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A: A third party requestor must have the student’s permission to order the student’s transcript. We do not accept transcript requests from third parties via the U. S. Mail. We strongly encourage the student to place an online request and have the transcript sent directly to the third party.
A: An "official" transcript is a record of your entire enrollment history at Ohio State, and would include any transfer credit accepted. Transcripts are printed on special paper and include the Registrar's signature, the date issued and the school seal. Any transcript we provide to the student will indicate "ISSUED TO STUDENT".
A: To whomever you authorize.
A: There is an additional $10.00 special processing fee (covers up to five transcripts when ordered in one transaction). When placing your order, select “Rush” processing and this additional fee will be added to your order. All Rush-processed transcripts that are “Issued to Student”, will automatically be placed in sealed envelopes with a signature across the seal.
A: Every transcript has the university seal and the Registrar's signature on it.
A: No, however, if you are a current student and have an active OSU e-mail account, you can print your advising report, free of charge, from www.buckeyelink.osu.edu, Enrollment and Academic History, Advising Report. An advising report is a complete record of your academic history.
If you are not a currently enrolled student, you will need to order an official transcript.
A: If you check to hold your transcript until your degree is posted, it will be mailed on the Thursday following graduation.
If you check to hold your transcript until grades are posted, it will be mailed on the second Monday after graduation.
A: Please see Summary of Transcript Services for more information.
A: Yes, however, there is an additional $10.00 special processing fee (covers up to five transcripts when ordered in one transaction). When you submit your order you can request to pick it up. When you come in to pick it up you must bring a picture id. Transcripts for pick up are always addressed to and issued to student. They cannot be addressed to and issued to third parties.
A: Yes, however, there is an additional $10.00 special processing fee (covers up to five transcripts when ordered in one transaction). When you submit your order you can request to pick it up and indicate who you want to pick it up. Whomever you indicate must bring a picture id when picking up your transcript.
A: The Student Service Center. See http://ssc.osu.edu for address and hours.
A: There is an additional $10.00 special processing fee per transcript. When you indicate in your order that you have an attachment, you will be e-mailed an authorization form with a fax number, email address, and mailing address of where to send the authorization and the attachment. Attachments cannot be dropped off in person.
A: When placing your transcript order on-line, mark the box indicating you have an attachment that needs to accompany the transcript. You will receive an e-mail at the address you provide in your request, with an authorization form for you to sign and return to us with your attachment. You should note on the form that you do not have an attachment, but that you need to have the transcript notarized for an apostille. When we receive your signed authorization form, we will release the transcript for printing and notarization prior to mailing. If you need a copy of your diploma notarized, you should contact the Board of Trustees for instructions.
A: We estimate that your transcript will be mailed within 3 business days after it has been authorized. See Summary of Transcript Services for additional information. Please note that the U. S. Postal Service currently estimates an additional 2-4 business days for delivery.
A: Yes. If you enter a recipient address that FedEx delivers to, the system will offer it as a delivery option and the turnaround time.
A: Yes. After you submit your identifying information, you will be notified that we are unable to match your information with an Ohio State student record. You can correct any errors, chose “Place My Order Anyway”, or you can contact the Student Service Center for assistance at 1-800-678-6440 or 614-292-0300. If you chose “Place My Order Anyway”, and there are still issues in processing your order, you will be notified of these issues through the email address you provided or via a text message to the cell phone number you provided.
A: If your record has a hold, you will be notified immediately after you submit your identifying information and provided with a phone number to contact. You will not be able to submit a transcript order until the hold has been cleared.
A: It is an 8 or 9 digit number that was assigned to take the place of the SSN in identifying student records when Ohio State changed to a new Student Information System (SIS) in June 2009. If you have ever been employed at Ohio State, it is your Employee ID
A: If you are currently enrolled, you can look up your ID number on www.buckeyelink.osu.edu. Under Personal Information, click on lookup your OSU ID number.
If you are a former student who has been enrolled at some time after 1972, you can use your SSN or contact the Student Service Center at (614)292-0300 to determine your Student ID number.
If you were last enrolled before 1973 you will not have a Student ID number and must use your SSN.Social Security numbers are kept secure and only the last four digits are viewable to staff processing transcript requests.
A: You should consider purchasing a single use, pre-paid credit card so you can place your order online. Or, you could mail your request with a check or money order payable to “The Ohio State University”. We do not accept cash as a form of payment. Click here for the mail order form. Please note: Requests submitted on-line take priority over mailed requests. Requests received by mail are processed within 5 business days plus mailing time. Special handling services are available only on-line. If the request is not completely filled out, or if there are other issues with the request, it will be returned to you unprocessed.
NOTE: Special processing is not available on all requests. Additional information can be found at Summary of Transcript Services.
Click here to access transcript order form.
A: Yes. If you are ordering a transcript for yourself or a third party (selecting the “other” option when ordering) a PDF option may be available for you to select. If you are ordering a transcript for another college or university, an electronic transcript will be available if the institution has set-up to receive electronic transcripts through the third party that processes transcripts for Ohio State, Credential Solutions. The option for the electronic transcript will show after inputting the address for the recipient. If there is no option for an electronic transcript during your order, then the option is not available.
A: Yes, as long as the transcript has not been viewed and it is within 30 days of the order being placed. This information may be updated through the.
A: If the PDF transcript option is not available through the college or university selected, they have not set-up to receive electronic transcripts through the third party that processes transcripts for Ohio State, Credentials Solutions. If the college or university would like to receive electronic transcripts from Ohio State, they will need to work with Credential Solutions directly.
A: The transcript will be sent once the order has been successfully completed, usually within the hour. The recipient of the transcript (student or third party) will need to review the transcript within 30 days of the order completing, and after the initial review it will remain available to them for 48 hours. If additional authorization is required to process your order, the transcripts will not be sent until the authorization has been received and processed.
A: No. Currently this is not an available option.
A: Yes. The PDF transcript will be considered an Official Transcript to the “Intended Recipient” for whom you request the order to be sent. The Official Transcript will be available on the service for 48 hours after it has initially been downloaded (excluding weekends and holidays). The PDF transcript is no longer official if it has been printed and will state “PRINTED COPY” on the face of the transcript.