Effective November 1, 2023, Debra M. Benton started a new position and is no longer the university registrar of Ohio University. Transcripts produced after November 1, 2023 that bear her signature are still official university documents. Effective November 1, 2023, Robert W. Bulow is the interim university registrar.
Transcript General Information
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 electronic documents 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. Please note, if you have a hold on your account, preventing an "official transcript" from being sent, please contact the office issuing the hold. Please visit https://www.ohio.edu/bursar/late-fees-and-holds for more information.
If an electronic transcript is ordered, an "unofficial transcript" cannot be faxed to the admissions office to facilitate the admission process.
(Ordering Transcripts Online)
|To check your Online Order Status|
(Print Paper Order Form) *Form Request must be faxed or mailed to our office to process request-Do not email the request form to our office.
|Transcript Request Form [PDF]|
|College Credit Plus Transcript Request Form [PDF] (current high school students only)|
Option 3 (In person)
|Option available Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
(mailed within 3 business days)
(mailed same business day if order received by 2:00 p.m. Eastern
|$10.00 (plus the cost of transcript)|
|FedEx US Priority Overnight:||$30.00 (plus the cost of transcript and same day service fee)|
|FedEx International Delivery||Varies depending on location (plus the cost of transcript) Call for a quote.|
|Service Fee (plus 5% credit card servicing fee for Credentials online ordering service).||$2.35|
Ordering Transcripts Online
(Current Students and Alumni)
Through Parchment you are able to submit a transcript request 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
Once logged in, you will be taken to the Parchment website. Here you will order your Ohio University Transcript. We recommend creating an account with parchment, so you may easily order and track your transcript orders. 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:
A secure electronic transcript made available to be downloaded by the recipient (only available for students enrolled after Fall Quarter 1985-86 and thereafter). The fee is $8.00 per transcript.
A paper transcript mailed within three (3) business day of when the fully authorized request is received. The fee is $10.00 per transcript.
Paper Transcripts can be sent same day by selecting Transcript-Now. Transcript-Now is available for an additional fee of $10.00 per transcript. Transcript-Now service requests are processed with one (1) business day after the fully authorized request and fee payment are received, as long as the information is received by 2:00 p.m. Eastern time.
Please note: when ordering online there is an additional service charge of $2.35 per transcript, and 5% credit card transaction fee. All fees must be paid by credit card. Be assured that Parchment uses encryption technology to keep your information secure.
Key features of this service include :
- 24/7 access. You may submit your request from anywhere with internet access, at any time.
- Faster service. Your paper transcript may be mailed as early as one (1) business day after submitting your request (instead of three (3) business days). Or you may choose to send a PDF transcript (available exclusively through online request).
- Easy address look-up. A search feature connects you to a database of many college and university mailing addresses.
- Precise addressing. You have control over what address we use to send your transcript. No more worried about an inability to read hand-written addresses.
- Status updates. Receive email or text updates on the status of your request, from receipt of the order to a notice when the transaction is complete. This includes confirmation numbers, express delivery tracking numbers, and toll-free phone assistance. if there is a problem in processing your request, you are notified via email or text (your choice).
- Exact pricing. When your request is submitted, you know the total cost of the request, and this amount will be charged to your credit card. No more worrying about delays due to incorrect payments.
Students will provide a signature when ordering the transcript through Parchment. Saving you time and additional steps.
ORDERING TRANSCRIPTS BY MAIL
Transcript requests are normally processed within three (3) business days after receipt of the request. To request your transcript by mail, complete, and fax or mail 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. Please do not email your transcript request form due to credit card information needed on the request.
Current or former College Credit Plus students must use the College Credit Plus Program transcript request form [PDF].
The signed request may be 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:
- Full name, typed or printed, with any former names
- 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.
ORDERING TRANSCRIPTS IN PERSON
To place your request in person, visit the Office of the Registrar, first floor Chubb Hall 115 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to pay for the request. A QR code will be available to make payments. Ohio University accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit cards.
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.
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 electronic or XML (XML is only available to undergraduate admissions office of Ohio public institutions through June 2023) 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. Requests may be made at the Office of the Registrar 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. Mail orders are payable by check, money order or credit card. 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 electronic document (if this option is chosen when ordering online). We offer FedEx Priority Overnight Delivery for $30.00. This rate is for weekday delivery only. Deliveries to international addresses will vary depending on location. 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 obligations ("holds") exist for the student, such as campus care hold, library hold, etc. Please contact the office issuing the hold for details.
To view the Ohio University transcript keys, see links below.
Transcript key [PDF] - students enrolled Fall Quarter 1985-86 and thereafter Revised 5.11.2023
Transcript key [PDF] - students enrolled prior to Fall Quarter 1985-86
Frequently Asked Questions regarding transcripts.
Office of the University Registrar
1 Ohio University
Chubb Hall, First Floor
Athens, OH 45701-2979