The University of Maryland has partnered with National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) for convenient transcript ordering and delivery.

Online transcript ordering offers many benefits including:
  • Convenient 24/7 access
  • Secure transactions
  • Fast electronic transcript delivery worldwide
  • Automatic order updates via mobile text alerts (optional) and email
  • Online order tracking
  • Ability to order multiple transcripts for multiple recipients in one order
  • Ability to upload documents that must accompany your official transcript

Please read the following sections carefully for important transcript ordering instructions.

  1. Consult the intended recipients(s) about the preferred transcript format. Electronic PDF transcripts are not accepted by all recipients and the University will not reissue transcript orders or provide a refund for orders once they are processed.

  2. If applicable, have your application service (e.g., AMCAS, LSAC, Common App, etc.) ID/account number ready. Forms are no longer necessary when sending a transcript using your application service account number.

  3. Prepare agency-required forms that must be included with your transcript. Documents or forms that cannot be authenticated by the Office of the University Registrar will be removed from your transcript request. Examples of documents that will not be accepted as attachments include: unofficial or official transcripts, diplomas, letters or correspondence, copies of identity documents (e.g. passports, driver's license, etc.).

  4. Have your credit or debit card ready. The University of Maryland charges $8.00 for each official transcript. Note: National Student Clearinghouse charges additional processing and shipping and handling fees based on your selections.

  5. You will need your 9-digit University ID (UID) number to request a transcript.
    • Q: How do I obtain my UID?
      A: Using your directory ID and password, login to Testudo to obtain your UID. You can find your UID beneath your name on the Profile page.
    • Q: How do I obtain my directory ID and password?
      A: Visit Former Student Identity Verification to obtain your directory ID and password (on this page you may select UID or select last 5 digits of SSN from the dropdown box). For additional instructions, review this IT Support Article.
You will be notified during the transcript ordering process if a hold exists on your record. Your transcript order cannot be processed until the hold is removed. Once the hold is resolved, your transcript will be released. Your credit card will not be charged until your order is completed. Types of holds include:

  • Judicial Hold: Contact the Office of Student Conduct at (301) 314-8204 or to resolve the hold on your student record.
  • Administrative Hold: Contact the Office of the University Registrar at (301) 314-8240 or to resolve the hold on your student record.
  • No Record Found: Please refer to FAQs in the tab below for a list of reasons why your transcript is unable to be processed. If you believe you received this message in error, contact the Office of the University Registrar at (301) 314-8240 or to resolve this issue.
  • Archived Record Hold: No action necessary. Please allow an additional 3-5 business days for your record to be processed.
GPAs and Degrees for Current Students and Recent Graduates

Prior to placing your order, review your unofficial transcript to confirm that your GPA and/or degree have posted to your record. No refund will be provided if your order is fulfilled before GPAs and/or degrees appear on your transcript.

GPA and degree posting dates can be found on the transcript ordering site.

Order Processing Time

  • Electronic PDF Transcripts: Electronic PDF transcripts are generally processed the same business day. Once the electronic PDF transcript is sent, the recipient will receive two email notifications--one with a secure 30-day link and another with a password to access the transcript. No refund will be provided if the recipient fails to retrieve the electronic PDF transcript within 30 days.
  • Paper Transcripts: Paper transcripts are processed within 1-2 business days after receipt of your order and are subject to domestic and international shipping. Certified mail and express shipping options are available for selection during the transcript ordering process.

Processing Delays

Your order may be delayed for the following reasons:

  • Holds: Holds on your record will delay transcript processing. Consult the Holds on Your Record section above for details.
  • Attachments: You have the ability to upload documents that must accompany your official transcript. Your attachment will be reviewed and is subject to approval. This may cause a slight delay in processing.

Under the following circumstances, you should NOT request a transcript through National Student Clearinghouse:

  • Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA): Students requesting an official transcript of coursework completed through IAA must submit a transcript request via the Institute of Applied Agriculture Transcript Request option on Testudo.
  • Veterinary Medicine: Students must submit a transcript request to Virginia Tech, Office of the University Registrar.
  • Inter-Institutional, DC Consortium, BigTen Course Share, or Crosstown ROTC: Students must contact their home institution to obtain an official transcript.
  • Last date of attendance at UMD was prior to 1982: Students must contact the Office of the University Registrar at (301) 314-8240 or to obtain your transcript.
Can I pick up my transcript in-person?
No, all transcript orders must be placed online through National Student Clearinghouse.

Can I expedite my transcript order?
Electronic PDF transcripts are generally processed the same business day. For paper transcripts, National Student Clearinghouse offers several domestic and international shippping options for expedited service.

How do I get an unofficial copy of my transcript?
Students can view or print their unofficial transcript on Testudo.

Why did I receive a "No Record Found" message when placing my transcript order?
You cannot submit a transcript request through National Student Clearinghouse. Please see the Applied Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, Visiting, and Former Students section above for details.

Why was my attached document removed from my transcript order?
If you attached a document that the Office of the University Registrar cannot authenticate or is not appropriate to be included with an official transcript, we will remove the uploaded document and proceed with processing your transcript order.

For additional questions, see the National Student Clearinghouse Transcripts FAQs.