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You Will Need
- Office of the Registrar
- Personal information
- Internet access
Locate your school's registrar
Locate the registrar of your former university. Most colleges and universities have a registrar's office that is responsible for student records and transcripts.
Gather your information
Gather your personal information. Most schools will require you to provide your full name, your current address, phone number, your Social Security or student ID number, your graduation year and dates of attendance, your signature, the number of copies you need, and the names and addresses of the transcript recipients.
Make your request by mail
Put your request in writing and send it via certified mail to your school's registrar's office.
Make your request electronically
Check your school's website to find out if they'll accept an electronic request. If they will, you may be required to prove your identity.
Be prepared to pay
Be prepared to pay a processing fee, as well as money to cover any mailing costs.
Wait for your transcripts to arrive at their destination. Depending on the size of your school, the destination, and your method of requesting the transcript, the process may take five to 10 business days.