Some ways to view unofficial transcripts are online through the student's university account or by ordering a copy to be mailed at home. Students interested in obtaining their unofficial transcripts should check with their school for specific requirements. Some schools may charge a fee to mail unofficial transcripts or place a limit on how many can be requested.
Transcripts are academic records and considered confidential according to the Public Information Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. They will only be sent to the students with their authorization. To obtain a paper copy of an unofficial transcript for viewing, students can typically go to their Registrar's office or mail a request. Information needed include the student's name while at the school, student ID, year of graduation, dates of attendance and mailing address. Students should also pay any fees at this time.
Students who attend schools that provide student portals can typically view their unofficial transcript online. To do so, students need to be registered with the student portal and have a username and password.
Some schools, such as the University of Texas, will not release unofficial transcripts to students who still owe payments. This information will also be listed in the student portal.