Transcripts

A transcript is a student's complete academic record at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Due to the staff working remotely, the following services are unavailable until further notice:

  -Rush transcript processing and overnight delivery

  -Notary services

All in-person transactions (including the review or pick up of student transcripts) may take up to 5 business days. Transcript pick up is at the One Stop Student Services desk in the James C. Renick University Center.

U.S. mail is the delivery option available for paper transcripts, and processing may take up to 5 business days.

Electronic PDF transcript delivery is available and recommended.

Requesting Transcripts

The University of Michigan-Dearborn has partnered with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to provide transcript ordering online. This partnership allows orders 24 hours a day, seven days a week and tracking via text message or email. The NSC website provides instructions for submitting a request, including selecting delivery options. Through the online system, you can order multiple transcripts in a single session and include attachments.

Rackham Transcripts

Students who attended the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies prior to Winter 1998 or graduated from the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies prior to January 1998 must direct the transcript request to:

University of Michigan
Transcript Department
5000 LSA Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382

Fax: 734-764-5556

Official vs Unofficial

Official transcripts are printed on special protective paper or created with a secure PDF format. The transcript is only official if it has the University of Michigan-Dearborn seal and the Registrar's signature. Official transcripts given directly to a student will be stamped "Issued to Student" and may not be accepted as official.

Unofficial transcripts do not contain the University of Michigan-Dearborn seal or the Registrar’s signature. Students may obtain an unofficial transcript at any time via the Student Information System.

Prior School Transcripts

The transcript(s) that were presented for admission have become an integral part of the files of the admitting offices and cannot be released, either directly or for copying purposes. It will be necessary for you to write directly to the institutions concerned to obtain copies of those previous records. In addition, documents such as SAT/ACT scores are not available from the Office of the Registrar.

Processing Time

Electronic transcripts: a secured link to the transcript will be delivered to the intended recipient within one hour

Paper transcripts: processing time is within 5 business days after the University of Michigan-Dearborn receives the order. 

Delivery Options

Electronic

Electronic transcripts are the preferred method of transcript delivery. A secured link to the transcript will be delivered to the intended recipient within one hour, though it could take 5 business days if the record requires manual processing.

Mail

Transcripts will be mailed to the recipient via regular first-class U.S. mail within 5 business days after the University of Michigan-Dearborn receives the order from the NSC.

Pickup

Transcripts requested as hold for pickup will be available within 5 business days at the One Stop Student Services counter in the James C. Renick University Center. Photo identification is required for the release of transcripts.

Students who would like a third party to pick up their transcripts must provide written authorization to the Office of the Registrar. Additionally, the third party must present photo identification.

Any transcripts not picked up within two weeks will be destroyed and will have to be reordered.

Requesting an Official Transcript with a Student Account Balance Hold

Students with an Accounting Hold (AC), Small Balance Hold (SB), Debit Balance Hold (DB), or Transcript Hold (T) on their student account are prevented from obtaining official transcripts by University policy. However, if the student is seeking an official transcript to obtain the funds needed to repay a past due student account balance, the University will work with the student to deliver the official transcript directly to an employer contact, scholarship provider, or an organization providing a license, certificate, or authorization for employment. Official transcripts in these circumstances cannot be released directly to the student and must be processed manually by University staff. A “license, certificate, or authorization” in this context means the official transcript must be able to be directly exchanged for the required document, not to meet a requirement to engage in additional classes or coursework to pursue the required document.

Students wishing to send an official transcript to a potential employer, a scholarship provider, or a certifying organization must adhere to the following:

  1. The student must confirm with the employer, scholarship provider, or certifying organization that official transcripts are required and unofficial transcripts would be rejected. The student must provide published, printed, or written proof of the official transcript requirement.

  2. The student must provide evidence of the live job posting, scholarship offering, or the requirements to obtain the license, certificate, or authorization document.

  3. The student must obtain and provide the name, business mailing address, and email address of the employer contact, scholarship provider, or the certifying organization contact.

  4. The student must open a case with the University, preferably by emailing the request for an official transcript and attachment evidence to myaccount@umich.edu the Student Accounts office. 

Student Accounts office will review the case request and make a decision to override the hold for manual official transcript processing to the irregular contact. Submitting contact information requesting delivery to common easily generated email addresses such as but not limited to @gmail.com, @umich.edu, etc. may be rejected.


Unofficial transcripts can be provided regardless of student account hold status, but must be manually processed by University staff. Students may submit a case to the Registrar's Office at registars@umich.edu to request an unofficial transcript.

Office of the Registrar

1169 - James C. Renick University Center
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Phone: 313-583-6500
Fax: 313-593-5697