College and university students can access student records online by logging on to the institution's portal with a valid student number and pin or password, according to Seattle Central College. The institution must provide each student with a valid login and password or pin to grant access to student records.
Student online services are typically available at all higher education institutions through the college's online platform or portal. Once logged in, students have access to unofficial transcripts, student records, class schedules and personal information, according to Seattle Central College. Most online platforms also allow students the ability to search classes and register online, drop or withdraw from classes, make payment arrangements or apply for financial aid.
Online student records such as current and past grades are typically available within the online platform and students can view degree audits and view requirements for graduation, according to Seattle Central College. Personal information can also be updated or input online, as well as payroll information for student employees at the college or university.
Although student records can be viewed online by college students, the option to request an official transcript from the institution is available through online systems, according to Olympic College. Through the college's online portal, students can submit a form with personal information and pay via credit card to request official student records.