References to PDF transcripts made below are effective July 2, 2018.
An Ohio University transcript is the official record of a student's enrollment at Ohio University, including all undergraduate, graduate and medical college courses and degrees. At the request of the student, the transcript may be a comprehensive record of all coursework and degrees or may be limited to 1) undergraduate coursework and all degrees, or 2) graduate coursework and all degrees, or 3) medical coursework and all degrees. Ohio University transcripts are printed on security paper with the transcript key on the back or are made available as secure PDFs with a transcript key included. Note: PDF transcripts are only available for students enrolled after Fall Quarter 1985-86 and thereafter.
Because all academic transcripts are official, an "unofficial transcript" cannot be ordered. Only when a student orders an "official transcript" being sent to a US college or university for admissions purposes, can they request that an "unofficial transcript" be faxed to the admissions office to facilitate the admission process. We will mail the official transcript to the same institution as a follow-up for verification purposes. The student must provide the fax number when making the order and include instructions to fax an "unofficial transcript."
To request your transcript by mail, complete, and send us your transcript request form (PDF) with payment (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) or write a letter to us requesting your transcript.
Current or former College Credit Plus students must use this PDF College Credit Plus Program transcript request form.
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Through TranscriptsPlus, you are able to submit a transcript request 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
Once logged in, you will be taken to the TranscriptsPlus website managed by Credentials Inc. This company has a contract with Ohio University to provide this service to our students and alumni.
Online ordering is available to request an official transcript be delivered in multiple ways:
Please note: when ordering online there is an additional service charge of $2.35 per transcript, and all fees must be paid by credit card. Be assured that TranscriptsPlus uses encryption technology to keep your information secure.
If you know your OHIO ID/email and password, log into ORDER TRANSCRIPTS ONLINE
If you do not know your OHIO ID/email and pasword, you can still ORDER TRANSCRIPTS ONLINE by providing other information to confirm your identity.
Key features of this service include :
Some orders may qualify for "Automatic Authorization" without your signature. To qualify, your order must meet the following criteria:
If your order is not eligible for "Automatic Authorization," a form will be available at the end of the order process. Print, sign, and mail or fax that form and any attachments to the University Registrar (as shown on the form). Your order will be processed upon receipt of the form, unless you have requested that it be held for grade or degree posting.
Transcript requests are normally processed within three (3) business days after receipt of the request. To request your transcript by mail, complete, and send us your transcript request form (PDF) with payment (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF reader) or write a letter to us requesting your transcript.
Current or former College Credit Plus students must use this PDF
College Credit Plus Program transcript request form.
The signed request may be delivered in person or mailed to this address:
Office of the University Registrar
1 Ohio University
Chubb Hall, First Floor
Athens, OH 45701-2979
The request may also be faxed to 740.593.4184. Your signed request must include the following information or there may be a processing delay:
To place your request in person, visit the Office of the Bursar service windows on the ground floor of Chubb Hall between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday to pay for the request. You may pay for your request with cash, check, or money order (payable to Ohio University), as well as Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit cards. Between the hours of 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. place your request at Registrar Services, first floor lobby, Chubb Hall.
The transcript fee is $10.00 per copy for processing within three (3) business days.
Transcript-Now service is available for an additional fee of $10.00 per copy. Transcript-Now service provides you with a transcript the same day. Take your paid receipt or your transcript request (after 4:30 p.m.) to Registrar Services, first floor of Chubb Hall.
The fee for paper transcripts mailed within three (3) business days is $10.00 per transcript (plus applicable fees for online requests). The fee for a secure PDF or XML (XML is only available to undergraduate admissions office of Ohio public institutions) transcripts is $8.00 per transcript (plus applicable fees for online requests). Faster service (Transcripts-Now) is available for an additional fee of $10.00 per transcript. Transcripts-Now service requests are processed within one (1) business day after the request and fee payment are received. Payment may be made at the Office of the Bursar by cash, check or money order (payable to "Ohio University"), or by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover credit cards. Requests/payments may also be mailed to Office of the University Registrar, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701-2979. Credit card information must include type of card, account number, expiration date, and name as it appears on the card, and must be used for payment with faxed requests.
Transcripts are sent by first class mail, electronically to undergraduate admissions for certain colleges and universities in Ohio, or by secure PDF (if this option is chosen when ordering online). We offer FedEx Priority Overnight Delivery for $15.00. This rate is for weekday delivery only. Deliveries to international addresses $33.00. Saturday delivery is not included with these services and FedEx requires a street address and will not deliver to a PO BOX.
Certain users of transcripts, such as college admissions offices, require that transcripts be mailed directly to them and refuse hand-carried transcripts. Some users require validated envelopes, which we provide if requested initially. Any additions/changes after delivery will require a new request and fee payment.
We do NOT fax transcripts. However, if you place an order for your transcript to be sent to another college or university within the United States, we will fax an unofficial copy of your transcript to the college or university to facilitate the admissions process, along with the paper copy of your transcript.
If requested in writing, processing may be delayed until current term grades or degrees are posted, otherwise, transcripts will usually be processed within three (3) business days. Transcripts will not be processed if financial obligations ("holds") exist for the student.
To view the Ohio University transcript keys, see links below.
Transcript key - students enrolled Fall Quarter 1985-86 and thereafter (PDF)
Transcript key - students enrolled prior to Fall Quarter 1985-86 (PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions regarding transcripts.