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Transcript FAQs

Below is a list of our frequently asked question concerning transcripts:



  • Requests for transcripts of student academic records cannot be processed by telephone or email. Your request may be made online HERE or it may be in the form of a letter, with signature, or a signed transcript release form obtained HERE or any regional campus student services office. Requests with release authorization may be sent to: Office of the University Registrar, Chubb Hall - Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701-2979, or faxed to 740.593.4184. The written request must include the information below, or it will be returned for corrections.
    • Full name, typed or printed, with any former names

    • Signature
    • PID or Social Security Number

    • Date of Birth

    • Dates of enrollment

    • Number of transcripts requested

    • Address(es) where transcript(s) should be sent (exact address, not just name and city of college)

    • Your daytime telephone number and email address

    • Proper payment (see Transcript Fee)

    • Comprehensive transcripts will always be issued unless your request specifies undergraduate only, graduate only, or medical only.

  • Yes. The fee for transcripts mailed within three business days is $6.00 per transcript. Faster service (Transcripts-now) is available for a fee of $12.00 per transcript. Transcripts-Now service requests are processed within one business day after the request and fee payment are received. Payment may be made at the Bursar's Office by cash, check, or money order (payer to "Ohio University"), or by Visa, Master Card, 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 the type of card, account number, and date of expiration and must be used for payment with faxed requests.

  • For students enrolled from Fall 1985 to present, transcripts are usually processed and mailed within three business days. Older transcripts may take longer. There is a charge of $6.00 per transcript. However, faster service (Transcripts-Now) is available for a fee of $12.00 per transcript; the request is processed within one business day after the request and fee payment are received.

  • Unfortunately, no. Transcripts are sent by first class mail. Certain users of transcripts, such as college admissions offices, require that transcripts be mailed directly to them, refusing hand-delivered 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.   

    We offer FedEx Priority Overnight Delivery for $15.00. This rate is for weekday delivery only. Deliveries to international addresses is $33.00. FedEx requires a street address and will not deliver to a PO Box.

  • Because all academic transcripts are official, an "unofficial transcript" may not be ordered. We will fax an unofficial copy of a transcript to US colleges and universities, when a student needs this to facilitate the admission process. In addition, we will mail the official transcript to the same institution as a follow-up for verification purposes. 

  • Contact Transcripts in the Registrar's Office at 740.593.4200, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT, or email your questions to transcripts@ohio.edu.