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How to Get Your College Transcript

Watch more How to Find a Job videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to get your college transcript by following these steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Locate your school's registrar Locate the registrar of your former university. Most colleges and universities have a registrar's office that is responsible for student records and transcripts. Tip Some registrar's offices maintain different departments for undergraduate and graduate records. Step 2: Gather your information Gather your personal information. Most schools will require you to provide your full name, your current address, phone number, your Social Security or student ID number, your graduation year and dates of attendance, your signature, the number of copies you need, and the names and addresses of the transcript recipients. Step 3: Make your request by mail Put your request in writing and send it via certified mail to your school's registrar's office. Tip Most schools will deny your request for official transcripts if you owe money to the school or have an outstanding hold on your account. Step 4: Make your request electronically Check your school's website to find out if they'll accept an electronic request. If they will, you may be required to prove your identity. Step 5: Be prepared to pay Be prepared to pay a processing fee, as well as money to cover any mailing costs. Tip Transcript fees are typically under $10, but vary by institution. Step 6: Wait Wait for your transcripts to arrive at their destination. Depending on the size of your school, the destination, and your method of requesting the transcript, the process may take five to 10 business days. Did You Know? According to a study done by The Project on Student Debt in 2008, the average attendee of a four-year institution in the United States has more than $23,000 in student loan debt.
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