Current and former students
While electronic transcripts are widely accepted, confirm with your recipients that they will accept this format before ordering. An electronic (secure, certified PDF) transcript is “official” in its electronic form as long as it is not altered. Each time the file is opened, it will be certified electronically (internet connection required) to ensure that it has not been altered. You are only allotted three opportunities to download your document. A printed copy of a PDF transcript is not official.
Official paper transcript
A paper transcript is “official” only as long as it remains in its sealed envelope. Do not open the sealed envelope if you are forwarding the document to another party (an institution, employer, or another person). Open the envelope only if you have ordered the transcript for personal use.
Office of the Registrar
Norman E. Ward Sr. Center, First Floor
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.