Transcripts

Transcripts from the Ann Arbor Campus can be ordered in one of three ways:

Online: Wolverine Access

Current and many former students with a uniqname and university/Kerberos password can order transcripts online through Wolverine Access. From the Student Business page, choose Order Transcript.

This option is not available to those who have attachments which must accompany a paper transcript, or who last attended prior to Fall 1993.

Fax or mail

Fax or mail a request to our office using the printable Transcript Order Form. If you are unable to print the online form, send a letter and include the following:

  • Complete student name and handwritten signature
  • Student identification number or Social Security number
  • Dates of attendance and the school/unit of enrollment (e.g. LSA or Rackham)
  • Degrees awarded
  • Current mailing address and daytime phone number
  • Names and complete addresses of all recipients

Mail or fax a letter to:

Transcript and Certification Department
Office of the Registrar
University of Michigan
LS&A Suite 5000
500 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382

Phone: 734.763.9066
Fax:734.764.5556

In person

For students/alumni who cannot use Wolverine Access, or have attachments which must accompany a paper transcript, an order can be placed in person at one of the Student Services locations- be sure to bring photo identification.

Transcript orders cannot be accepted via email or phone.

Electronic (PDF) Transcripts

Electronic (PDF) Transcripts are FREE. Delivery is within minutes of the request being processed. PDF transcripts are not available for students or alumni who:

  • Last attended prior to Fall 1993.
  • Have diacritical marks in their dissertation title.
  • Were enrolled in a Residential College course prior to Fall 1996.
  • Last attended the Law School prior to May 2000.
  • Last attended the Medical School prior to 1996.

Requestors will receive an email confirmation when the transcript is available for the recipient to download and another email when the transcript has been downloaded by the recipient.

PDF document delivery is becoming increasingly common across institutions, organizations, and agencies. However, before requesting PDF transcript delivery, please verify that the recipient will accept an electronic transcript. Additionally, it is important that you verify the correct email address for transmission of the transcript.

PDF delivered transcripts are secured by a digital certificate. This certificate insures the recipient of two important details:

  • The transcript has been prepared and delivered by the University of Michigan, Office of the Registrar.
  • The transcript is authentic and has not been altered.
  • Information for Third Party Recipients

    The University of Michigan is now sending official transcripts in an electronic pdf format. These transcripts are considered official documents and can be validated because they have been digitally signed and certified by the University of Michigan.

    The first step when receiving a secure document from the University of Michigan is to open the original email and click on the link. This will open up a wizard in your browser which will enable you to send yourself a pass code in a separate email. Once you receive the pass code in a separate email, enter the pass code into the pass code box, and then you may download the digitally signed electronic pdf transcripts.

    Transcripts must be downloaded within 90 days of receipt.

  • Document Validity

    All official electronic transcripts from the University of Michigan have been digitally signed and therefore contain special characteristics. When the document is viewed through Adobe Reader using Adobe® Acrobat version 6.0 or greater, or Adobe® Reader version 6.04 or greater, it will reveal a digital certificate that has been applied to the transcript. This digital certificate will appear in a pop-up screen or status bar on the document, display a blue ribbon, and declare that the document was certified by the University of Michigan with a valid certificate issued by GeoTrust CA for Adobe®. This document certification can be validated by clicking on the Signature Properties of the document.

    The blue ribbon symbol is assurance that the digital certificate is valid, the document is authentic, and the contents of the transcript have not been altered.

    If the transcript does not display a valid certification and signature message, reject the transcript immediately. An invalid digital certificate display means either the digital signature is not authentic, or the document has been altered. The digital signature can also be revoked by the transcript office if there is cause, and digital signatures can expire. A document with an invalid digital signature display should be rejected.

    Lastly, one other possible message, Author Unknown, can have two possible meanings: The certificate is a self-signed certificate or has been issued by an unknown or untrusted certificate authority and therefore has not been trusted, or the revocation check could not complete. If this message is received make sure there is a proper connection to the internet. If there is a connection and the digital signature cannot be validated, reject the document.

    The current version of Adobe® Reader is free of charge, and available for immediate download at http://www.adobe.com.

    If you require further information regarding the authenticity of this transcript, you may email or call the Transcripts, Certification and Diploma Department at ro.transcript.orders@umich.edu or 734.763.9066.

Processing time

Standard processing for paper transcripts takes two business days and is free of charge. Electronic (PDF) transcript orders are processed within minutes and is free of charge.

  • Hold for Grades/Hold for Degree Posting

    Current students may request that their transcript order be held until grades and/or degrees for the current semester are posted to the transcript.

    • Hold for grade requests will be processed for most schools and colleges approximately two weeks after the last day of final exams.
    • Hold for degree requests will be processed for most schools and colleges approximately four to six weeks after the last day of final exams.
  • Rush Processing and Expedited Delivery Options for Paper Transcripts

    Rush Transcript Processing* 

    $10 per copy
    Request must be received by 12:00 p.m. EST for same day processing. The delivery methods are: postmarked the same day, faxed the same day, or pick-up between 3 – 5:00 p.m. 

    Rush Transcript Processing + Next Business Day Delivery*

    $10 per copy + $15 per US Street Address **
    $10 per copy + $25 per P.O. Box Address 
    $10 per copy + $40 per International Address***
    Request must be received by 12:00 p.m. EST for same day processing. 

    Standard 2-day Processing + Next Business Day Delivery

    $15 per US Street Address **
    $25 per P.O. Box Address
    $40 per International Address***
    Transcripts will be sent by overnight delivery after two business days.

    *If you are unable to place your Rush request online through Wolverine Access, please fax or mail a request to our office using the printable Rush Transcript Order Form.
    **The $15 per US Address option requires a street address.
    ***International addresses may take 1-3 business days for delivery.

Transcripts with Attachments

Paper transcript orders with attachments

To have a required attachment mailed with a paper transcript, you may either:

  1. Bring the attachment(s) to any Student Services site. A representative will place the order and ensure that the attachment is mailed with the transcript.
  2. Fax or mail the attachment(s) to our office along with a completed Transcript Order Form

Forms and labels for LSAC, AACOMAS, AMCAS*, CASPA, PharmCAS, PTCAS, and State. Licensing Boards are the most frequent attachments mailed with paper transcripts.

*AMCAS accepts electronic PDF transcripts sent from the University of Michigan. Students can input their AAMC ID and AAMC Transcript ID numbers into our online transcript ordering system, via Wolverine Access, and submit their transcripts to AMCAS without having to upload the AMCAS matching form. Detailed instructions may be found here.

Electronic (PDF) transcript orders with attachments

For attachments that must accompany an electronic (PDF) transcript, upload the file(s) on the Transcript Ordering page through Wolverine Access. There is a 1MB file size limit for each attachment.

Caution: Please do not upload files that contain private personal information (e.g., social security number or credit card information).

Check the Status of your transcript order

Current and many former students with a uniqname and university/Kerberos password may check the status of their transcript order online through Wolverine Access. From the Student Business page, choose Transcript Order Status.

Alumni without an active Wolverine Access account may check the status of a transcript order by calling 734.763.9066.

Help topics:
Ordering Medical School transcripts
Ordering Law School transcripts
Ordering transcripts from Dearborn or Flint campuses
Differences between official and unofficial transcripts
Transcripts with financial holds