It isn't always possible to obtain copies of old school records, including transcripts, for free. While some high schools or universities release transcript copies free to another organization for application purposes, many schools charge fees for transcript retrieval and copy.
To find out whether a school provides transcripts for free, begin by visiting the school's website. Look for a menu option for records or a search function on the site. Search for information on transcripts. Some schools publish request forms and information about fees. Other schools have online request systems for transcripts. A person can also use services such as parchment.com to request and track school transcripts.