INFO REGARDING WORK PERMITS:

  • UPDATED RENEWAL PROCESS: if you are still working for the same employer at the time the work permit expires, you must submit a NEW application (you can no longer use a copy of your old work permit)
  • CA Minor Work Hours
  • We do not process Work Permits for any PRIVATE SCHOOLS or HOME-SCHOOLED students 
  • Students must renew their work permit with a separate application at the beginning of each school year
  • Students must also have a separate work permit for each distinct job
  • The following students do NOT need work permits:
    • Those who have graduated from high school, regardless of age
    • Those who have passed the California High School Proficiency Exam
    • Those who are 18 year of age or older
  • Frequently Asked Questions

5. ORDER High School Diploma Copy

SFUSD considers your transcript (not your diploma) to be THE official proof of graduation

  • Diplomas are typically for personal / display use
  • SFUSD offers two types of diploma copies that you can order
  • Choose one or both once you are taken to the Parchment website through the school links below

1. Official Certified Diploma Copy

  • Electronic - $15 
  • Mail - additional $2.75
  • Receive in 1-3 days electronically (plus additional mailing time if paper copy ordered)
  • This is a “plain” copy of your diploma

2. Ceremonial Diploma

CLICK ON THE SCHOOL YOU GRADUATED FROM, ON THE LIST BELOW:

  • You will be taken to Parchment’s website and asked to create an account.

6. ORDER Proof of SFUSD Enrollment

  • We can usually provide documentation that shows which schools you attended while in SFUSD, the years you attended, and the address(es) you lived at.
    • Some records prior to 2014 do not have specific middle or elementary schools listed, or your addresses
    • Most records prior to 1990 do not have specific elementary schools or addresses listed
  • SFUSD now uses Parchment to process all Enrollment Records requests.
    • Electronic Records cost $8.00 each.
    • Official Records sent by mail cost:
      • USPS Domestic: $10.75 each
      • USPS International: $13.25 each
      • FedEx Domestic Overnight: $33.00 each
      • FedEx International: $57.50 each

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR ENROLLMENT VERIFICATION THROUGH PARCHMENT

  • Be sure to click on the "San Francisco Unified School District" product section once you are in your Parchment account:

Be sure to click on the "San Francisco Unified School District" product section once you are in your Parchment account.

  • Here is a tutorial video that shows you the steps on how to order
  • Please note after you order on Parchment you MUST email us at transcripts@sfusd.edu and tell us which years and schools you would like verified. For example:
    • 1999-2004 - Washington High School
  • DACA Applicants: please see "ORDER DACA Records" section above

7. ORDER Education Verifications or Transcripts (for 3rd Parties ONLY)

  • SFUSD now uses Parchment to process all Graduation / Education Verification requests.
  • Universities and colleges, or other 3rd parties, may request transcripts using the same links below; HOWEVER, for reduced cost, we recommend that the student or candidate order them directly using the “ORDER High School Transcripts - Former Students / Alumni” section above.
  • The cost is $15.00 per request.
  • You must upload the candidate’s signed Release of Records into Parchment.
    • We accept Electronic Signatures.
  • Select the school the candidate graduated from, or the last school they attended
  • If the school you are looking for is not on the list below, please review the following sections for more information:
    • Charter / County Schools (below this section)
    • Private / Parochial Schools (below this section)
    • Closed Schools (below this section)
    • GEDs (below this section)
    • If you still cannot find the school you need for ordering, please email us at transcripts@sfusd.edu

PLEASE SELECT FROM ONE OF THE SCHOOLS BELOW TO ORDER:

8. School Transfer Records Requests

  • If your student is transferring schools, please contact their school site, during the regular school year, to request records.
  • During the Summer, you may email us for partial records (transcript / report card, enrollment and immunization records only). Email transcripts@sfusd.edu with: 1. picture of your photo ID attached to the email 2. your students’ names as enrolled 3. their dates of birth. We will email these records back to you, for you to forward to the new schools.
  • If your student is enrolled in Special Education services, please see the “Special Education Records” section of this web page.
  • If your student is in a Charter / County School, we do not hold their records. Please see the “Charter Schools” section of this web page.

GEDs

  • We do not hold any records that indicate obtaining your GED.
  • Instead, please visit the GED Website
  • Or call 1-877-EXAM-GED (877-392-6433)

Charter Schools

  • For any of the schools below, you must contact them directly for your: 
    • High School Transcripts
    • Enrollment Records
  • Our office can still provide you with additional records for any SFUSD PUBLIC schools you attended before or after your Charter / County School(s)
    • See the sections above for how to order those additional records

 

SFUSD CHARTER / COUNTY SCHOOLS:

C.A.R.E. Bayview High School

C.A.R.E. Buchanan

City Arts and Tech High School

Five Keys Charter High School

Flex Academy - CLOSED

Gateway High School

John Adams High School (is part of City College. We do not hold their records. Order from CCSF directly, using the link to the left)

KIPP Bayview Academy

KIPP SF Bay Academy

KIPP SF College Prep

Leadership Charter High School

Life Learning Academy Charter High School

Metro High School - CLOSED - please contact City Arts and Tech High School

Youth Chance High School

Private / Parochial Schools

  • We do not hold records for any private or parochial schools (open or closed).
  • Please refer to the “Private Schools” section of this web page for info on how to obtain those records: 

If you are not sure if your school was Private / Parochial or Public, you may look it up in the California School Directory and refer to the “Sector Type” column or the “School Type” section.

Closed Schools

Special Education Records

  • Our office does NOT hold any Special Education Records.
  • The District only holds Special Education Records until a former student turns 25.
  • You may contact SFUSD Special Education Records Directly:

Subpoena Requests

Contact Pupil Services:

  • Attn: Eddie Chung
  • 727 Golden Gate Avenue, 2nd Floor - San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Phone: 415-241-3030 x13042
  • Fax: 415-241-6213
  • chunge@sfusd.edu

Contact Us / COVID19 Update

  • Due to the “Shelter in Place” orders from the City and County of San Francisco, the Transcripts, Records and Work Permits Office location at 20 Cook Street is CLOSED FOR DROP-IN TRANSACTIONS until further notice.
  • Transcripts and records MUST be ordered / processed by clicking on the appropriate section of this web page. 
  • If you have additional questions please email transcripts@sfusd.edu (fastest response time)
  • Otherwise you may call us at 415-750-4500 leave a voicemail and we will return your call within 1-2 business days. 
  • Our address is: SFUSD Transcripts & Records - 20 Cook St., Room 11 - San Francisco, CA  94118 (we are not open to the public and are not processing requests via mail)