How to Request a Transcript
SAVE TIME!! - Order Online
NMU has partnered with the National Student Clearinghouse to provide transcript ordering online. Students can order transcripts online anytime using a major credit card. One of the many great advantages of the online service is that students will receive e-mail notifications on the status of the request. The other big advantage is the speed in which transcripts are delivered. If you prefer not to use the online order system, you may opt to use the mail-in service. Forms can be printed from the link on the left. Because the mailing process is so dependent on mail delivery time, please consider using the online option, if time is a factor.
Rush/One-Day-Service is available but your request must be received prior to 11 a.m. EST, in order to get the transcript out in the same day mail. See Fees and Processing Time link on the left for more information. If you have a financial or laptop hold, your transcripts cannot be released. And, transcripts cannot be requested by e-mail or from friends and family.
Read the directions!! If you have questions, check the transcript information links on the left of this web page.
Attn: Transferring Students
If you are sending your transcript to another college, please specify the name of the college office that you want your transcript delivered to when you enter the address. If you enrolled/pre-enrolled for the fall/winter semester at NMU, those courses will appear on your transcript. You will be required to provide another transcript to your new school once those courses are completed or dropped.
Attn: December Graduates
Can I order that my transcript request be held for semester grades or until my degree is posted?
Degrees do not post to transcripts automatically. Degree posting requires verification that usually takes four to six weeks after graduation to appear on a transcript. When you request a transcript, you may request one of the following:
- Mail transcript now
- Mail after current semester grades [mailed Dec. 20]
- Mail after degree is posted [mid January]
If mail after current semester grades is selected, your transcript will be held until the semester grades are posted. Transcripts are usually mailed the following Friday after exam week. If the mail after degree is posted is marked, your transcript will not be sent until your degree is posted to your transcript. Degree posting generally takes about four to six weeks after the semester ends, as a final degree granting audit is required. But, students who submit a transcript request prior to the end of the semester and request mail after degree posted will usually have their degree audit and posting prioritized.
Order Electronically - Current Students
To order an official transcript(s), log into my.nmu. Click on the Student Services tab, then the “Order/Track Transcript” link. Once you are at the National Student Clearinghouse web site, select the “transcript ordering/tracking” link.
Order Electronically - Former Students
Log into the NCS secure site. The National Student Clearinghouse site will walk you through placing your order, including delivery options and fees. You can order as many transcripts as you like in a single session. Each address must be submitted as a separate request. Order status and updates will be emailed to you. You can also track your order online. Note: You will be required to sign a release online during the process using a computer mouse. At this time, the signature feature does not work using a smart phone or a tablet. If you fail to submit your signature online, you will receive an email notification and be required to download the signature form that you must fax to NSC before your order is processed. Also, if you are experiencing technical difficulties with viewing or submitting transcript order information on the NSC site, sometimes using a different web browser will fix the issue [i.e. use Chrome, FireFox, etc. instead of Explorer].
Order by Mail - Paper Form
Click on the Request Forms link on the right side of this page.
Transcript Request Options and Fees
Requested Electronically and Delivered by Electronic PDF - $9
Secure link delivered to an e-mail address within an hour.
NOTE: This service is only available to students who first enrolled at NMU Fall 1993 or later. Any student with attendance dates prior to Fall 1993 can only receive a paper copy.
Requested Electronically and Delivered by Mail - $7.25
Regular processing time 2-3 business days.
Requested Electronically and Rush Service - Delivered by Mail or Office Pickup - $22.25
Processed within 24 business hours. Order must be received prior to 11 a.m. EST in order to go out in the same day's mail by first class postage.
Requested in Person at Student Service Center - $5
Regular processing time 2-3 business days.
Requested in Person and Rush Service at Student Service Center - $15
Usually processed while you wait or same day service.
Requested by Mail Using Paper Transcript Request Form - $5
Regular processing time 2-3 business days once received [this is by far the slowest option].
Additional Mailing Options:
Regular processing time of 2-3 business days applies unless rush service is also included.
-$25 postage 2-Day Delivery - Continental USA Only (does not include transcript fee)
-$40 postage 1-Day Delivery - Continental USA Only (does not include transcript fee)
Print a transcript request form and mail to the Registrar's Office. If you include pre-addressed mailing labels, your transcript request may be processed a little quicker. If you need your transcript quickly, don't mail it - use the online service mentioned above.
All paper requests must include: name, NMU IN (or S.S.# for non-students), signature, transcript fee and the exact address where the transcript is to be sent. Each official transcript is $5 per copy. First class postage is included in the transcript fee. A check or money order made out to NMU must be included with all requests received by mail. You can also drop off the form at the Student Service Center. Transcript requests that do not include correct fees will not be processed.
Transcripts cannot be requested by phone, e-mail, verbally, from friends, your spouse or relatives in accordance with The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. There are no exceptions to this policy.
If you are currently living outside the United States, stationed abroad in the military, or if you have an emergency situation, please use the online site to request your transcript. It will be a lot faster.
Because of personal security and other concerns, NMU cannot e-mail, scan or fax transcripts.
If you have further questions, please review information available on the transcript links on the right sidebar of this web page. If you have further questions, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unofficial transcripts are $2 per copy. Unofficial transcripts cannot be requested through the National Student Clearinghouse. Request forms are available on the upper left link of this page. If you need a transcript right away, or for some other "emergency" reason, you will need to request an official transcript and use the RUSH service option. NMU cannot e-mail or fax unofficial transcripts.
Current Students - can access their unofficial transcript by going to mynmu.nmu.edu and entering their NMU (e-mail) user ID and password. Unofficial transcripts are printed on plain paper and are a basic print-out of courses and grades for the student's personal file. Unofficial transcripts are issued for student use only and will only be sent to the student's address.
Former Students - There is no difference in processing time or process for unofficial transcripts. Student copies contain the same confidential information and cannot be obtained any differently than official transcripts.