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Office of the Registrar



Official or unofficial transcript through the Student Records office by submitting a TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM.

NOTE: Current students, or graduates who still have access, can order transcripts online through the Student Menu in the Student Information System (SIS).

  • An official transcript bears the Registrar's signature and is printed on red security paper. It is provided in a sealed envelope with a facsimile of the Registrar's signature stamped across the seal.
  • An unofficial transcript does not bear the Registrar's signature and seal. It contains the same information as an official transcript but also includes information on any "in progress" courses.

Transcripts include all courses taken at Rensselaer, semester and cumulative Grade Point Averages, and degrees awarded, as well as ranking information (undergraduates only).

  • Transcript requests must be made in writing, and include your signature to authorize its release.
  • Transcripts cannot be sent via fax or email. You must pick them up in person or have them mailed.

There is no charge for transcripts. However, you cannot receive your transcript if you have an outstanding financial obligation with the Bursar or the Student Loan Office.

Once you have printed and completed your Transcript Request Form, you may

  • Fax it to:
  • Or Mail it to:
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Office of the Registrar
    Academy Hall 2000 Level
    110 8th Street
    Troy, NY 12180-3590
  • Or scan the completed and signed form and email it to:

You may also request your transcript in person by visiting the Registrar's Office in Academy Hall.

If you are not able to access the form, you may mail a written request to the above address. Be sure that your letter includes your name, student number, dates of attendance, the address where the transcript is to be sent, and your signature.

The Registrar Staff processes transcript requests every business day. Requests received by noon are normally mailed within one to two business days. Please note, however, that students who attended Rensselaer prior to 1980 generally have a microfilm record rather than a computerized record, and it may therefore take additional time to process these requests.

Transcripts covering a student's secondary and previous college education, which have been submitted to the University as a requirement for admission or for transfer credit purposes, become a part of the Registrar's official file. Rensselaer does not reissue, or certify copies of transcripts from other institutions. Transcripts must be ordered directly from the institution where the coursework was taken.